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Pegasus World Cup

January 26, 2019

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2019 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series

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  • When is the Pegasus World Cup & Pegasus World Cup Turf? January 26, 2019
  • Where is the Pegasus World Cup? Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida
  • What time can I watch the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series? Approximately 4:30PM ET
  • Total Horses in Race: Up to 12 starters in each race
  • Where can I watch the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series? Watch live HD video online at Xpressbet or watch live on NBC and the NBC Sports App (4:30PM ET – 6:00PM ET).
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2018 Pegasus World Cup Results

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey
1 Gun Runner Steve Asmussen Florent Geroux
2 West Coast Bob Baffert Javier Castellano
3 Gunnevera Antonio Sano Luis Saez
4 Fear the Cowboy Efren Loza Jr. Tyler Gaffalione
5 Seeking the Soul Dallas Stewart John Velazquez
6 Stellar Wind Chad Brown Joel Rosario
7 Collected Bob Baffert Mike Smith
8 Sharp Azteca Jorge Navarro Irad Ortiz Jr.
9 Giant Expectations Peter Eurton Gary Stevens
10 War Story Jorge Navarro Jose Ortiz
11 Singing Bullet Dale Romans Robby Albarado
12 Toast of New York Jamie Osborne Frankie Dettori

Race Replay

About the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series

2 Races. 24 Horses. $16 Million on the Line.

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is a bold entertainment event that is leading Thoroughbred horse racing back into the global spotlight. By creating the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series, The Stronach Group is on a mission to attract the best horses and owners from around the world, in turn offering fans a chance to experience horse racing like never before.

Horse Racing Innovation and Excitement

The 2019 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series will offer a $16 million purse split between two Grade 1 stakes races. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is contested at 1 ⅛ mile on the dirt and will offer at $9 million purse with $4 million awarded to the winner. The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational is run at 1 3/16 miles on the turf and will offer a $7 million purse with $3 million awarded to the winner. A $1 million bonus will be awarded to any horse owner who takes first place in both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational.

How did the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series become a reality?

Stronach Group Founder and Honorary Chairman, Frank Stronach, proposed the idea during the Thoroughbred Owners Conference at Gulfstream in January 2016. He identified mid-to-late January as the perfect place on the racing calendar as the North American breeding season begins in mid-February and this would allow for a horse to run one last race before retiring. Plus, it does not conflict with the Dubai World Cup, which is held in late-March, or the Breeders’ Cup, which is contested each November.

Plans for the race were announced in May 2016 – 12 shareholders could purchase an ‘entry’ into the race for $1 million. Just one week after the inaugural Pegasus World Cup was announced, Stronach Group leadership announced that all 12 slots had been purchased. The initial group of shareholders included Frank Stronach, Coolmore Stud, California Chrome, LLC, Starlight Racing, Reddam Racing and Jim McIngvale.

Under the format, if a shareholder doesn’t own a horse suited for the race, they have the ability to sell their spot to another owner, lease a horse to run in the spot or make other similar arrangements.

The benefit of the unique arrangement? Shareholders receive a cut of the massive purse, as well as an equal share of Gulfstream Park’s net income on Pegasus World Cup Day.

The inaugural Pegasus World Cup delivered more star power than anyone could have imagined, with California Chrome and Arrogate facing off after their brilliant 1-2 finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

The second Pegasus World Cup provided just as much star power, with Gun Runner aiming for his 5th straight victory right before retiring. Facing Gun Runner was West Coast, the hero of the Travers Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby, who had just finished second to Gun Runner in the Breeders' Cup.

The Future of the Pegasus World Cup

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