1/ST EXPERIENCE, the innovation-focused hospitality and entertainment division of 1/ST, is pleased to announce an iconic entertainment line-up and exciting new hospitality partnerships for the 2022 Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park.
At the 2022 Pegasus World Cup, Gulfstream Park will unveil Hallandale's newest hospitality hotspot, the Carousel Club, where DJ Cassidy will bring his critically acclaimed groundbreaking series, ‘Pass the Mic’ to the stage for the very first time. The unprecedented musical experience will feature legendary artists Ja Rule, Lil’ Kim, Mase, and special surprise performers. In his globally revered viral phenomenon turned hit television series, Cassidy has passed the mic to 190 iconic musical artists including Earth Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Salt ‘N Pepa, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, TLC, Missy Elliott and Wyclef Jean. Taking his transformative format to yet another level, DJ Cassidy will literally 'Pass The Mic' live from icon to icon, creating a truly unique musical concept exclusively for this year’s event. The innovative ‘Pass The Mic’ stage design will feature a custom multiple level layout of LED screens and bespoke decor in collaboration with Kat Bell, Owner & Creative Director of Argyle Design.
"Our goal for Pegasus World Cup is always to produce a race day experience where guests can expect the unexpected," said Jimmy Vargas, CEO, 1/ST EXPERIENCE. "This year, the Pegasus World Cup is all about firsts. It will be the first time DJ Cassidy brings 'Pass the Mic,' his viral sensation, live to a stage. It will also be the first time we open Carousel Club before it becomes a permanent fixture at Gulfstream Park. It will also be the first time Faena brings Tryst, their immersive burlesque show, out of the Faena Theater and to Gulfstream Park to entertain guests between the races.”
In the trackside Carousel Club, world-renowned ultraclub E11EVEN Miami is partnering with Breakwater Hospitality Group (operating partners of Carousel Club) to host VIPs. Gala, South Beach’s newest lounge, will host a VIP Garden, and Davidoff will have a Cigar Lounge. Guests will enjoy the signature Pink Jockey cocktails made with Tito’s Vodka, as well as Tequila Reimagined with Casatera. Iconic rosė Whispering Angel will also host an idyllic rosé garden along the track.
“We are very excited about all of the new partners we have on board this year. Each partner represents the best of the best. It’s going to be a spectacular day,” added Vargas.
For the second year, Pegasus World Cup is partnering with Baccarat, the French luxury brand internationally renowned as a leader in high-end and exclusive crystal products, as the event’s Official Trophy Purveyor.
The winning owners, trainers and jockeys from the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series races will each be presented with Championship Rings designed by local Miami jeweler, BooDaddy Diamonds.
Since 2017, the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational has welcomed legendary Thoroughbred racehorses, including Arrogate, California Chrome, Gun Runner, City of Light, Mucho Gusto and Knicks Go ridden by award-winning jockeys Mike Smith, Florent Geroux, Javier Castellano, Irad Ortiz Jr. and Joel Rosario. Racing history has been made in front of celebrities Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Gene Simmons, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Olivia Culpo, Vanessa Hudgens and Vin Diesel, to name just a few. In addition to the excitement on the track, Pegasus World Cup guests have enjoyed post-race performances by Nelly & T-Pain (2020), Snoop Dogg & Mark Ronson (2019), Post Malone (2018) and Thomas Rhett (2017).
Individual tickets are now on sale to the public and range in price from $79 to $1,250 and include a variety of levels for every race day experience. Tickets can be purchased online at https://pegasusworldcup.com. Luxury Suites and Ultra VIP packages range from $25,000 to $50,000 and are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The excitement of the 2022 Pegasus World Cup, including coverage of the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational and the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be broadcast live on NBC from 4:30-6:00 pm E.T. on Saturday, January 29th.