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Empire Maker favored for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1 (UPI) -- Despite a recent injury, Empire Maker Thursday was installed as the 6-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 17 for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

Empire Maker wins Wood Memorial

OZONE PARK, N.Y., April 13 (UPI) -- Empire Maker solidified his status as the Kentucky Derby favorite Saturday, holding off Funny Cide to win the $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred Grade I stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Harlan's Holiday, Buddha win Derby preps

Harlan's Holiday ran away from Booklet again and Buddha held off Medaglia d'Oro Saturday in prep races for the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of horse racing's T
By United Press International

Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Saturday's 18th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships provide some classic matchups, including a potential rubber match in the $4 millio
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Fusaichi Pegasus
BAP2000052010 - 20 MAY 2000 - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA: Red Bullet, ridden by jockey Jerry Bailey, crosses the finish line at the Preakness May 20. The win prevented Fusaichi Pegasus from winning a triple crown. mc/Mitra Cowan UPI
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Fusaichi Pegasus (Japanese pronunciation: ) (foaled April 12, 1997) was purchased as a yearling for $4 million by Fusao Sekiguchi. His name is a combination of his owner's name, "Fusao," and the Japanese word for one, "ichi," to mean #1 or the best. The second half is the winged horse of Greek mythology. Fusaichi Pegasus won the Kentucky Derby in 2000. This thoroughbred's time was 2:01.12 around the 1 1/4 mile track. He was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. After the Kentucky Derby, many believed that he would win the Triple Crown. However, he was defeated by Red Bullet in the Preakness Stakes. After his loss in the Preakness Stakes, he did not race in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes.

"FuPeg", as the stallion is affectionately known by his fans, is a son of Mr. Prospector and out of Angel Fever, a mare by leading sire Danzig. In addition to the Kentucky Derby, Fusaichi Pegasus also won the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes and Jerome Handicap.

In 2000, Fusaichi Pegasus was sold to Irish breeder Coolmore Stud for a reported price of more than US$60 million (£35m). The previous record for a stallion prospect was US$40m (£24m), paid in 1983 for Shareef Dancer. For several years, Fusaichi Pegasus served as a "shuttle stallion" standing at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Kentucky during the Northern Hemisphere breeding season and at Coolmore Australia near Jerrys Plains, New South Wales during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season, but as of the 2010 breeding season stands exclusively in Kentucky. Among his progeny are Grade 1 winners Bandini and Haradasun.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Fusaichi Pegasus."
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