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Aerolithe arrives at Gulfstream Park from Japan for Pegasus

Aerolithe arrives from Japan for PegasusSunday Racing Co., Ltd.’s Group I-winning mare Aerolithe arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday morning at approximately 3:15 a.m. to prepare for the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1).
 
The mare’s adventure went from Tokyo to South Korea to Anchorage to Miami. Total travel time, including layovers, was 21 hours and 25 minutes. 
 
“She traveled really well, much better than expected,” said Kate Hunter, Pegasus World Cup field representative for the Japan Racing Association.   
 
Aerolithe, winner of the NHK Mile Cup (G1) as a 3-year-old, has placed first or second in nine of 13 career starts, including a victory Oct. 7 in the Mainichi Okan (G2) and a second-place finish June 3 in the Yasuda Kinen (G1). The 5-year-old daughter of Kurofune, a son of French Deputy, is trained by Takanori Kikuzawa. Hunter confirmed that Florent Geroux will ride the mare.

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