Pegasus Day was a big day for Knicks Go's connections, and also for Gulfstream, which had horseplayers trackside for the first time in more than 10 months.
Pegasus Day always brings out celebrities as well; former NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire was at Gulfstream to give the call of “Rider's Up!"
Attendance at Gulfstream was capped at 1,800, or about one-sixth of what the capacity was for the four previous editions of Pegasus Day.
“It’s meant a lot to a lot of people.”And he enjoyed Pegasus day more than most.
Pletcher had horses grab first and second in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf, the race that preceded the $3 million main event, with 5-2 favorite Colonel Liam getting loose in the stretch to get a narrow win over Largent.