The Stronach Group, proprietors of the Pegasus World Cup, declared Tuesday another component for one of the head dates on the Thoroughbred timetable. The 2019 Pegasus World Cup, to be hung on January 26, will include a Grade 1 turf stakes to the current year’s race-day merriments. The expansion of the turf race, which will be kept running at 1 3/16 miles, means to feature 12 of the best more seasoned turf ponies from around the globe transforming the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational into a two-race occasion The aggregate handbag for the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational will sit at $7 million, with $3 million granted to the champ.
The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, to be challenged on the earth at 1/8 miles, will offer a $9 million satchel with a $4 million prize sitting tight for the victor of the 12-horse field. The 2018 Pegasus World Cup won by Horse of the Year Gun Runner kept running for the full $16 million. “The craving for a turf race is solid and the choice to incorporate a chief turf race is a piece of the continuous development of the Pegasus World Cup,” said Belinda Stronach, administrator and leader of The Stronach Group. “We are eager to grow this occasion for both steed proprietors and fans, adding to what is as of now a mind boggling day of stimulation and world-class dashing at Gulfstream Park.
” Any steed proprietor who buys a spot in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be offered inclination to buy a spot in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. The expense to anchor a passage spot and enter a steed is $500,000 per race. “As a global proprietor I am excited that the Pegasus World Cup will incorporate a turf race,” said John Magnier, Founder, Coolmore. “Coolmore, similar to The Stronach Group, has faith in developing our game and there is no preferred method to do that over to give another stage to exhibit the world’s best Thoroughbreds.”
As an additional motivator and as a major aspect of the duty to give new, lucrative open doors for horse proprietors, The Stronach Group will offer a $1 million reward to the proprietor who wins both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. The Stronach Group will likewise present another bet, the Pegasus Pick 24. The Pegasus Pick 24 will present the opportunity to wager on the correct complete request for both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, adding another layer to the race-day fervor. A $5 million reward anticipates the fortunate fan who hits on the Pegasus Pick 24. Notwithstanding Gun Runner’s 2018 Pegasus World Cup triumph, Arrogate won the debut occasion in 2017.