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Statue of Fusaichi Pegasus
|Grandsire||Raise a Native|
|Breeder||Arthur B. Hancock III and Stonerside Ltd.|
|San Felipe Stakes (2000)|
Jerome Handicap (2000)
Wood Memorial Stakes (2000) American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (2000)
|Statue at Northern Horse Park, Hokkaidō, Japan|
The colt 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 in a time of 2:01.12 for the 11⁄4 mile distance. He was the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979. He then lost to 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.
Retirement and stud record
In 2000, he 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. Since the 2010 breeding season, he has stood exclusively in Kentucky. Among his progeny are Grade 1 winners Bandini, Roman Ruler and Haradasun.
Fusaichi Pegasus is generally considered a disappointment as a stallion, especially considering the price for which Sekiguchi sold him. His son Roman Ruler produced Ruler on Ice, winner of the 2011 Belmont Stakes.
Mr Prospector (USA)
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Angel Fever (USA)
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