2021 Champion Horse Knicks Go
Pegasus World Cup Champion Colonel Liam

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The Pegasus World Cup

Launched in 2017 as part of The Stronach Group’s mission to excite, energize and modernize the sport of racing for a new generation of fans, the Pegasus World Cup also provides lucrative opportunities for Thoroughbred owners and trainers. In just three short years, it has captured the attention of the racing industry, celebrities and fans from around the world and has established itself as a premier event on the racing calendar featuring some of the finest domestic and international runners.

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Launched in 2017 as part of 1/ST’s mission to excite, energize and modernize the sport of racing for a new generation of fans, the Pegasus World Cup also provides lucrative opportunities for Thoroughbred owners and trainers. In just four short years, it has captured the attention of the racing industry, celebrities and fans from around the world and has established itself as a premier event on the racing calendar featuring some of the finest domestic and international runners.

In 2021, the Pegasus World Cup continues to be at the forefront of innovating the sport by redefining the guest experience through the implementation of social distancing protocols as well as new health and safety guidelines for riders and spectators.  Additionally, this year’s event will once again provide exciting opportunities in North American Thoroughbred racing for horse owners to showcase their equine athletes on two fronts – competing free of any medications on race day and providing the winner of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational with an automatic entry into the 2021 $20 million Saudi Cup. The medication-free format, for both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, is consistent with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) standards.

Evolving into a Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade 1 stakes races, Pegasus in 2021 will feature a combined $4 million purse. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles offers a $3 million total purse. The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, run on the turf at 1 3/16 miles, offers a $1 million purse. The $4 million total purse contribution is entirely provided by 1/ST.

Past winners include Arrogate, the 2016 Eclipse Award winning champion three year old male and the top earning Thoroughbred of all time, the 2017 horse of the year, Gun Runner, 2019 champions City of Light and Bricks and Mortar, who won the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, and 2020 champions Mucho Gusto and Zulu AlphaPegasus World Cup Championship rings are awarded to the winning owner, trainer and jockey for both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational.

The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will be broadcast live on NBCSaturday, January 23, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:00pm EST. Wager with 1/ST BET, the official wagering app of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series.

2021 Winners

 
2021 Champion Horse Knicks Go

Knicks Go

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Champion

Dominant from gate to wire, Knicks Go improved to a perfect 4-4 under trainer Brad Cox to claim the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Under jockey Joel Rosario, Knicks Go quickly shot to the head of the pack out of the gate and maintained the top position throughout, before rocketing out of the final turn with a length lead and showing no signs of slowing down for the clear victory.

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2021 Champion Horse Colonel Liam

Colonel Liam

Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Champion

Colonel Liam, owned by Robert and Lawana Low and trained by Todd Pletcher, rallied powerfully under the steady hand of jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. to edge the field in a photo finish and claim the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational stakes.

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