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2019 Pegasus World Cup Need-to-Know Guide

The third running of the Pegasus is tomorrow!

 

The Pegasus World Cup is in its third year running, with a few key changes. No longer the world’s richest horse race, the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup now offers “only” a cool $9 million for the purse. Slots in the starting gate now only cost connections $500,000 rather than $1,000,000. Last but not least, the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf will run for the first time tomorrow, operating on the same buy-in as the dirt race. The undercard races on Pegasus World Cup Championship day are no slouches either, with some of the biggest names in the sport set to clash.

Here’s everything you need to know!

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019. Pegasus World Cup Turf post time is 4:50 PM; Pegasus World Cup is 5:40 PM

Where: Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida

The purse: $7 million (Pegasus World Cup Turf) and $9 million (Pegasus World Cup)

Distance: 1 3/16 miles (turf) and 1 1/8 miles (dirt)

How to watch: NBC will carry the live broadcast from 4:30-6 PM EST on Saturday

Who is running:

Pegasus World Cup Turf:

1. Magic Wand (9-2)
2. Yoshida (5-2)
3. Channel Maker (12-1)
4. Aerolithe (8-1)
5. Next Shares (15-1)
6. Fahan Mura (30-1)
7. Bricks and Mortar (5-1)
8. Delta Prince (15-1)
9. Catapult (7-2)
10. Dubby Dubbie (30-1)

Horse Nation’s picks: Catapult, Yoshida, Magic Wand, Aerolithe

Pegasus World Cup:

1. Bravazo (12-1)
2. Something Awesome (20-1)
3. City of Light (5-2)
4. Seeking the Soul (12-1)
5. Accelerate (9-5)
6. Tom’s d’Etat (20-1)
7. True Timber (30-1)
8. Gunnevera (8-1)
9. Kukulkan (30-1)
10. Audible (10-1)
11. Imperative (30-1)
12. Patternrecognition (10-1)

Horse Nation’s picks: Kukulkan, City of Light, Accelerate, Gunnevera

Who are your picks? Let us know in the comments section!

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