The $9 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream is quickly becoming one of the sport’s major event days of the year. And what a perfect spot on the calendar — one week before the Super Bowl!
All four Virginia Bets OTBs (Breakers, Ponies & Pints, Buckets and The Windmill) will simulcast festivities from Gulfstream on Saturday January 26th. The Grade I, $9 Million Pegasus features some of the world’s best horses. Secondary featured stakes is the $7 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational. Gulfstream has 6 graded stakes on tap that day and 9 overall stakes.
Here’s the lineup:
*$9 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (Gr. I)
*$7 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Gr. I)
*$200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (Gr. 3)
*$200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (Gr. 3)
*$150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (Gr. 3)
*$150,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (Gr. 3)
*$150,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint
*$150,000 Ladies Turf Sprint
*$125,000 South Beach Stakes
Check back for updates on post times. If you want a reserved seat or table, check at each individual OTB for availability. The Richmond OTBs do have the hardcopy edition of the Daily Racing Form and Daily Racing Program on sale most days.
And, we’re really celebrating Pegasus Day at the Windmill OTB in Collinsville/Martinsville where the event is part of Customer Appreciation Weekend! On Friday January 25th, we’ll have a free appetizer buffet out from 4-7 PM as a thank you to the great support from horseplayers in both Virginia and North Carolina. We’ll also have free past performance programs that day and will have hourly prize drawings from 1-10 PM for a $50 betting voucher!
On Saturday — Pegasus Day — we’ll have a free “Pick The Horses” handicapping contest with $1,000 in cash up for grabs. And here’s the best part — we’ll have part of the first floor Ballroom set up as an auxiliary simulcast center on Saturday for players that want a quieter experience with more elbow room.