Monday, January 21, 2019

Draw for Pegasus Posts at 11:30 a,m.Tuesday

The post position draw will be held at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday for Saturday's running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational  (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park.

The draw will be held at Gulfstream, in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and is by invitation only. It will be streamed live at

This will be the third running of the Pegasus, the world's richest horse race.  It is 1-1/8 miles on dirt for 4-year-olds and up.

Gulfstream will have twelve races on its Saturday card, with first post of 11:30 a.m. Eastern  The Pegasus is the 12th race with scheduled post at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. 

On Tuesday afternoon, Gulfstream also will put out entries and post positions for Saturday's other eleven races.  That will include the first running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Grade 1), at 1-1/8 miles for 4-year-olds and up.

Seven of the day's other ten races are stakes.

HorseRacingFLA will have coverage of the draw and other Pegasus news on Tuesday afternoon.

We will be at Gulfstream on Saturday for coverage with photos and stories. 

It is almost certain that the on-dirt Pegasus will have a full field of twelve entrants.

The likely entrants are Accelerate, Audible, Bravazo, City of Light, Gunnevera, Imperative, Kukulkan, Patternrecognition, Seeking the Soul, Something Awesome, Tom's D'etat and True Timber. 

We will have profiles of top contenders beginning Tuesday afternoon.

* General admission on Saturday is $60 per person, and Gulfstream has several more expensive packages that include food and seating.

Details can be found on the Gulfstream Web site. Purchases can be made online, or on Saturday at the track.

Parking is $30 in advance and $20 on Saturday.

*The NBC over-the-air network will have live Pegasus coverage between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.

*Tampa Bay Downs will have coverage of the Pegasus and all other Gulfstream races on Saturday.

So will most other Florida pari-mutuels. Call or visit their Web sites to find out.
- Jim Freer

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