Sir Winston en route to winning the 2019 Belmont Stakes. NYRA/Joe Labozzetta photo.

Belmont Winner Sir Winston to Contest Pegasus World Cup

Edited Press Release

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston breezed an easy five furlongs the morning of Jan. 14 at Palm Meadows Training Center in preparation for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park.

The 2019 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner was timed in 1:02.30 for his fifth workout at Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County since concluding his resurgent 2021 campaign at Woodbine.

“He’s been training well. His breeze this morning was very good,” said trainer Mark Casse, who reported that he has yet to decide who will ride the 6-year-old son of Awesome Again in the Pegasus World Cup, which will be featured on a blockbuster program that will also include the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) and the $500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf Invitational (G3).

Sir Winston returned from a layoff of nearly a year to enjoy a solid four-race 2021 campaign, starting with an impressive Aug. 19 allowance win at Woodbine, where the Kentucky homebred finished a close second in both the Durham Cup (G3) and Autumn (G2) before winning the 1 ½-mile Valedictory (G3).