January 8, 2021
In advance of the 5th annual Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, 1/ST and Baccarat are pleased to unveil the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series Trophies designed by Baccarat.
The 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series Trophies – in clear and black crystal – are ultimate symbols of elegance, mystery, power, and luxury. Inspired by Greek mythology and embodying the expertise of Baccarat, Pegasus’ movement and exceptional size are masterfully captured and originate from a single block of crystal. Cut by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France for 90 hours, this sculpture created by Allison Hawkes represents a real technical feat. Struck by light, the sculpted material reveals the muscles of the prancing Thoroughbred. The Clear Pegasus, valued at $34,500, will be presented to the winner of the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). The Black Pegasus, valued at $42,500, will be presented to the winner of the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).
Also in celebration of the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship is the premiere of (W)Inner Circle, a short film celebrating the fashion and lifestyle of the Pegasus World Cup, shot in the Miami Design District by prominent Miami-born and raised fashion photographer, Alexander Saladrigas. Featuring looks by Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Adeam, and a lavish dinner scene with complete table settings provided by Baccarat, (W)Inner Circle blends the “inner circle” of high fashion and friends with the majesty of horse racing’s “winner’s circle.”
The 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will be held on January 23 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. This year’s Pegasus World Cup continues to innovate by redefining the guest experience with limited, socially-distanced ticket offerings for race day enthusiasts. Reserved seating tickets and packages are available athttps://www.pegasusworldcup.com/tickets/ or by calling the Pegasus World Cup Box Office at Gulfstream Park at 1-833-464-7924 between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET, daily.
Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, 1/ST has developed and implemented industry-leading COVID-19 safety measures at its tracks and facilities across the United States. The 2021 Pegasus World Cup will implement strict social distancing protocols and new health and safety guidelines for riders and spectators. On-premise attendance for this year’s event has been reduced to 20% to allow all guests to socially distance accordingly. Thermal sensing cameras at all entrances check guest temperatures, and masks are required. Cleaning protocols provide regular sanitizing of public spaces, and cashless wagering via 1/ST BET eliminates handling of currency. For more information on the health and safety measures for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, please visit www.pegasusworldcup/com/health-safety.
For more information about Pegasus World Cup, please visit www.pegasusworldcup.com and follow the excitement on social media @PegasusWorldCup and #PegasusWorldCup #RunWithUs.
Vanessa Menkes: Vanessa@VanessaMenkes.com
Julie Fogel: Julie@VanessaMenkes.com