The Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup had its inaugural running on January 28, 2017 at Gulfstream Park.  It is run on the dirt course at a distance of ​1 18 miles (9 furlongs) and is open to horses four years old and up.  With a purse of $12 million in 2017, the Pegasus World Cup surpassed the Dubai World Cup as the richest horse race in the world.  The purse was subsequently increased to $16 million in 2018 but reduced to $9 million in 2019.

Entrants carry 124 pounds with a three pound allowance for fillies and mares.  Horses that run without the use of the Lasix receive an allowance of five pounds.

The race is named for the mythical horse, a 110-foot statue of which stands at the entrance of Gulfstream Park.

Here is the field for this years edition:

1. BRAVAZO, 12-1  Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas  Jockey: Luis Saez

2. SOMETHING AWESOME, 20-1  Trainer: Jose Corrales  Jockey: Edgar Prado

3. CITY OF LIGHT, 5-2  Trainer: Michael McCarthy  Jockey: Javier Castellano 

4. SEEKING THE SOUL, 12-1  Trainer: Dallas Stewart  Jockey: John Velazquez

5. ACCELERATE, 9-5  Trainer: John Sadler  Jockey: Joel Rosario

6. TOM’S D’ ETAT, 20-1  Trainer: Al Stall  Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan 

7. TRUE TIMBER, 30-1  Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin  Jockey: Joe Bravo

8. GUNNEVERA, 8-1  Trainer: Antonio Sano  Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.

9. KUKULKAN, 30-1  Trainer: Fausto Gutierrez  Jockey: Frankie Dettori

10. AUDIBLE, 10-1  Trainer: Todd Pletcher  Jockey: Flavien Prat

11. IMPERATIVE , 30-1  Trainer: Anthony Quartarolo  Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

12. PATTERNRECOGNITION, 10-1  Trainer: Chad Brown  Jockey: Jose Ortiz

As you see, all the top human connections and their best horses are taking a shot at the the big purse Saturday.  Be sure to check back with the Daily Racing Blog on Friday, as we will take a closer look at this race and propose potential profitable picks.


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