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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 while providing 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 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 The Stronach Group’s mission to excite, energize and modernize the sport of racing for a new generation of fans while providing 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 premier event on the racing calendar featuring some of the finest domestic and international runners.

In 2019, the Pegasus World Cup evolved into a Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade 1 stakes races, with a combined $16 million purse. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles offers a $9 million purse with $4 million awarded to the winner. The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, run on the turf at 1 3/16 miles, offers a $7 million purse with $3 million awarded to the winner, making these the richest races in North America.

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 and 2019 champion’s, City of Light and Bricks and Mortar, who won the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. Pegasus 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 LIV Stretch returns for the third year in partnership with Miami’s own David Grutman and the world-famous LIV Nightclub. It is the ultimate race day party featuring top-tier entertainment, unique food and beverage concessions and one of the best views of the race!

The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will be broadcast live on NBC, Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:00pm EST. Wager at xpressbet.com, the official wagering platform of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series.

“We want Thoroughbred horse racing to be on the cutting edge of innovation. Pegasus is a game-changing catalyst in our plan to modernize the sport and engage a new generation of fans.” – BELINDA STRONACH – Chairman and President, The Stronach Group.

2019 Winners

 

City of Light

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Champion

City of Light, owned by Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr., ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano and trained by Michael McCarthy, took home $4 million in winnings.

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Bricks and Mortar

Pegasus World Cup Invitational Turf (G1) Champion

Bricks and Mortar, owned by Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, ridden by the 2018 Eclipse Award-winning Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. and trained by the 2018 Eclipse Award-winning Trainer Chad Brown took home $3 million in winnings.

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