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By Joe Naiman
Village News Reporter 

Leroy Pegasus beats Los Alamitos closure, field


Last updated 4/13/2020 at 6:11am

San Luis Rey Training Center horse Leroy Pegasus returned from a 14-month break from racing and sandwiched his first-ever win between the shutdowns of two tracks.

“I’m very proud of him,” trainer Sam Nichols said. “He deserved it.”

After Turf Paradise canceled its races indefinitely due to the coronavirus epidemic, Nichols entered Leroy Pegasus in the second race, March 29, at Los Alamitos Race Course. That event was the final day of racing before that track was closed due to the quarantine; Golden Gate Fields also shut down after the March 29 races, and Santa Anita Park has not...

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