2019 Pegasus World Cup Preview Guide, TV Info, Odds and FYIs


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Saturday brings the first horse racing event of the year with the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, a $9 million invitational held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The Pegasus World Cup is more than just a sporting event, it’s where horse racing meets cutting edge music, the latest in fashion and trendiness in food.

It’s a horse race set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s held just north of Miami, the city which competes with Los Angeles to be America’s fantasyland “coolness” capital. When you peruse the Pegasus World Cup odds for this running of the event, you’ll see two horses up at the top who are being backed much more favorably than the rest of the field. Accelerate and City of Light are essentially co-favorites in this one, but there are a couple more horses with decent odds as well. 

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Here are the odds for every horse competing in the event:

Accelerate (7-4)
City Of Light (7-2)
McKinzie (8-1)
Gunnevera (19-2)
Audible (10-1)
Bravazo (12-1)
Seeking the Soul (16-1)
True Timber (25-1)
Something Awesome (40-1)
Tom’s d’Etat (40-1)
Kukulkan (66-1)

Horses expected to race, but unconfirmed (odds not posted):
Pattern recognition
Something Awesome

Given how harsh this winter is right now for most of the country, south Florida would be the perfect place to be this weekend. For those of us who can’t get down to the Miami metropolitan area though, you can catch the action both on television and online.


NBC will air a live 90-minute program featuring both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational this weekend, Saturday January 26th, beginning at 4:30 Eastern Standard Time. The event will also be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

“The Stronach Group is thrilled to once again partner with NBC Sports to bring the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series to life,” saidBelinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group.

“Our live broadcast and streaming partnership with NBC Sports reflects our company’s commitment to collaborating with top tier partners to showcase the entertainment and excitement of this world-class Thoroughbred horse racing event.”

“We are excited to partner with The Stronach Group to kick off our 2019 horse racing coverage with North America’s richest race,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports.


“For the past two years, the Pegasus World Cup has thrilled viewers, and we’re honored to continue to present it to horse racing fans nationwide.”

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