Prevue Stakes 2010 Results
Hollywood Park Racecourse has been the home of the Prevue Stakes, or Hollywood Prevue Stakes, since its inauguration in 1981. It is a Grade III horse racing event for two-year-old horses and carries a purse of $100 000. The Prevue Stakes is run over seven furlongs and Hollywood Park Racecourse has a cushion track. On Saturday, 20 November 2010, the Prevue Stakes was hosted in front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators. The horse that stole the show and the Prevue Stakes title was Premier Pegasus.
Six contenders stepped into the starting gates on Saturday, and the undefeated Premier Pegasus was sent off at 2 – 1 odds. Premier Pegasus won the Jack Goodman Stakes, held at Hollywood Park on 23 October, which was run over a distance of six furlongs, but the added furlong in the Prevue Stakes did not seem to bother Premier Pegasus. Winning his third race for his proud owner, trainer and breeder, Myung Kwon Cho, Premier Pegasus has really shown his talent and natural ability during his performances. Alonso Quinonez was his jockey for the Prevue Stakes, and had quite an easy run to victory. Awesome Patriot did try and put pressure on Premier Pegasus during the final stretch, but without much effort Premier Pegasus was able to extend the gap between them and win the race by more than a length.
Myung Kwon Cho commented after the race that the CashCall Futurity race, which is taking place on 18 December 2010, is a possibility for Premier Pegasus. It is a Grade I event that carries a purse of $750 000 and would be a great challenge for Premier Pegasus. Cho was quoted saying, “I have two possibilities for the Futurity: this colt and Riveting Reason. It would be a dream to win that race. I’m not certain yet what I’m going to do. We’re eventually looking at the turf with this horse.”
With the performances Premier Pegasus has been delivering, it seems he is ready for a greater challenge. The CashCall Futurity race might just be the challenge he needs, as he is most certainly becoming a horse to keep an eye on.