Pegasus World Cup 2021: What Is The Race About?

Hallandale Beach, FL, USA Start Date: 23/01/2021 End Date: 23/01/2021

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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 2021 – 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 2021 is on January 23, Saturday. Starts from 9am till the end of the World Cup.
  • Mucho Gusto is the Pegasus World Cup 2020 Winner and Zulu Alpha the Turf 2020 Winner

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.


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.

Pegasus 2020 Recap with Contenders and Odds

Not many bookies had a second look at Mucho Gusto (including myself). After a long rest from competitions, Mucho Gusto (16/1) opened the lead butlet Higher Power and Mister Freeze enter the lead. Once they entered the final stretch though, Mucho Gusto took the lead and never looked back to win by five lengths a first Pegasus World Cup.

Zulu Alpha burst at final stretch to overcome Magical Wand to win the Pegasus Turf 2020. Below you can see The contenders and odds for the Pegasus World Cup 2020.

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 (The winner).
  • 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
Pick Your Contender


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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