TAMPA, Florida. A rider at a racetrack in Florida died in a training accident, officials said.
Tampa Bay Downs said 19-year-old Daniel Quintero was fatally shot while working with horses until 7 a.m., but declined to provide details.
“The entire racetrack community extends its condolences to his family and friends,” racetrack officials said in a statement. A moment of silence was held in honor of Quintero before the start of the race.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s spokesman Marco Villareal said detectives were investigating the death, but it didn’t appear to be foul play related.
Track announcer Jason Beam told The Tampa Bay Times that Quintero died in an accident involving two horses. He told the newspaper that the horses were unharmed.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Florida. Cyber Knife advances to the final as the favorite.
The 4-year-old is the top pick for the 5-2 morning line for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park where he runs a mile and an eighth in the mud. This will be the last race before the winner of last year’s Haskell Stakes and Arkansas Derby starts his tribal career.
“Obviously we’re taking the show on tour,” Cyberknife coach Brad Cox said. “He has never been to Gulfstream. But I am very pleased with the way he trains. I think if he can get away well and get into the race early, he will be effective. I think he’ll like the Gulfstream 8 mile configuration.”
It will be the wide open Pegasus, the richest race offered at Gulfstream Park and traditionally one of the richest races in North America. In 2022, only the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and $6 million Breeders’ Cup Turf had bigger prizes up for grabs, and the $3 million Pegasus purse is equal to that offered at last year’s Kentucky Derby.
Proxy was set as second pick 9-2 after Sunday’s draw, followed by Skippylongstocking at 5-1 and Defunded at 6-1. They are clear leaders in the eyes of bookmakers; White Abarrio, Art Collector and O’Connor were next at 10-1.
Defunded is being coached by Bob Baffert, who is trying to get his third Pegasus win after Arrogate in 2017 and Mucho Gusto in 2020.
“It’s going to be a tough race,” Baffert said. “You never know. Post. Break. Everything has to go right.”
Field, off rail: Proxy, Simplify (15-1), Ridin with Biden (20-1), White Abarrio, Defunded, Art Collector, Skippilongchulok, Get Her Number (15-1), The Last Samurai (20-1 ). 1), Cyberknife, Stilleto Boy (30-1) and O’Connor.
The 2023 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series will take place at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28 (4:30-6:00 pm ET NBC peacock). Some of the biggest names in the sport are claiming $4.5 million at stake.
cyber knife (5-2) is likely the biggest name to headline an off-road race. He took second place in 2022 Breeders’ Cup Dirty Mile (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1), but have won four in 2022, including Haskell Stakes (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1). Cyberknife is learning Brad Coxon which he rode Florent Géroux and belongs OOO Golden Square.
In the Pegasus World Cup Turf, Keeneland Turf Mile (G1) placed second. Ivar (5-2) and Hollywood Derby (G1) champion Talking Scout (8-1) are among the competitors expected to take part in the race. Also in the field winner of Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G2) city man (4-1), who enters the track with a winning streak of three races.
What is the Pegasus World Cup?
The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is an invitation-only series of races held annually at Gulfstream Park since 2017 (originally only off-road racing was offered, and turf events were added two years ago). The $3 million Pegasus World Cup runs 1 1/8 miles on mud, and the $1 million Pegasus World Cup runs 1 1/8 miles on turf.
Both races are for horses 4 years of age and older and are by invitation only.
You can watch the Pegasus World Cup and Pegasus World Cup Turf on NBC and Peacock on Saturday, January 28 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm ET, as well as on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.
The day will also host the $500,000 Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf (G3).
When is the Pegasus World Championship?
The Pegasus World Cup 2023 Invitational Series will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm ET. It will stream live on NBC and may stream live on NBCSports.com and peacock.
Where is the Pegasus World Championship held?
The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Gulfstream Park is also home to several Road to Kentucky Derby prep races, including the Florida Derby (G1), Fountain of Youth (G2) and Holy Bull (G2).
How can I watch the Pegasus 2023 World Cup?
NBC Sports is home to the 2023 Pegasus World Cup, providing comprehensive race coverage and live analysis on TV, the NBC Sports app, NBCSports.com and more. peacock before, during and after the two main races. The Pegasus World Cup 2023 Invitational Series will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm ET.
Who won the Pegasus World Cup last year in 2022?
Life is good rejected Nix Go chance to win in back to back yo. The foal, trained by Todd Pletcher, then went on to an incredible 2022 campaign, winning three prize money before finishing 5th in the Breeders Cup Classic.
One race early Colonel Liam brought back the magic of 2021 to win the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf. It took him almost a full year to enter his next race, which saw him finish 6th in the Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G2).
Watch the 2023 Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 28 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm ET on NBC, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and peacock.