For the third consecutive year, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., will play host to one of the biggest sporting events in the world — and one of the largest parties at a racetrack. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, will feature star-studded entertainment and an expanded racing lineup highlighted by a new $7-million turf race.
As expected, tickets to the Pegasus World Cup are already in high demand, so the time to buy your tickets is now.
Need some more incentive to lock up your spot? We’ve got a handful of reasons to get your ticket right now.
1. High-Stakes Action
With the addition of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational to a racing lineup already anchored by the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, your ticket will get you up close to the richest races on turf and dirt in North America. Not only do you get to see — and bet — both of those races but you’ll also get to witness seven other competitive stakes races featuring some of the best horses in racing.
2. See the Stars
Not only will the best racehorses compete on Pegasus day, you’re sure to spot at Gulfstream Park some of the biggest celebrities in music, sports, nightlife, and more. With the unveiling of the LIV pop-up club at Pegasus World Cup 2018, the day of world-class racing was followed by appearances from hip-hop and rap legends like Ludacris and current stars including Post Malone. Other celebs in the house were Pharrell Williams, Carson Kressley, Wilmer Valderrama, and Rashard Lewis. We’ve heard that the LIV pop-up will be back for 2019, and the entertainment lineup promises to be even more explosive.
3. Winter Escape
Let’s face it. If you’re in the U.S., where else would you want to be in late January when it’s freezing just about everywhere else, especially on the East Coast. If you act fast, you can still find round-trip flights on the weekend of Jan. 25-27 from New York City for under $200. Traveling from Chicago? Spirit Airlines still has a few tickets available for less than $150. If you’re in California, you can even find a couple of flights left out of major hubs like Los Angeles for a shade under $300. Hotel options are vast and once you land in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find so many great dining options — especially if you’re a lover of seafood — surrounding Gulfstream Park and at the track, as well. There are more than 20 restaurants and bars at Gulfstream, and you could also make life simpler on yourself by getting your food and beverage included on Pegasus day when purchasing it as part of an all-inclusive ticket package. Click here for options!
4. Big Win Potential
Anytime there’s great racing action, big money up for grabs, and large fields of horses, you’re going to find some incredible betting opportunities. You could bet on a sports game somewhere and win even-money (earning a $100 for every $100 you bet on a sports team) or you could bet just a few bucks on as many of the races you’d like on Pegasus day and walk away with thousands of dollars! For example, at the 2018 Pegasus World Cup, if you were savvy enough to bet a $2 win ticket on Jordan’s Henny in the Hurricane Bertie Stakes, you were rewarded with $120. If you hit the $2 trifecta in that race (correctly picking the top-three finishers), you cashed a sweet $3,600! There will also be a new wager introduced called the Pegasus Pick 24. It will offer the chance to bet on the exact finish order for both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. A whopping $5 million bonus awaits a lucky fan who hits on the Pegasus Pick 24.
5. Witness the Best Take on the Best
We’ve already mentioned how much money is up for grabs and that some of the best horses in the world will be competing but just how strong is the competition? All you have to do is take a look at the winners in the Pegasus World Cup over the past two years — they include names of champions Arrogate and Gun Runner. Other notable horses who competed on the Pegasus card in 2018 include Oscar Nominated, Marley’s Freedom, Curlin’s Approval, Richard’s Boy, West Coast, Gunnevera, and Stellar Wind. Who will emerge triumphant on one of the sport’s biggest stages and which races are primed for upsets? You can see it all unfold right in front of your eyes at the Pegasus World Cup.