Pegasus World Cup

2020 Pegasus World Cup Preview, Betting Predictions & Tips 


Date: Saturday January 25, 2020
Track: Gulfstream Park, USA
Surface: Dirt/Turf
Prize Money: US$16 million purse

The Pegasus World Cup was first run in 2017 with the expectation of attracting the big-money players to the American market. Whilst it has been successful on some terms, it hasn't quite lived up to the original hype.

That being said, there's still $16 million on offer across two races on the featured meeting and that doesn't include any of the undercard races, which includes the likes of the Gulfstream Park Sprint and W.L McKnight Handicap.

It's a huge betting affair and some of the best horses are out on show in 2019.

2020 Pegasus World Cup race schedule


The first race is run at 11:30am with the second running of the Pegasus World Cup Turf running at 4:50pm local time. The Pegasus World Cup (dirt) is run at 5:40pm.

Race 1: South Beach Fillies & Mares ($125,000)
Race 2: Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint ($150,000)
Race 3: Ladies Turf Sprint ($150,000)
Race 4: Hurricane Berte ($150,000)
Race 5: La Prevoyante Handicap ($200,000)
Race 6: W.L McKnight Handicap ($200,000)
Race 7: Fred Hooper Stakes ($150,000)
Race 8: Pegasus World Cup Turf ($7,000,000)
Race 9: Pegasus World Cup Invitational ($9,000,000)

2020 Pegasus World Cup Tips & Betting Predictions


We have tips for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Pegasus World Cup Turf and the W.L. McKnight Handicap when the market is available.

Pegasus World Cup history


First run in 2017, the Pegasus World Cup doesn't have a long history but it quickly became the world's richest race when running for $16 million in 2018. That was significantly dropped to $9 million for 2019 due to a decrease in popularity but the races still remain top quality.

Interestingly, due to the use of drugs in American racing (Lasix) any runner that doesn't use the drug will receive a five-pound weight allowance - something most racing juristictions wouldn't allow to happen around the world. 

Frank Stronach first proposed the idea where 12 shareholders would each pay $1 million to purchase a position in the field, much like The Everest in Australia. 

The stake of $16 million was dropped because the Pegasus World Cup Turf was added to the card and is raced for $7 milllion. This attracts more of an international audience, especially those from Japan.

2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational field, post and odds


#
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Odds
1BravazoD Wayne LukasLuis Saez12.00
2Something AwesomeJose CorralesEdgar Prado34.00
3City of LightMichael McCarthyJavier Castellano3.25
4Seeking The SoulDallas StewartJohn Velazquez17.00
5AccelerateJohn SadlerJoel Rosario2.62
6Tom's d'EtatAl StallShaun Bridgmohan67.00
7True TimberKiaran McLaughlinJoe Bravo41.00
8GunneveraAntonio SilvaIrad Ortiz Jr.8.50
9KukulkanFausto GutierrezFrankie Dettori101.00
10AudibleTodd PletcherFlavien Prat10.00
11ImperativeAnthony QuartaroloTyler Gaffalione101.00
12PatternrecognitionChad BrownJose Ortiz9.00

2020 Pegasus World Cup Turf field, post and odds


#
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Odds
1Magic WandAidan O'BrienWayne Lordan6.50
2YoshidaBill MottJose Ortiz4.00
3Channel MakerBill MottJavier Castellano13.00
4AerolitheTakanori KikuzawaFlorent Geroux5.00
5Next SharesRichard BaltasTyler Gaffalione15.00
6Fahan MuraVladimir CerinEdwin Maldonado21.00
7Bricks And MortarChad BrownIrad Ortiz Jr.6.50
8Delta PrinceJimmy JerkensFrankie Dettori17.00
9CatapultJohn SadlerJoel Rosario5.50
10Dubbly DubbieBob HessLuca Panici67.00

Past Pegasus World Cup winners


Year
WInner
2019City Of Light
2018Gun Runner
2017Arrogate