Life Is Good, one of the co-favorites, led wire to wire in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup, proving that at least for today, life is great. It was an impressive performance. The 4-year old colt beat runner up (and last year’s winner) Knicks Go by 4 1/2 lengths. Life is Good was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trained by Todd Pletcher.
The race was anticipated to be a match race between Life Is Good and Knicks Go, especially as the grey colt is known for his early speed. People expected him to rocket to the front and take the lead in what was Knicks Go’s final start. It didn’t play out that way. Life is Good broke fast and, Knicks Go on the inside, fell back to third place. Life Is Good opened up almost a six length lead and was never challenged.
“He’s unreal. He’s the best horse I’ve sat on in my whole life, on dirt,” said Ortiz of Life is Good.
Life Is Good was a favorite for last year’s Triple Crown until he sidelined with an injury. He’s making up for lost time now.