It is must-see horse racing TV, a gathering of greats – equine and human – chasing glory in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
Twelve horses have a date to load into the starting gate for a chance at top prize on Saturday in the Sunshine State.
Adding to the excitement of this year’s event, the winner of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) will receive an automatic spot in the $20 million Saudi Cup.
Who will take all the spoils? Who are some of the top contenders?
We’ve got you covered with our best bets for a $50 budget.
The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will be broadcast live on NBC, Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 4:30 – 6:00pm EST. Fans can watch and wager on the race through HPIbet.com.
Twelve horses, including morning line favourite Knicks Go, will vie for top honours in the $3 million 1 1/8-mile Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.
Here’s how we’ll spend our $50:
- Let’s go with a $1 triactor box of #4 Knicks Go (5-2), #5 Jesus’ Team (8-1), #6 Kiss Today Goodbye (10-1) and #10 Code of Honor (9-2).
- Cost: $24
- You might not get great odds, but $20 to win on #4 Knicks Go could net you a decent return.
- Cost: $20
- If you’re undecided on who you think will take top spot in Saturday’s big race, turn to the Dark Horse app, and put $6 on its top pick.
- Cost: $6
Pegasus World Cup
Post time: 5:34 p.m. Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Purse: $3 million. Grade: 1. Distance: 1 1/8 miles. TV: NBC & TSN (4:30-6 p.m.).
Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, morning-line odds
- Sleepy Eyes Todd, Miguel Silva, Jose Ortiz, 8-1
- Coastal Defense, Dale Romans, Corey Lanerie, 15-1
- Independence Hall, Michael McCarthy, Flavien Prat, 20-1
- Knicks Go, Brad Cox, Joel Rosario, 5-2
- Jesus’ Team, Jose D’Angelo, Irad Ortiz Jr., 8-1
- Kiss Today Goodbye, Eric Kruljac, Mike Smith, 10-1
- Tax, Danny Gargan, Luis Saez, 5-1
- Harpers First Ride, Claudio Gonzalez, Angel Cruz, 10-1
- Last Judgment, Mike Maker, Paco Lopez, 20-1
- Code of Honor, Shug McGaughey, Tyler Gaffalione, 9-2
- Mr Freeze, Dale Romans, John Velazquez, 15-1
- Math Wizard, Saffie Joseph Jr., Edgard Zayas, 20-1