The Pegasus World Cup is an American Thoroughbred horse race, that was first observed on 28 January 2017 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. It is run above the dirt at the distance of 1 1⁄8 miles (9 furlongs) and it is open for the horses who are four years old and above.
The Pegasus World Cup exceeded the Dubai World Cup and became the richest horse race around the world. The prize was successively increased to $16 million in 2018 but then in 2019, it was reduced to $9 million.
The $9 million Pegasus World Cup of 2019 edition is planned to commence on 26th January 2019 at Gulfstream Park. Here is the list of contenders and their details who are going to contend with each other in 2019 Pegasus World Cup.
Horse Name: Accelerate
Owner: Hronis Racing LLC
Trainer: John Sadler
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Record: 21: 10-5-5
Earnings: US$ $5,792,480
Accelerate is an active American Thoroughbred racehorse, foaled 10 May 2013 in Kentucky and is well-known for winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic, 2018.
He established his reputation while beating the champion in major races tournaments. His major wins are Shared Belief Stakes (2016), Los Alamitos Derby (2016), San Diego Handicap (2017), San Pasqual Stakes (2018), Santa Anita Handicap (2018), Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (2018), Pacific Classic Stakes (2018), Awesome Again Stakes (2018) band Breeders’ Cup Classic (2018).
Horse Name: Audible
Owner: China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Starlight Racing, WinStar Farm
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Flavien Prat
Record: 8 starts – 5 wins – 1 second – 2 thirds
Audible appears to be one of the leading concern to Accelerate in this year’s Pegasus World Cup centered on his 2-for-3 career top score at Gulfstream Park and his complete talent. He can bring down Accelerate or any other leading horses in the race. Everyone got an eye on him for this year Pegasus World Cup.
Horse Name: Bravazo
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Luis Saez
Record: 16 starts – 3 wins – 4 seconds – 3 thirds
After an unsatisfactory first appearance in August 2017 at Saratoga Race Course, Bravazo upgraded when extending out to a mile at Churchill Downs in September, rising and falling clear to win as 4 ¾ lengths.
The dark bay or brown horse made his first appearance in the Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity and completed the race, ending second to greatly considered Free Drop Billy. He managed with a third-place finish in Churchill at the Street Sense Stakes at earlier a 10th-place finish in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. In January 2018, Bravazo reverted and won a allowance/optional demanding race in a preparation race for the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds.
Horse Name: City of Light
Owner: Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Jr.
Trainer: Michael McCarthy
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Record: 10 starts – 5 wins – 4 seconds – 1 third
It is the one and only horse to conquest Accelerate in 2018 is agreed to take on his used to a contender once more in the Pegasus, and he sends to south Florida in career top form and with a few of ultra-sharp latest training from California in a haul.
On November 3, City of Light raged away his challengers in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs, leading from start to finish and setting a fast step then again still cavorting from 2 3/4 lengths in excess of corresponding Pegasus starters Seeking the Soul and Bravazo.
Horse Name: Gunnevera
Trainer: Antonio Sano
Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Record: 15: 5–3–2
Gunnevera is an American Thoroughbred racehorse, foaled 28 February 2014, and became the most important juvenile earner from the first crop of Dialed In. He was a runner on the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby. He wins the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes at the age of two-year-old and for the duration of his three-year-old season, won the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
His major wins are Saratoga Special Stakes (2016), Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (2016), Fountain of Youth Stakes (2017) and Tangelo Stakes (2017).
Horse Name: Imperative
Owner: Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. and Imaginary Stables
Trainer: Anthony Quartarolo
Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Record: 44 starts – 6 wins – 8 seconds – 4 thirds
Imperative has competed in various races around the world and had a busy career all over his life span. He has won the lucrative Charles Town Classic not once but twice, that is in 2014 and 2017. Also, in 2015, he also completed the race at a second position. Talking about his overall performance, he has been a consistent, hard-trying runner who always made himself to reach in the top contendenders.
Horse Name: Kukulkan
Owner: Cuadra San Jorge
Trainer: Fausto Gutierrez
Jockey: Frankie Dettori
Record: 14 starts – 14 wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds
Cuadra San Jorge owned the Kukulkan, who is going to contend against all the contenders in $9 million Pegasus World Cup of 2019 edition. He is trained from Fausto Gutierrez and it seems to be like that this time he has put his lots of efforts in making the horse more compatible than others.
Horse Name: Seeking the Soul
Owner: Charles E. Fipke
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: John Velazquez
Record: 23 starts – 6 wins – 5 seconds – 6 thirds
Beside with Gunnevera, this veteran racehorse marks a return arrival in the 2019 Pegasus with expectations of refining on his first appearance performance. Seeking the Soul was a feasible longshot contender last year at 41.20-1 odds in line for the circumstance that he arrived the race off of a career top performance when winning the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs in November 2017.
Horse Name: Something Awesome
Owner: Stronach Stables
Trainer: Jose Corrales
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Record: 26 starts – 9 wins – 3 seconds – 6 thirds
This horse is going to represent Frank Stronach, who is the proprietor of Gulfstream Park and visionary behind the Pegasus World Cup 2019 event. Till now, the castrating had his greatest period in a five-year racing career in 2018, winning three starts out of the six ones and earning more than $912,550.
Horse Name: Patternrecognition
Owner: Klaravich Stables, Inc. and William H. Lawrence
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Record: 11 starts – 5 wins – 5 seconds – 0 thirds
This horse arrives the Pegasus on the repairs of two successive classified stakes wins in New York, individually at a mile. In late September, he won the grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park and then acquired the grade 1 Cigar Mile Offered from NYRA Bets at Aqueduct over Pegasus challenger True Timber.
Horse Name: True Timber
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Joe Bravo
Record: 17 starts – 4 wins – 4 seconds – 4 thirds
True Timber might be a good competition to other contenders as his recent major scores are two wins and two seconds in his previous four starts. With each race competition, he is becoming more consistent and more competition to other contenders.
Horse Name: Tom’s d’Etat
Owner: G M B Racing
Trainer: Al Stall, Jr.
Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan
Record: 9 starts – 6 wins – 1 second – 0 thirds
After an unfortunate first appearance effort on field, in May 2016, Tom’s d’Etat has run fine in all of his following starts, every single of them coming at a mile or longer on dirt. In summer 2017, he revolved heads at Saratoga and scored a nine-length victory in a 1 1/8-mile allowance/optional claiming race.