National Treasure Wins the $3 Million Pegasus World Cup (GI) presented by Baccarat
Warm Heart Wins the $1 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf (GI) presented by 1/ST BET
Didia Wins the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Filly & Mare Turf (G2)
Record-Setting $47 Million Wagered on the 2024 Pegasus World Cup
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., Jan. 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — 1/ST‘s 2024 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat, took place in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,000+ guests on Saturday, January 27, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. NBC/Peacock returned as the official broadcast partner of the 2024 Pegasus World Cup with live coverage of the event. The race day concluded with an unforgettable headline performance by Grammy award-winning producer, DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris who wowed the crowd with a set of his biggest hits.
National Treasure, owned by SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC, and Catherine Donovan, ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Bob Baffert, won the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (GI) presented by Baccarat. The winning connections were presented with the Baccarat Pegasus Championship Trophy, valued at $47,000 by Belinda Stronach, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST and Adam Banfield, President & CEO of Baccarat North America, presenting sponsor and Official Trophy Purveyor of this year’s event.
Warm Heart, owned by Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Westerberg Limited (Michael Kuessner), ridden by Ryan Moore, and trained by Aidan P. O’Brien won the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (GI) presented by 1/ST BET. Didia, owned by Merriebelle Stable, trained by Ignacio Correas, IV ridden by Jose L. Ortiz, won the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G2). The winning owners, trainers and jockeys from the three championship races were presented with Pegasus World Cup Championship Rings, designed by local Miami jeweler BooDaddy Diamonds. Champagne Pommery was served in Baccarat Mille Nuits champagne flutes for the winners’ toast. Alix Earle gave the official Rider’s Up call.
The 2024 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat hit a record-setting handle with more than $47 million wagered on the 13-race program, surpassing the previous 2023 record handle of $43.9 million. 1/ST BET, the official betting app of the event, offered guests at the racetrack and those watching around the United States the opportunity to analyze, wager and watch the 2024 Pegasus World Cup from the palm of their hand.
“The 2024 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat was record-setting in every way!” said Belinda Stronach, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST. “With a capacity crowd, the greatest handle in the event’s history and exceptional partners including Baccarat, Groot Hospitality and Palm Tree Crew, this year’s Pegasus lived up to its reputation as horse racing’s hottest party!”
Celebrities and notable attendees included Calvin Harris (Grammy Award-winning Producer, DJ and Songwriter), Camila Cabello (Singer), Ivanka Trump (Businesswoman) and Jared Kushner (Businessman), Alix Earle (Influencer), Rick Ross (Rapper), Anuel AA (Artist), Tua Tagovailoa (Athlete), Prince Royce (Artist), Joakim Noah (Athlete), Lais Ribeiro (Model), Batsheva Haart (Reality Star), Camila Coelho (Influencer), Carson Kressley (TV Personality), Laurie Lynn Stark (Designer), Silvana Mojica (Influencer), Myles Shear (Co-Founder Palm Tree Crew & Entrepreneur), David Grutman (Hospitality Entrepreneur), Isabela Rangel Grutman (Designer & Philanthropist), Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani (Qatar Racing Ltd.), Randy Savvy (Artist), and Belinda Stronach (Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST), Frank Walker (Artist, Music Producer & DJ), Nicole Walker (Vice President, 1/ST & Champion Equestrian), and many others.
For the first time, presenting sponsor Baccarat welcomed select ticket holders to the Baccarat Garden at Carousel Club. This exclusive enclave – with its own area on the rail – immersed guests in an incomparable viewing experience with a private entrance, a bar featuring handcrafted cocktails served in exquisite Baccarat glassware, Groot Hospitality concept food, prime view of performances, and more. The focal point of this desert oasis-inspired enclave along the track was Baccarat’s whimsical Marie Coquine floor lamp in rose gold, ensconced in a dramatic indoor-outdoor tent with a rose gold frame. Another highlight is a first-of-its-kind sculpture of a Thoroughbred horse – also in rose gold color – from the mouth of which hangs an astonishing Baccarat Solstice chandelier, valued at $85,000. To celebrate the daring craft and artistry shared by Baccarat and the sport of horse racing, proceeds from the sale of this ethereal horse sculpture will benefit the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Interested bidders can visit https://cbo.io/i/index.php?id=1825472.
Palm Tree Crew and Groot Hospitality’s LIV curated a uniquely Miami experience in the Carousel Club featuring top-tier entertainment, celebrities, VIP hospitality, programming, and performances by Grammy award-winning DJ, Calvin Harris, and race-day performances by Tyson O’Brien, and DJ and TikTok star, Xandra Pohl. Groot Hospitality restaurants Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club, and Gekkō served Carousel Club guests trackside as they enjoyed Whispering Angel, the official rosé of the 2024 Pegasus World Cup. Guests also enjoyed a Don Julio Rosado branded bar, a Ketel One branded bar, a Zacapa Rum branded bar, a Celsius brand activation, a Heineken Silver lounge, and an Aviator Nation exclusive merchandise collaboration. Select VIPs were treated to a one-of-a-kind Siegelman Stables x 2024 Pegasus World Cup hat from their exclusive merch collaboration.
At The Casadonna Finish Line Terrace featuring The Cantina by Diageo, 21+ ticket holders were invited to sample a unique line-up of ready-to-drink beverages from Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Ciroc and Smirnoff. In addition to enjoying the one-of-a-kind canned cocktail experience, ticket holders had the chance to take home limited-edition merch, snap a photo in front of a 3-D Can Wall, and even watch local artist Ivan Roque create a mural.
In the Flamingo Room and Private Luxury Suites, guests enjoyed cuisine from Groot Hospitality’s hotspots, Gekkō, Komodo, Papi Steak, Swan and Casadonna, along with a performance by Dandy Wellington, celebrated bandleader and entertainer who epitomizes the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age with a progressive perspective. Beverage activations included a Bulleit Bourbon branded bar, a Ketel One Espresso Martini Cart, an Aviation Gin branded bar and a Zacapa Rum branded bar.
Diageo, a global leader in the spirits category, was the exclusive spirits partner of the 2024 Pegasus World Cup. 1/ST’s partnership with Diageo further elevated the beverage offerings at the 2024 Pegasus World Cup and made Diageo’s outstanding spirits portfolio available to guests throughout the venue. The Pegasus World Cup official partners included Don Julio Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon, Ketel One Vodka, Aviation American Gin and Zacapa Rum.
1/ST’s in-house mixologist created signature cocktails for the race day, including the Bianco Negroni, and the Gin Filly made with Champagne Pommery. Sardelli Italian Steakhouse served guests in the Ten Palm’s VIP Lounge, who also enjoyed a bespoke Topped Hats activation.
Transportation partner Brightline provided guests with a new way to get to and from the 2024 Pegasus World Cup via their new Aventura station.
Additional 2024 Pegasus World Cup sponsors and partners included MyRacehorse, Massey Ferguson, Seminole Hard Rock, Spendthrift Farm, Sunbelt, FTBOA, Coolmore, Blade Aviation, EquineMedi Record and Dr. Sturm.
Aventura Mayor Howard S. Weinberg declared January 27, 2024, Pegasus World Cup Day and presented the proclamation to Aidan Butler, President, 1/ST. Joining the Winner’s Circle proclamation presentation were Hallandale Mayor Joy Cooper and Commissioner Michael Udine from Broward County.
The 2024 Pegasus World Cup aired live on NBC, Peacock, Fanduel TV and was distributed globally in over 135 territories courtesy of partner HBA Media.
On January 23, the 2024 Pegasus World Cup Off To The Races Fashion Show presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus, Bal Harbour Shops and SHAPOH Fancy Hats & Fascinators was held in the center courtyard at Bal Harbour Shops with 150 of Miami’s most fashionable in attendance who were gifted with luxury skincare from Dr. Sturm. For the first-time, the show was presented in support of a charitable partner – Style Saves. Founded in 2011, by David Grutman, Isabela Rangel Grutman, Michael Saiger and Rachael Russell Saiger, Style Saves began with the idea to unite fashion with philanthropy and has since grown to become the largest back-to-school event in the country, distributing private-label uniforms, school supplies and necessities to students in need. The 2024 Pegasus World Cup donated $25,000 to support these efforts and will donate 10% of all Pegasus merchandise sales to the charity.
About The Stronach Group and 1/ST
The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment, and real estate development company with Thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core. The Stronach Group’s 1/ST business (pronounced “First”) is North America’s preeminent Thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering company and includes the 1/ST RACING & GAMING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY and 1/ST EXPERIENCE businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING & GAMING drives the best-in-class racing operations and gaming offerings at the company’s premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series and Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course – home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Rosecroft Raceway and Bowie Training Center (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is the operating group for 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, TSG Global Wagering Solutions (GWS) and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is racing’s largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST EXPERIENCE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality through innovative content development, elevated national and local venue management and hospitality, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and procurement development. As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group’s commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred racing on and off the track. The Stronach Group’s TSG Properties is responsible for the development of the company’s live, play and work communities surrounding its racing venues including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland).
For more information, visit www.1st.com or follow @1ST_racing on Twitter or @1stracing on Instagram and Facebook.
About Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park
From Breakwater Hospitality Group, the creators of The Wharf, & 1/ST EXPERIENCE, Carousel Club is a new open-air gathering spot for cool cocktails, delicious eats & exciting entertainment from day to night. Designed by the esteemed, Venice, CA-based – Studio Collective, Hallandale Beach’s newest entertainment venue features 14,000 square feet of tented and open-air spaces, including a spacious deck, a covered Carousel Bar with ample seating, and a grassy garden for lounging and lawn games. Carousel Club will create memorable moments for over 1,500 guests, highlighted by signature day-to-night programming. Food vendor pop-ups include Lincoln Road’s Spris Artisan Pizza, Mad Room Hospitality’s Los Altos Taqueria, and K-Bop Bop.
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About Palm Tree Crew
Palm Tree Crew (“PTC”), originally founded by Kygo (Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) and his manager Myles Shear, is a diversified holding company that owns and operates a consumer brand, a global live events business, a multi-product investment platform, and a film and TV production company, all within one unified ecosystem.
PTC Live Experiences creates immersive events and experiences that bring together our crew of loyal fans, business partners, entrepreneurs, investors, celebrities, and cultural icons.
PTC Brand creates unique products that capture PTC’s way of life and accelerate PTC’s growth into a globally recognized lifestyle brand.
PTC Investments is active in the early-stage venture and growth equity communities. PTC Investments provides capital to business builders in the Consumer & Technology sectors.
Palm Tree Pictures develops and produces compelling content spanning film, TV, docs, and more.
At Palm Tree Crew, we harness the power of business builders, investors, strategic advisors, and celebrities who know how to build global brands. For more information, please visit https://palmtreecrew.com.
About Groot Hospitality
Groot Hospitality is a Miami Beach, Florida-based collective of top restaurants, bars, cafés, nightlife ventures and hotels. Officially formed in 2018 by the entrepreneur David Grutman, the company is renowned for creating entirely unique atmospheres of upscale dining, luxe decor, marquee entertainment and highly shareable, unforgettable moments.
Current Groot Hospitality properties include: The Goodtime Hotel, the nightclub LIV, the restaurants Casadonna (in partnership with Tao Group Hospitality), Gekkō, Komodo, Komodo Dallas, The Key Club, Papi Steak, Strawberry Moon and Swan. At both the Goodtime Hotel and Swan, Grutman is partners with the multi-hyphenate musician and producer Pharrell Williams – the pair will also open their first resort, Somewhere Else on Atlantis Paradise Island, in 2025. Grutman is also partners with the recording artist and actor Bad Bunny on Gekkō.
Multiple other projects are in the pipeline, including an expansion plan bringing Groot Hospitality worldwide. As of 2023, Groot Hospitality broadened its reach beyond South Florida with the opening of Komodo Dallas, located in the Texan city’s Deep Ellum neighborhood. Additional ventures include Las Vegas-based outposts of LIV, Komodo and Papi Steak, which will open in late 2023.
Ultimately, Groot Hospitality delivers one-of-a-kind outings across its locations and activations. By further programming the company’s physical spaces with an immersive, 360-degree approach — including a focus on headline performances and social media vignettes — we consistently provide our patrons with an experience that is high-energy, high-impact, and highly memorable.
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