Pegasus World Cup 2020: What Is The Race About?

Hallandale Beach, FL, USA Start Date: 25/01/2020 End Date: 25/01/2020

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This is a complete guide for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup.

You will find:

  • What the competition is with contenders and odds.
  • Tickets info.
  • Travel ideas for the World Cup.

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Pegasus World Cup 2020 – What to Expect?

Pegasus World Cup is a Group 1 horse race in January for thoroughbreds. During the cup day, there is a total of 7 competitions. The 2 most significant races are:

the Pegasus World Cup (G1) and the Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1).

  • The Pegasus World Cup 2020 is on January 25, Saturday. Starts from 9am till the end of the World Cup

Pegasus World Cup is the main event you can’t miss. Some of the finest contenders competed in the cup, such as California Chrome, and Arrogate. The horse race is 9 furlongs (1 1/8 miles) for Fillies and Mares 3 years old and older and runs on dirt.

Pegasus World Cup Turf is the ‘warmer’ for the World Cup, but a quality warmer. The first run was in 2019, and Brick & Mortar was the winner of the turf cup.

The Rich Purse

When the first race happened in 2017, it had the richest purse in the world, with $12 million in total. In 2018 the purse raised to $16 million, and in 2019 to $17 million. The Pegasus World Cup had a total pot of $9 million (4 million for the winner), but the prize changed to $3 million on December 15, 2019. The Saudi Cup ($20 million), Dubai World Cup ($12 million), and The Everest ($10 million) have higher pots. $7 million was for the turf cup ($3 million for the winner), but the prize money is due to lower to $2 million, while $1 million is dispersed for the other 5 races.

Pegasus World Cup Tickets Info

When considering purchasing a ticket, you should know there are 4 options:

  • General Admission.
  • Reserved Admission.
  • Liv Stretch.
  • Dining.

GA and RA

GA (General Admission) is for the standing areas only, a few yards from the contenders, but the view will be limited. Prices range from $45-$105 USD. RA (Reserved Admission) offers 6 different seating areas, with great seats to watch the event from the Grandstand and the Silks. From the Grandstand, you’ll have a great view of the World Cup. Prices range from $89-$310 USD, with Grandstand at $180.

Live Strech

Liv Stretch is the complete Pegasus World Cup experience. Not only will you have the best view of the final furlong, but you’ll also enjoy the perks of an open bar (all day), music acts, speedy entry, and private restrooms. The only downside is the rooms are standing-only unless you managed to reserve a table. Prices range from $60-$300 USD.

Dining

Fine dining by the walking ring to see live the pre-action. So that you know, there is no view of the race.

Gulfstream Park Racetrack

Gulfstream Park added the prestige Pegasus World Cup in 2017. The idea from Stronach Group (the owners) of the new horse race was to have a top competition between the Breeders’ Cup and the Dubai World Cup.

Racing at Gulfstream began a long time before the Pegasus World Cup. In 1939 the park opened its gates for the first time for a 4 day meeting, but the primary race of Gulfstream began in 1952: Florida Derby. With an entire purse of $1 million, it is one of the best preps for the Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security, the disqualified Kentucky Derby winner in 2019, won the Florida Derby.

As Florida’s top racetrack, 1989 was the first time Gulfstream hosted the Breeders’ Cup. Since then, there were 2 more occasions: in 1992 and 1999.

2019 Recap

Pattern Recognition lead the way from the gates with City of Light just behind. As the race continued to the inside, City of Light broke away, and Pattern Recognition stayed behind. Accelerate rode from the outside next to City of Light, but City of Light enlarged the gap towards the last furlong and won convincingly.

Pegasus 2020 Contenders and Odds

The contenders and odds for the Pegasus World Cup 2020 are now live. Omaha Beach will be looking to kick off 2020 on the right foot, with tough competition from Spun To Run and Higher Power. The racecard will be posted 24 hours before the race.

Pick your contender from the list (odds from William Hill):

  • Omaha Beach – 5/4
  • Spun To Run – 9/4
  • Higher Power – 11/2
  • Diamond Oops – 16/1
  • Mucho Gusto – 16/1
  • Tax – 20/1
  • Roadster – 20/1
  • War Story – 25/1
  • Bravazo – 25/1
  • Mr Freeze – 25/1
  • Seeking The Soul – 33/1
  • True Timber – 33/1
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Why You Should Be At Pegasus World Cup

As one of the richest races in the world with top contenders, this is the perfect event in January. Take a break from the cold winter, and experience the Pegasus World Cup 2020 on January 25, Hallandale Beach.

Where Can I Watch The Pegasus World Cup 2020?

In NBC for television and TVG for live stream. The races you can watch are the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and Pegasus World Cup Turf.

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