Pegasus World Cup Turf Stakes

The Pegasus World Cup Turf Stakes, is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early February at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Stakes
Grade I race
LocationGulfstream Park
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
Inaugurated1986 (as Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap)
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.gulfstreampark.com
Race information
Distance1 316 miles (​9 12 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-Years-Old & Up
WeightAssigned
Purse$1,000,000 (2020)

A Grade I event open to horses 4 years of age and older, the race was run at a distance of one and one-eighths miles (9 furlongs) on the turf and offered a purse of $350,000 added.

Originally the event was called the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.

From 1986 through 1990, the race was run at a distance of ​1 116 miles. From 1991 through 2008 the distance was lengthened considerably to 11 furlongs, or ​1 38 miles. In 2009, the distance was reduced by two furlongs to 9.

The Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap was replaced by the Pegasus World Cup Turf Stakes in 2019. In this first edition, each contester had to pay a $500,000 entry fee with the organizer adding an extra $1,000,000 for a total purse of $7,000,000 ($3,000,000 for the winner). In the 2020 edition, the race adopted the Invitational format and entry fees were suppressed, so the purse was limited to the organizer contribution.

RecordsEdit

Time record: (at current distance of ​1 316 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 – Jerry Bailey (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners of the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap/Pegasus World Cup Turf since 1986Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$
Gr.
2021 Colonel Liam 4 Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher Robert E. & Lawana L. Low 1-3/16 1:53.09 $1,000,000 I
2020 Zulu Alpha 7 Tyler Gaffalione Michael J. Maker Michael Hui 1-3/16 1:51.60 $1,000,000 I
2019 Bricks and Mortar 5 Irad Ortiz Jr. Chad Brown Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence 1-3/16 1:54.59 $7,000,000 I
Became the Pegasus World Cup Turf
2018 Heart to Heart 7 Julien R. Leparoux Brian A. Lynch Terry Hamilton 1-1/8 1:47.64 $300,000 I
2017 Almanaar 5 Joel Rosario Chad Brown Shadwell Racing 1-1/8 1:45.63 $350,000 I
2016 Lukes Alley 6 Paco Lopez Josie Carroll Melnyk Racing Stables 1-1/8 1:48.20 $350,000 I
2015 Mshawish 5 Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Al Shaqab Racing 1-1/8 1:47.22 $300,000 I
2014 Lochte 4 Orlando Bocachica Marcus J. Vitali Crossed Sabres Farm 1-1/8 1:45.67 $300,000 I
2013 Point of Entry 5 John Velazquez Claude R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1-1/8 1:47.00 $300,000 I
2012 Get Stormy 6 Ramon Domínguez Thomas Bush Mary Sullivan 1-1/8 1:52.78 $300,000 I
2011 Teaks North 4 Jose Valdivia Jr. Justin Sallusto Jules Boutelle 1-1/8 1:46.39 $300,000 I
2010 Court Vision 5 Robby Albarado Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Resolute Group/WinStar Farm 1-1/8 1:46.84 $250,000 I
2009 Kip Deville 6 Cornelio Velásquez Richard E. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables et al. 1-1/8 1:45.70 $250,000 I
2008 Einstein 6 Jose Lezcano Helen Pitts Midnight Cry Stables 1-3/8 2:12.87 $250,000 I
2007 Jambalaya 5 Javier Castellano Catherine Day Phillips Todd & C. D. Phillips 1-3/8 2:12.28 $300,000 I
2006 Einstein 4 Rafael Bejarano Helen Pitts Midnight Cry Stables 1-7/16 2:23.91 $150,000 I
2005 Prince Arch 4 Brice Blanc Kenneth McPeek Ray Cottrell Sr. 1-3/8 2:11.44 $250,000 I
2004 Hard Buck 5 Edgar Prado Kenneth McPeek Team Victory I 1-3/8 2:11.56 $150,000 I
2003 Man from Wicklow 6 Jerry Bailey Richard Violette Jr. Richard A. Violette Jr. et al. 1-3/8 2:11.62 $200,000 I
2002 Cetewayo 8 Cornelio Velásquez Michael Dickinson John A. Chandler 1-3/8 2:17.44 $200,000 I
2001 Subtle Power 4 Pat Day William I. Mott The Thoroughbred Corp. 1-3/8 2:13.50 $100,000 I
2000 Royal Anthem 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott The Thoroughbred Corp. 1-3/8 2:11.34 $200,000 I
1999 Yagli 6 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1-3/8 2:10.73 $200,000 I
1998 Flag Down 8 José A. Santos Christophe Clement Allen E. Paulson 1-3/8 2:12.59 $200,000 I
1997 Lassigny 6 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Prince Sultan al Kabeer 1-3/8 2:11.33 $170,000 I
1996 Celtic Arms 5 Mike E. Smith Rodney Rash Gary A. Tanaka 1-3/8 2:13.90 $170,000 I
1995 Misil 7 José A. Santos Vittorio Caruso Scuderia Laghi 1-3/8 2:12.41 $160,000 I
1994 Strolling Along 4 Jerry Bailey C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1-1/4 2:05.01 $160,000 I
1993 Stagecraft 6 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Sheikh Mohammed 1-3/8 2:13.24 $160,000 I
1992 Passagere du Soir 5 Jerry Bailey Christophe Clement Paul de Moussac 1-3/8 2:15.71 $160,000 I
1991 Shy Tom 5 Craig Perret D. Wayne Lukas William T. Young 1-3/8 2:14.70 $160,000 I
1990 Youmadeyourpoint 4 Douglas Valiente Eugene Navarro Stanley M. Ersoff 1-1/16 1:39.60 $160,000 II
1989 Equalize 7 José A. Santos Angel Penna Sr. A. J. Menditeguy Stable 1-1/16 1:41.20 $160,000
1988 Salem Drive 6 Gene St. Leon Tom Skiffington Jr. Virginia Kraft Payson 1-1/16 1:40.60 $160,000
1987 Bolshoi Boy 4 Randy Romero Howard M. Tesher A. Belford/J. Greathouse Jr. 1-1/16 1:44.60 $135,000
1986 Sondrio 5 José A. Santos Howard M. Tesher Craig B. Singer 1-1/16 1:40.60 $135,000

See alsoEdit

Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap top three finishers
Gulfstream Park
Pegasus World Cup

ReferencesEdit