Pegasus World Cup 2024

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 Gulfstream Park

Pegasus World Cup Field

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Post Horse/ Best Beyer Trainer/ Jockey
1 Nimitz Class 103 George Weaver Edgard Zayas 20-1
Trainer: George Weaver Jockey: Edgard Zayas
2 O'Connor 100 Saffie Joseph, Jr. Paco Lopez 8-1
Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr. Jockey: Paco Lopez
3 Dynamic One 99 Keeneland Logo Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz, Jr. 15-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
4 Hoist the Gold 109 Dallas Stewart John Velazquez 12-1
Trainer: Dallas Stewart Jockey: John Velazquez
5 Trademark 102 Keeneland Logo Victoria Oliver Fernando de la Cruz 15-1
Trainer: Victoria Oliver Jockey: Fernando de la Cruz
6 Senor Buscador 101 Todd Fincher Junior Alvarado 20-1
Trainer: Todd Fincher Jockey: Junior Alvarado
7 National Treasure 107 Bob Baffert Flavien Prat 9-5
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Flavien Prat
8 First Mission 102 Brad Cox Luis Saez 7-2
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Luis Saez
9 Grand Aspen 100 Todd Pletcher Jose Ortiz 8-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Jose Ortiz
10 Il Miracolo 98 Antonio Sano Javier Castellano 20-1
Trainer: Antonio Sano Jockey: Javier Castellano
11 Crupi 94 Keeneland Logo Todd Pletcher Frankie Dettori 20-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Frankie Dettori
12 Skippylongstocking 106 Saffie Joseph, Jr. Tyler Gaffalione 8-1
Trainer: Saffie Joseph, Jr. Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
13 Castle Chaos (AE) 96 Robert Falcone, Jr. Tyler Gaffalione
Trainer: Robert Falcone, Jr. Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione

All Top Pegasus World Cup News

Senor Buscador gets Saudi Cup invite following runner-up finish in Pegasus

Mike Welsch Jan 28,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.  - Watching his Senor Buscador get within 2 1/2 lengths of the 5-2 favorite National Treasure at the eighth pole after having trailed by more than a dozen lengths in the ru

Pegasus World Cup: National Treasure shows heart to survive taxing pace battle

Mike Welsch Jan 27,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - National Treasure, who showed flashes of brilliance at times during his 3-year-old campaign, served notice he could be on to even bigger and better things in 2024 by holding o

Fair odds for the Pegasus World Cup: Uncovering the right wagering strategy in a complex race

David Aragona Jan 24,2024
In this series DRF handicapper/linemaker David Aragona provides his opinion of what constitutes fair win value for each runner in a weekend stakes race. The goal of this series is to bypass standard o

National Treasure gets post 7, favored for Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Mike Welsch Jan 21,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - National Treasure drew post 7 and was established as the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The event will highlight a 13-ra

Warm Heart blows out day before Pegasus World Cup Turf

David Grening Jan 26,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Warm Heart, the favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf, blew out a half-mile in 52.82 seconds Friday morning over the Gulfstream Park main track

Nimitz Class could be a shrewd buy for new owners

David Grening Jan 24,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As far back as November, owner Jake Ballis figured there would not be a superstar running in the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park in Jan

Mandella makes rare Gulfstream appearance with Ruby Nell

David Grening Jan 24,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – When Ruby Nell runs in Saturday’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf it will represent the first starter at Gulfstream Park for Hall of Fame trainer Richard

Maidens add intrigue to Pegasus undercard

Mike Welsch Jan 24,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – While the $3 million Pegasus World Cup will command the bulk of the attention, and rightly so, here Saturday it is the second race on the card, a maiden special weight seven

Pegasus World Cup: Castle Chaos on the outside looking in

Mike Welsch Jan 22,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Robert Falcone Jr. is just one scratch away from getting his improving Castle Chaos into the field for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational. But wi

Dynamic One a new invitee to Pegasus World Cup

Mike Welsch Jan 10,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - The second invitation list for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 was released Wednesday with Dynamic One having been added to the group of 12 invitees with the defec

Art Collector in good shape following dominant win in Pegasus World Cup

Mike Welsch Jan 29,2023
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Bill Mott said Art Collector was happy, bright and seemed to be “feeling pretty good about himself” Sunday morning at Payson Park. And well he should

Maker enjoys big day with Pegasus Turf win and McKnight sweep

Marty McGee Jan 29,2023
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The winners of the two Pegasus turf races on Saturday at Gulfstream Park both came out of their races in good order as their connections consider what might come next fo

Total handle rises to $43.89 million on Pegasus World Cup card

Matt Hegarty Jan 28,2023
Total handle on the 13-race Pegasus World Cup card on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., was $43.89 million, according to charts of the races, a figure that ranks in the top tier o

Pegasus World Cup: Art Collector blows 'em away at 15-1

Mike Welsch Jan 28,2023
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Art Collector, the richest horse coming into Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational, was a whole lot richer coming out, earning the major share of a $3 million purse
About Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is a $3 million race for older Thoroughbreds, making it one of the richest races of the year. Run in January at Gulfstream Park in Florida, the Pegasus World Cup was first contested in 2017.

Originally established as the world's richest race with a purse of $12 million, the Pegasus was a race where owners could buy in to the starting gate for $1 million per runner. Arrogate won the first edition, defeating the popular California Chrome. In 2018, the purse was worth a staggering $16 million and was won by Gun Runner, marking the second year in a row that the Breeders' Cup Classic winner came back to succeed in the Pegasus.

After a purse reduction to $9 million in 2019, the Pegasus World Cup has settled at a $3 million purse and the runners are now invited by track officials. As horses are confirmed or their invitations are declined, the track puts out another list of invitations. This ensures that Gulfstream Park is getting the very best field it can assemble.

A sister race, the Pegasus World Cup Turf, was introduced in 2019 with a purse of $6 million. The race has since had an established purse of $1 million. In 2022, the Pegasus World Cup Filly and Mare Turf will be run for the first time – it has a purse of $500,000. In addition, the card includes several other graded stakes races, which means the entire day is a showcase of some of the top Thoroughbred talent in the world.

With its $3 million purse, the Pegasus World Cup is tied with the Kentucky Derby for monetary value and is above all other races in North America save for some of the Breeders' Cup contests. The list of winners also includes City of Light and Knicks Go, both Breeders' Cup winners themselves.

Past Winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Bob Baffert
National Treasure Bob Baffert 105
Bill Mott
Art Collector Bill Mott 107
Todd Pletcher
Life is Good Todd Pletcher 110
Brad Cox
Knick Go Brad Cox 108
Bob Baffert
Mucho Gusto Bob Baffert 107
Michael McCarthy
City of Light Michael McCarthy 112
Steve Asmussen
Gun Runner Steve Asmussen 120
Bob Baffert
Arrogate Bob Baffert 119
About Pegasus World Cup