January 29th, 2023

Future Claiborne Sire ART COLLECTOR Wins Pegasus World Cup (G1)

Future Claiborne stallion ART COLLECTOR added a second Grade 1 victory to his record on Saturday with a 4 ½ length romp in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

ART COLLECTOR was in a three horse group right behind the leader early on before settling into fourth four paths from the rail down the backstretch. Not much changed until the field entered the far turn and ART COLLECTOR was asked to make his challenge for the lead.

As they turned into the stretch, he had it and there was no looking back as he started to pull away from the field under mild urging to have an increasing 4 ½ lengths on the field at the line.

Born and raised at Claiborne, ART COLLECTOR races for owner-breeder Bruce Lunsford and is trained by Bill Mott.

ART COLLECTOR is one of three winners from four runners out of stakes winner and Grade 1 placed Distorted Legacy. That mare is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1 placed Vision and Verse and hailed from the family of three-time Grade 1 winner Stopchargingmaria. 

The winner of eight stakes in his career, ART COLLECTOR has won 11 of his 21 starts for over $4 million in earnings. Those victories include the Woodward Stakes (G1) and two editions of the Charles Town Classic (G2) over the past two seasons with the Bernardini son also finishing fourth in the 2020 Preakness Stakes (G1) as well.

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