Pegasus World Cup Betting

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The Pegasus World Cup is one of the most valuable horse races in the World, with a $3 million purse. The race is staged at Gulfstream Park racecourse in Florida and run over a trip of 1m1f on their dirt track. The Pegasus World Cup, which has now only been run four times, is open for horses aged 4 years-old or older.

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Pegasus World Cup Runners 2022

As far as 2022 goes, entries will not be known until around the turn of the year with events of 2021 key in determining who will get invited to this most prestigious of race days.

Who are the Pegasus World Cup Entries 2022?

We’ll know the 2022 Pegasus World Cup entries nearer to the race day, but some of the runners that figured well in the 2021 Pegasus Cup could head to the race again. Knicks Go won the 2021 Pegasus World Cup, with Jesus’ Team, Independence Hall, Sleepy Eyes Todd, Code of Honor and Coastal Defense making up the other horses that finished in the top six in that 2021 Pegasus World Cup.

Pegasus World Cup Betting

Betting for the Pegasus World Cup 2022 is set to open with Australian bookmakers later this year. You will find Pegasus World Cup betting markets at most Australian bookmakers.

How do I bet on the Pegasus World Cup from Australia?

Most major Australian bookmakers offer the ability to bet on major US races.

Some bookmakers give bettors the option of going into the US Tote. Many punters prefer to take fixed odds before the race so they know exactly what their return will be if their horse is successful.

Pegasus World Cup Odds

Odds markets should become available later in the year when favourites emerge from this year’s season.

Pegasus World Cup Betting Tips

Betting tips aren’t currently available until you know the level of competition in the field. There will be a lot of speculation until horses and jockeys are entered and confirmed. Some of the key factors to look at naturally are going to be course form and current form.

You want to see what types of results each horse has had at the same length of race and in the same conditions that will be on race day. The horses in the race are going to have good form to date. Otherwise, their owners would not pay $500,000 to enter the horse.

With only five previous runnings of the Pegasus World Cup, it can sometimes pay to look back at past winners. The Bob Baffert yard has trained two of the last four Pegasus World Cup winners so anything they run would be a strong Pegasus World Cup tip.

It’s also worth noting that all of the past winners of the Pegasus World Cup to date have been aged either 4 or 5 years old.

Pegasus World Cup Invitational Entries Explained

In 2021 and for ongoing years, the entry fee was waived as the race officially became invitation-only. This means that race organisers only offer suitable prospects the chance to run. After the maximum field of 12 didn’t line up in 2020, the field was once again full last year. 2% of all purse winnings also get donated to various thoroughbred aftercare charities.

About the Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park

Photo by Claudia Brauer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Despite being in competition with Dubai World Cup night at Meydan and now the Saudi Cup at a similar time of year, the Pegasus World Cup has been a smash hit with US owners and trainers who have never been overly keen on the idea of flying to the other side of the planet for a race, even though American horses have won the Dubai World Cup on many occasions.

The calendar does allow horses to ship afterwards; Mucho Gusto was fourth in the Saudi Cup a month after winning the Pegasus this year and Arrogate did the Pegasus World Cup-Dubai World Cup double. The Stronach Group have capitalised on the Pegasus concept and many horses which may have been headed straight to Dubai are now viewing the Pegasus as their key early-season target.

The Pegasus is run at the historic Gulfstream Park at Hallandale Beach Florida, which is roughly equidistant between Fort Lauderdale and Miami on the Atlantic Coast. The race is run in late January; dates for 2022 are yet to be confirmed but the 24th looks to be the most likely prospect.

Pegasus World Cup Tickets can be bought through the official websites.

Pegasus World Cup Turf

The Turf is much more appealing to Europeans, of course, and indeed, in 2020, Magic Wand declined the World Cup for the Turf, where she finished second to Zulu Alpha, who is trained by Michael Maker.

Pegasus Horse Races Winners

In 2021, trainer Brad Cox won the race for the first time with Knicks Go, a five-year-old. In the Turf, Colonel Liam trained by Todd Pletcher landed the win.

Pegasus World Cup Results

Organisers offer 12 runners the chance to run first with five reserves. In 2021, there were no Eurpean horses who participated. One would imagine that a well-placed word or e-mail could easily secure a leading European horse a place.

  • 2021 – Knicks Go
  • 2020 – Mucho Gusto
  • 2019 – City of Light
  • 2018 – Gun Runner
  • 2017 – Arrogate

How to watch the Pegasus World Cup 2022

The race will likely be available to live stream via some Australian bookmakers, however, there will most likely be some terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to access the streams.

Pegasus World Cup History

Launched in 2017 by long time NYRA Chief Frank Stronach’s Stronach Group, whose colours were carried by such illustrious champions as Ghostzapper and Awesome Again, the concept was to ‘excite, energize and modernise the sport for a new generation of fans’.

The first-ever Pegasus World Cup was won by the popular US-trained horse Arrogate, who scooped a staggering $12m when winning the race – he was trained by Bob Baffert, who has won two of the last four runnings of the Pegasus World Cup, and ridden by US jockey Mike E Smith.

The 2018 winner – Gun Runner – is the horse that’s recorded the fastest time to date 1:47.41.

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