Well done Pegasus Alum Shivermetimbers! The 3 year old colt took his third win at Del Mar Racecourse in fine fashion for Owners Mark Dedomenico LLC and West Point Thoroughbreds, Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, and Jockey Mike Smith!
Accelerate is victorious in the Breeder's Cup Classic!
November 03, 2018
What an AMAZING day for Pegasus Friend and Client Hronis Racing LLC! 2018 Horse of the Year Nominee Accelerate was victorious in the prestigious Breeder's Cup Classic. Congratulations to all connections- Owner Hronis Racing LLC, Trainer John Sadler, and Jockey Joel Rosario
Pegasus Alum Breaks his Maiden on Breeder's Cup Weekend!
November 02, 2018
2 year old colt Jack Van Berg, a 2017 Pegasus Sale Alum, who was broke and trained by Pegasus Staff and Trainer Michael Puhich broke his Maiden in fine form on Breeder's Cup Weekend. Congratulations to all connections- Owner Muddy Waters Stables LLC, Trainer Tom Van Berg, and Jockey Jon Court. Well done!
Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Announces March 2017 Sale
October 31, 2016
By popular demand Pegasus has announced the renewal of its two-year-old in training sale. The sale, which has been on hiatus since 2012, will return on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A training preview will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017. New in next year’s edition will be a horses of racing age segment.
Past Pegasus sale graduates include multiple Grade 1 winner Belle Gallantey, Grade 2 winner Broken Sword and Grade 1 stakes placed Blonde Fog. Additionally, the sale produced 11-time winner Southern Solution and 15-time winner Eltoninadress. Two previous editions of the sale have attracted top trainers in search of their next champion. The 2017 sale will have a unique online presence allowing prospective buyers to view videos and photos of the entrants in the weeks leading up to the event.
The deadline to apply to the two-year-olds in training portion of the sale is November 10, 2016 with horses due on the grounds by November 15, 2016 to be broke and trained up to the sale by Pegasus. The deadline for applicants to enter the horses of racing age portion of the sale is December 15, 2016, with horses due on the grounds by January 1, 2017 to be trained by Pegasus up to the sale. Prospective applicants should contact the Pegasus office at 425-898-1060. More information regarding the sale will be available in the coming weeks at www.pegasustrainingcenter.com.
Congratulations to Glen Todd and Dr. Mark Dedomenico who won yesterday's Emerald Derby in courageous fashion outdueling Barkley to the wire. Randy Goulding's DRF story includes a link to the race video. It's a fun one to watch. He was ridden to victory by David Lopez and trained by Mike Puhich.
Congratulations to Taman Guard who broke his maiden stylishly at Los Alamitos for owners KMN Racing, Jason Litt, Alex Solis and Eugene McFadden. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer the son of Midnight Lute was trained here at Pegasus until February. He showed tremendous talent here before being put through his final paces in Southern California.
Also, returning a winner over the weekend was Crazy Prophet who won last years Graduation Stakes at Hastings. His win in an allowance Sunday should help spring him forward to bigger things this summer in Canada. Congratulation to Shamrock Stables!
Gimme Da Lute was recently honored by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association as 2015 Horse of the Year. In addition to top honors, he took home awards as the state’s best three-year-old male and sprinter. During his 2015 campaign he won six of nine starts including four stakes races. His most prestigious wins came in the Los Alamitos Derby (G2) and Affirmed Stakes (G3).
Tragically, last fall while working at Santa Anita he fractured a hind leg. Successful surgery was performed, however, as he came out of surgery he severely fractured his leg and had to be euthanized. The colt raced for the partnership of Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman and was trained by Bob Baffert. The son of Midnight Lute was a homebred for the partnership out of the mare Casino Gold.
Gimme Da Lute was broke here at Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation where he showed tremendous talent early on. His half-brother by Coil is currently in training here and should be making his way to the track very soon.
Dr. Mark Dedomenico Honored at Washington Annual Awards Banquet
February 28, 2016
Pegasus owner and founder, Dr. Mark Dedomenico, was honored by the Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Saturday night with the S.J. Agnew Special Achievement Award. Mike Pegram made a special trip in for the presentation at Emerald Downs. Dr. Dedomenico was in a humbling speech praised the history of racing in Washington State.
Later in the evening Pegasus resident Lady Rosberg was named champion older filly or mare and turf horse at Washington's Annual Awards Banquet. Her owner Karl Krieg was Washington's leading owner in 2015. His homebred Absolutely cool, a former Pegasus resident, was named champion sprinter. Congratulations to all!
Daring Darling broke her maiden yesterday in her first career start for owner Dr. Mark Dedomenico and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The daughter of Tiz Wonderful out of the Bernardini mare Darling’s Darling was purchased out of the September yearling sale for $90,000 in 2014. She was broke and trained here at Pegasus before being sent to Jerry Hollendorfer.
She was sent off at odds of 5/2 and sat just off the leader before pulling alongside in the early running. Her official margin of victory was ½ length with jockey Martin Pedroza in the saddle. Check out the video of the race by clicking below to the Thoroughbred Daily News website.
Seattle Serenade Remains Perfect in 2nd Career Start
December 11, 2015
On Friday, Dr. Dedomenico's Seattle Serenade won his second career start stylishly. Under jockey Mike Smith, he completed the six furlongs in 1:08.90 over the Los Alamitos dirt. Dr. Dedomenico co-owns the promising three-year-old colt along with Hill 'n' Dale Farm and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The future is bright! He is a son of Smart Strike out of the A.P. Indy mare, Serenading. Click the button below for the Thoroughbred Daily News' write-up and video of the race.
Shared Belief was euthanized earlier today after suffering a bout of colic. Lenny Shulman of The Blood Horse reports that he galloped this morning and then began to show signs of distress after returning to his stall. He was sent to University California Davis where they attempted surgery but they were unable to save him.
Our deepest sympathies go out to all his owners and caretakers. Anyone who ever had the chance to be around him knows how special he was. We were fortunate to have him here at Pegasus while he was recuperating from a hip injury suffered in 2014. He spent time in our rehab facility before starting his early training. He became part of our family and we are all terribly saddened.
Here are a few photos taken here at the farm that we will always remember him with.
Wrath of Ruthie was dazzling once again as she posted her second career victory in as many starts. The three-year-old filly spent time here at Pegasus before being sent to Steve Asmussen. Check out her front running victory in this link to the Thoroughbred Daily News.
Pegasus graduate, Seattle Serenade looked like a million bucks for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer while taking yesterday's opener at Del Mar. Seattle Serenade was purchased for $1 million out of the Keeneland September sale as a yearling. He is a son of Smart Strike out of the A.P. Indy mare Serenading. He dug in down the stretch to best his only rival, Statesman by just under a length. Those two finished 11 lengths ahead of the rest of the field.
Seattle Serenade is owned in partnership by Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holding, Mark Dedomenico and Jerry Hollendorfer. He was ridden to victory by jockey Mike Smith. After yesterday's win he looks to only improve going forward.
We would like to send a big congratulations out to LNJ Foxwoods who scored an impressive maiden win yesterday with Wrath of Ruthie. She was trained for her debut by Steve Asmussen and ridden to victory by Ricardo Santana. Wrath of Ruthie was trained here at Pegasus before shipping to the Asmussen barn in September. Santana wrapped up on her early and she coasted to victory by 9 ½ lengths. Check out the video link courtesy of the TDN and Fasig-Tipton.
Sam’s Sister was sold for $1.15 million during Tuesday’s session at Keeneland. She was purchased by Colts Neck Stable and was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale. She was broke and started training here at Pegasus before going on to win graded stakes races such as the La Brea (G1) and the Santa Monica (G2). She was raced in partnership by Pegasus’ founder, Mark Dedomenico, Jerry Hollendorfer and George Todaro. She finished her career with five wins and earnings of nearly $500,000. We can’t wait to see what she does as a broodmare.
Why Shared Belief's injury could have been a blessing in disguise by Daniel Ross
October 15, 2015
Daniel Ross recently wrote this story on the injury and recovery of Shared Belief. As many of you know after the injury he sustained in the Charles Town Classic he came here to Pegasus to rehab. He is now back in training and will be returning to the Hollendorfer barn in the near future. Click the link below to read Daniel Ross' story in the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.
Congratulations to Shamrock Stables & Crazy Prophet who won yesterday's Ascot Graduation Stakes at Hastings. Crazy Prophet was broke here at Pegasus. Here's the story from the Hasting's wrap-up.
The Ascot Graduation: Crazy Prophet Generates A Crazy Profit
Eleven horses went to the post in the Ascot but Crazy Prophet ($43.10) was the first one home, upsetting the favored Alberta invader Kristofferson who finished second after setting all the fractions. Groot closed from near the rear to be third.
Crazy Prophet was sent off at more than 20-1 by the public who could not foresee him winning, perhaps noticing that he was coming off a maiden sprint win only nine days earlier, but not recalling that he ran the last quarter mile in that race in a little over 24 seconds. He definitely finished this one strongly after a ground saving rail ride by Pedro Alvarado that saw him move outside Kristofferson in the lane and get to the front late, but definitively, in a time of 1:45.58 for the mile-and-a-sixteenth.
Crazy Prophet was bred in British Columbia by Mike Chernan and is owned by Shamrock Racing Stable, Ltd. James Brown is the trainer. The winner is by the lamented Rosberg, out of Mazel Dancer by Mazel Trick.
Prime Engine Wins the Emerald Derby
August 10, 2015
Prime Engine won the third race of his career yesterday when winning the Emerald Derby. He is now a two-time stakes winner. With Joe Steiner aboard he cruised home six lengths in front for owner Dr. Mark Dedomencio and trainer Mike Puhich.