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Three horses have jointly earned the title of Longines World’s Best Racehorse for 2019, a first since the award was created in 2013. Equally rated at 128, Crystal Ocean, Enable, and Waldgeist share the 2019 title after a year of compelling competition.

New jockeys, trainers and owners flocked to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., for the 2020 meet to compete against elite regulars, hoping to bank some of the richest purses in the country offered this time of year. Their barns are filled with contenders with unique names and talent. Here are a few of the notable stories behind some of the horses to watch this season, including those with an eye on the 2020 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.

Gulfstream Park will provide a fun-filled backdrop for the first major event of the new racing calendar when it hosts the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series on Saturday. The popular South Florida track has carded nine stakes races, six of them graded, worth $5.2 million in purses.

This Saturday is the biggest day of racing in South Florida all winter: Pegasus World Cup day. With millions of dollars on the line and a post-race concert on tap at Gulfstream Park in sunny South Florida, a day packed with entertainment awaits.

Find nine fun facts about the day below.

1. This year is the fourth running of the Pegasus World Cup concept that began in 2017. The race was previously contested in early February as the Donn Handicap since 1959.

Award-winning BloodHorse senior correspondent Steve Haskin unveils his inaugural Derby Dozen this week with a look at his leading contenders for the 146thKentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 2.

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