How Horses Qualify For The Pegasus Cup

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The Pegasus World Cup is the richest horse race in the world. How can you get your horse qualified for this race? Pretty simple really. You have to purchase a position in the starting gate for $1 million. There are 12 horses in the race so the total gathered from the 12 entrants is $12 million. This money goes towards the prize fund.

The inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup in 2017 had a total prize pool of $12 million. This was funded through all the entrants. This year’s 2018 event is worth a mind boggling $16 million. Once again each owner who wants to qualify their horse has to stump up $1million each. The additional $4 million is going to be contributed by the founders of the race, the Stronach Group.

The list of owners who owned a starting position in 2017 are below:

  1. Adena Springs
  2. Starlight Pegasus Partners
  3. Ronald Frankel & Gerald Frankel
  4. Dan Schafer
  5. Mack, Fostock and Brown
  6. Reddam Racing LLC
  7. Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Randy Hill & E Young
  8. California Chrome
  9. Rosedown Racing Stables
  10. Ruis Racing LLC
  11. James Mcingvale

These owners can sell their starting gates to other owners if they don’t have a horse suitable for the race. This occurred in 2017 when the Coolmore associates did a deal with Juddmonte Farm so they could run Arrogate. This paid off well as Arrogate went on to win the race and bag the $7 million first prize. He did this en route to becoming the most winningest horse of all time.

It will be an intriguing few weeks leading up to this year’s renewal to see who will be nominated for the race this year.

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