Going for Big Money in Pegasus World Cup

City of Light (outside) battles to victory over Accelerate in the Oaklawn Handicap - Coady Photography The Pegasus World Cup takes place this Saturday on January 26. Horseplayers have already started their handicapping. The way to play the Pegasus is to either go chalky with Accelerate and City of Light, or to go the opposite way, use one of the chalks on top with some price horses in the second, third, and maybe, even fourth slot in the [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Horses, Races|Tags: |

How to Bet the Pegasus World Cup Turf

Gulfstream Park (Coglianese Photos) The inaugural running of North America’s richest turf race—the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (gr. I)—didn’t attract as deep a field as one might have hoped given the size of the purse, but you certainly can’t knock the race from a betting perspective. Ten starters have turned out to contest the 1 3/16-mile race at Gulfstream Park, and a case can be made for just about all of them to win or hit [...]

How to Bet the Pegasus World Cup

City of Light (outside) battles to victory over Accelerate in the Oaklawn Handicap - Coady Photography Accelerate or City of Light—who’ve you got? It seems that the majority of handicappers will be picking one of those two runners to win the $9 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, and it’s easy to understand why. They both won Breeders’ Cup races in November and will be tough to beat if they run to form at Gulfstream. [...]

Second annual Grade I Pegasus Invitational highlights weekend of racing

One year after Arrogate captured the inaugural edition of the Grade I, $12 million Pegasus World Championship Invitational at Gulfstream Park at the outset of a four-year-old campaign that ended in disappointing fashion, the Hallandale, Florida track will host the second edition of the Grade I affair on the main track - now worth $16 million - and features the horse expected to be named the 2017 horse of the year later that evening. Saturday's Pegasus Invitational is the last [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

Will West Coast Upset Gun Runner in the Pegasus World Cup?

Gun Runner winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) Handicappers will be presented with an interesting quandary when the $16 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) is held on January 27th at Gulfstream Park. The nine-furlong race will mark the final start for #10 Gun Runner, who rose to great heights during a 5-for-6 campaign in 2017 that saw him win four straight Grade 1 races in eye-catching fashion, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. [...]

2018 Pegasus World Cup Picks

The 2018 Pegasus World Cup takes place this Saturday, Jan. 27. After the post-position draw this past Wednesday, Gun Runner was installed as the 4/5 favorite. Based on how Gun Runner won the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic, it sure appears as if 4/5 are fair odds. But, this is the richest horse race in the world. Does Gun Runner have yet another brilliant run in him? I'm not sure he does. That's why I'm looking elsewhere. 1. Sharp [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

2018 Pegasus World Cup Top 4 Contenders

March 28, 2015: Scenes from Gulfstream Park on Florida Derby Day at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Liz Lamont/ESW/CSM The 2018 Pegasus World Cup takes place on January 27, 2018. That's some time from now. It's not so far away that it's too early for me to come up with my Top 4. When it comes to the Pegasus World Cup, it should be hard for any horse to break the Top 4. The four listed here [...]

By |November 19th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

Gulfstream Park Hosts Inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational

On Saturday afternoon all eyes in the thoroughbred racing world will focus their attention on Gulfstream Park in sunny, southern Florida when the Hallandale oval hosts the inaugural edition of the Grade I, $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational for older male runners at one-mile and one-eighth over the main dirt track. Saturday's premiere edition of the Pegasus World Cup will immediately vault the race into the richest in the sport's history, just edging out the $10 million pot of [...]