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Pegasus Turf Invitational Race Facts

  • 2022 Location: Gulfstream Park – Hallandale Beach, Florida
  • Inaugural Race: 1986 (as Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap)
  • Distance: 1 3/16 miles
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Four-year-olds and up
  • 2022 Purse: $1 million
  • 2022 Race Date: Saturday, January 29
  • Post Time: 4:49p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: NBC (coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. ET)

2022 Pegasus Turf Invitational Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
6Colonel LiamI. Ortiz, Jr. / T. Pletcher$5.20 / $3.60 / $3.00
12Never SurprisedL. Saez / T. Pletcher$5.20 / $4.20
1Space TravellerJ. Spencer / B. Walsh$6.20
2AtoneJ. Castellano / M. Maker
11Cross BorderR. Gutierrez / M. Maker
8Sacred LifeJ. Ortiz / C. Brown
7DoswellJ. Alvarado / B. Tagg
5Hit The RoadT. Gaffalione / D. Blacker
10Channel CatJ. Rosario / J. Sisterson
9Field PassU. Rispoli / M. Maker
4March to the ArchE. Gonzalez / M. Casse
3FlaviusP. Lopez / M. Maker

Exotic Wager Payout:

  • $1.00 Exacta (6-12): $13.50
  • $0.50 Trifecta (6-12-1): $70.90
  • $0.10 Superfecta (6-12-1-2): $83.44

Watch the 2022 Pegasus Turf Invitational

Pegasus Turf Invitational History

Founded in 1986 as the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, this annual race was run at a distance of 1 and 1/16 miles until 1990. From 1991 to 2008, the race was lengthened to 11 furlongs (or 1 and 3/8 miles). During those years numerous race records were set that still stand today including the following:

  • Most wins: 2 – Einstein (2006, 2008)
  • Most wins by a jockey: 7 – Jerry Bailey (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003)
  • Most wins by a trainer: 5 – Bill Mott (1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001)

In 2009, the race distance was reduced to 9 furlongs. In 2019, the race evolved into the Pegasus World Cup Turf Stakes, with each entrant having to pay a $500k entry fee along with an extra $1 million from the race organizer. The total purse for that 2019 race was a whopping $7 million with the winner taking home $3 million. In 2020, the race (along with the main Pegasus World Cup race on dirt) adopted an invitational format with no entry fees and a purse that was limited to the organizer contribution.