PEGASUS Magazine: Conor McGregor “The 13th Jockey”
Miami Beach, FL – January 25, 2017 – UFC Champion Conor McGregor, the first man to hold two UFC titles simultaneously, can now add an honorary title to his accolades, ‘The 13th Jockey’. The Stronach Group enlisted the world-renowned fighter to bring a fun and fresh perspective in celebration of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. McGregor accepted the challenge of learning his way around the staples and training with Thoroughbred horses for his jockey portrayal in a short comedic film series that will be released in promotion of the high stakes Thoroughbred race held at Gulfstream Park. Directed by Frank Coraci, the five-episode shorts also feature actor and comedian Jon Lovitz who posed as McGregor’s trainer. The champ and his crew often attend horse races but are eagerly awaiting the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. “The Pegasus is the most prestigious event there is, with the most money on the line. It’s an honor to be the face of an event like this,” says the Irish born athlete. “Horse racing has a big presence in my country and I’m proud to be a part of the biggest race in the world.”
Horse racing has a big presence in my country and I’m proud to be a part of the biggest race in the world.