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Argentine stakes winner, Eragon, out of quarantine, readys for Pegasus World Cup

EragonJames McIngvale's Eragon cleared quarantine in Miami and arrived Jan. 5 at Gulfstream Park for his upcoming engagement in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. South American import Eragon, a three-time group 1 winner in Argentina, stepped off McIngvale's van at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET and entered Barn 19, his home for the next few weeks as he prepares for the 1 1/8-mile inaugural running of the Pegasus.

McIngvale privately purchased the horse after he won a group 1 in Argentina in November to fill the Pegasus slot he originally purchased to run champion male sprinter Runhappy . The grade 1 winner was retired after finishing unplaced in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park. Upon arriving from Argentina Dec. 19, the 6-year-old Eragon entered quarantine for what was expected to be a seven-day stay.

Laura Wohlers, McIngvale's sister-in-law and horse trainer, said his time there was extended for unforeseen reasons.

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