Pegasus World Cup
 

In 2017, the Donn Handicap switched gears and turned into a 12 Million dollar extravaganza that eventually fizzled its way down to 3 million. That is still a nice hefty take to grab at the beginning of the year. Long gone are the years when superstars like Cigar, Skip Away, Harlan's Holiday and Medaglia D'oro were gracing the Winner's Circle in the Donn Handicap 

 

In those past 15 editions:

9 Stamina horses won - which is a 60% win ratio

4 Speed horses won - which is a 26.6% win ratio

2 Midrange horses won - which is a 13.33% win ratio

 

86.6% of the time a speed horse or a stamina horse will be fighting for that wire. That is a wildly large advantage. The stamina contender has over a 2 to 1 success rate in beating that speed opponent down the stretch. Stamina holds the clear advantage, however, the speed winners mostly all came in the much more recent editions so it is very important to continue to pit the two extremes against each other within their respective groups.

Past Winners of the Pegasus/Donn Handicap

 

2020 - Mucho Gusto

DP = 2-0-10-0-0 (12) DI = 1.40 CD = 0.33

Mare Profile = 6-4-11-9-3 Speed = 10 Stamina = 12 Index = 1.04 Triads = 21-24-23

 

2019 - City of Light

DP = 2-3-7-0-0 (12) DI = 2.43 CD = 0.58

Mare Profile = 7-4-2-7-9 Speed = 11 Stamina = 16 Index = 0.74 Triads = 13-13-18

 

2018 - Gun Runner

DP = 1-2-14-1-0 (18) DI = 1.25 CD = 0.17

Mare Profile = 1-5-5-8-7 Speed = 6 Stamina = 15 Index = 0.44 Triads = 11-18-20

 

2017 - Arrogate

DP = 6-25-7-0-2 (40) DI = 6.27 CD = 0.83

Mare Profile = 4-6-4-7-9 Speed = 10 Stamina = 16 Index = 0.62 Triads = 14-17-20

 

2016 - Mshawish

DP = 6-6-6-2-0 (20) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.80

Mare Profile = 7-4-7-5-8 Speed = 11 Stamina = 13 Index = 0.89 Triads = 18-16-20

 

2015 - Constitution

DP = 5-10-12-1-0 (28) DI = 3.00 CD = 0.68 (Tapit)

Mare Profile = 8-7-3-5-7 Speed = 15 Stamina = 12 Index = 1.18 Triads = 18-15-15

 

2014 - Lea

DP = 3-2-19-6-0 (30) DI = 0.94 CD = 0.07

Mare Profile = 5-7-4-10-4 Speed = 12 Stamina = 14 Index = 0.95 Triads = 16-21-18

 

2013 - Graydar

DP = 6-25-7-0-2 (40) DI = 6.27 CD = 0.83

Mare Profile = 5-5-4-3-11 Speed = 10 Stamina = 14 Index = 0.66 Triads = 14-12-18

 

2012 - Hymn Book

DP = 4-4-13-1-0 (22) DI = 1.93 CD = 0.50

Mare Profile = 8-2-6-6-6 Speed = 10 Stamina = 12 Index = 1.00 Triads = 16-14-18

 

2011 - Giant Oak

DP = 8-1-25-0-0 (34) DI = 1.72 CD = 0.50

Mare Profile = 5-8-2-12-3 Speed = 13 Stamina = 15 Index = 1.00 Triads = 15-22-17

 

2010 - Quality Road

DP = 7-7-15-1-0 (30) DI = 2.53 CD = 0.67

Mare Profile = 9-6-2-6-9 Speed = 15 Stamina = 15 Index = 1.00 Triads = 17-14-17

 

2009 - Albertus Maximus

DP = 6-2-9-1-2 (20) DI = 1.67 CD = 0.45

Mare Profile = 3-3-6-7-7 Speed = 6 Stamina = 14 Index = 0.56 Triads = 12-16-20

 

2008 - Spring at Last

DP = 5-1-14-3-1 (24) DI = 1.18 CD = 0.25

Mare Profile = 5-4-4-9-5 Speed = 9 Stamina = 14 Index = 0.78 Triads = 13-17-18

 

2007 - Invasor

DP = 7-0-9-0-2 (18) DI = 1.77 CD = 0.56

Mare Profile = 3-3-3-10-5 Speed = 6 Stamina = 15 Index = 0.52 Triads = 9-16-18

 

2006 - Brass Hat

DP = 1-2-8-1-0 (12) DI = 1.40 CD = 0.25

Mare Profile = 3-4-6-10-3 Speed = 7 Stamina = 13 Index = 0.73 Triads = 13-20-19

 

Prior to the 15 years, just for context, the following winners date back to 2000. They are listed with their chef index and points total:

 

2005 - Saint Liam -- Index: 1.62 (42)

2004 - Medaglio D'Oro -- Index: 2.82 (42)

2003 - Harlan's Holiday -- Index: 2.33 (20)

2002 - Mongoose -- Index: 2.82 (42)

2001 - Captain Steve -- Index: 3.57 (16)

2000 - Stephen Got Even -- Index: 2.82 (42)

 

So if we go back 21 years:

10 Stamina Winners = 47.6%

6 Midrange Winners = 28.5%

5 Speed Winners = 23%