With no new Derby prep races coming this week, we thought it was the perfect time to start looking ahead to the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series. Gulfstream Park will serve as the host for this event, with the races coming on Saturday, January 23, 2021. With this great piece of horse racing news; We are sure that fans will want to circle that date on their calendars.
The Pegasus World Cup arrived on the scene back in 2017; and was introduced to breathe some new life into the horse racing industry. It has certainly achieved that goal; as this is an event that has caught the attention of insiders and fans alike.
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The 2021 Pegasus World Cup Races
The Invitational Series will feature two different Grade 1 races at Gulfstream Park next January, with a combined $4 million up for grabs.
That is the sort of horse racing news that is going to catch the attention of owners and trainers; especially when you consider that there are more prizes than just the purses, which we will discuss in a moment.
The first of the two races on tap is the 2021 Pegasus World Cup, a 1 1/18 mile dirt race that comes with a $3 million total purse.
We will move to the grass for the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitation. A 1 3/16 mile race with a purse of $1 million. All the purse money for these races will be funded in full by 1/ST.
All the horses taking part in these races will be free from medications on race day. As well as the massive purses on offer; the winners of the races will gain automatic entry into the Saudi Cup; and the $20 million purse on offer at that event.
There will be fans in attendance at Gulfstream Park for the running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. Each guest package will be a socially distanced offering, with prices starting at $100 and going all the way up to $1,500 and higher. If you are unable to attend or are still uncomfortable at the thought of being at a live sporting event, you will be able to catch all the action on NBC Sports.
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