Arrogate Vs California Chrome Pegasus World Cup Invitational
The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is shaping up as a match race between Arrogate and California Chrome.
Arrogate and California Chrome met in November in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 1 1/4 miles where Arrogate dominated, the rematch will be in the innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational 1 1/8 miles on the dirt, the distance will suit California Chrome but Arrogate would start favorite.
Arrogate has been clocking better times on race day than California Chrome over the past year California Chrome is now approaching 6 and is ready for a life at stud in Kentucky on Taylor Made Farms, Arrogate is a baby by comparison and that alone will make the difference on race day.
Regardless of the outcome California Chrome will remain one of History;s great horses.
The $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational – the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race! The vision of Mr. Frank Stronach, Founder and Honorary Chairman of The Stronach Group and Ms. Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President; this race is poised to take its place as the world’s premier thoroughbred racing event, featuring music and entertainment, incredible VIP and guest experiences, exceptional food, chic fashion and live racing.
The Pegasus World Cup Invitational is poised to take its place on the annual racing calendar as the premier event featuring music and entertainment, incredible VIP and guest experiences, exceptional food and fashion and of course live racing.
The inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be held at The Stronach Group’s premier destination, Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 and will surpass the Dubai Cup as the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race. This is a first of its kind event designed to promote the sport while creating lucrative opportunities for thoroughbred owners and exciting new ways to engage fans via robust social media, technology and on-track experiences.
The innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational, to be contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt, is restricted to 12 horses. Twelve owners have reserved a spot in the starting gate for $1 million USD. They can race, lease, share a starter, or sell their place in the gate. The owners will share equally in the net income from betting, media rights and sponsorships. The winner of the race will earn a world-record $7 million USD.
The Stronach Group will partner with NBC to live broadcast The Pegasus World Cup Invitational from 4:30-6:00pm EST on NBC’s main network to millions of viewers across the United States and Canada. The Stronach Group has also entered into a partnership with Henry Birtles Associates to distribute the international television rights to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational to bring this exciting event to a worldwide audience. You can wager on the $12 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Xpressbet.com, the official wagering platform of The Pegasus World Cup Invitational.