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VIDEO: Conor McGregor in episode 2 of Pegasus World Cup
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VIDEO: Conor McGregor in episode 2 of Pegasus World Cup
on 11 January 2017
Irish MMA star is starring in a commercial for the upcoming $12 million race at Gulfstream Park

Conor McGregor has released the second video for his promotional campaign for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

The January 28th race is set to feature Arrogate and California Chrome in a rematch following their 1-2 finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic last November.

The brainchild of racetrack owner and racehorse owner Frank Stronach, the Pegasus World Cup will be the world's richest horserace. It will be run over nine fulongs on dirt and 12 starting slots have been sold at $1 million each.

Coolmore bought one of the slots but recently sold it to Juddmonte Farms, owners of Arrogate.

Each entrant will be permitted to pre-enter two horses. A pre-entered horse that does not draw into the Pegasus World Cup would be eligible to compete in the newly created Poseidon Stakes, which will be run under similar conditions but will offer a $400,000 purse and require a $20,000 entry fee.

This is the second of four promotional videos for the race starring McGregor and Lovitz.

Episode 2 entitled “Training Day”, features McGregor being pushed by Lovitz to adopt a new and unusual training regimen as he prepares to become a jockey. Unfortunately, Lovitz is too busy entering the Pegasus World Cup Invitational’s Win-Win Contest irritating McGregor, leading to a heated and funny exchange.

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