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Pegasus Turf Invitational Race Facts

  • 2021 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
  • 2021 Purse: $1 million
  • 2021 Race Date: Saturday, January 23
  • Post Time: 4:59 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: NBC (coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. ET)

2021 Pegasus Turf Invitational Morning Line Odds & Entries

POSTHORSEML ODDSJOCKEY / TRAINER
1Next Shares20-1Drayden Van Dyke / Richard Baltas
2Breaking the Rules10-1John Velazquez / Shug McGaughey
3Storm the Court12-1Julien Leparoux / Peter Eurton
4North Dakota10-1Jose Ortiz / Shug McGaughey
5Colonel Liam7-2Irad Ortiz Jr / Todd Pletcher
6Largent9-2Paco Lopez / Todd Pletcher
7Aquaphobia20-1Joe Bravo / Mike Maker
8Anothertwistafate5-1Joel Rosario / Peter Miller
9Cross Border15-1Tyler Gaffalione / Mike Maker
10Pixelate15-1Edgard Zayas / Michael Stidham
11Say the Word6-1Flavien Prat / Philip DÂ’Amato
12Social Paranoia8-1Luis Saez / Todd Pletcher

2020 Pegasus Turf Invitational Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE / SHOW
1Zulu AlphaT. Gaffalione / M. Maker$25.60 / $11.40 / $7.60
12Magic Wand (IRE)R. Moore / A. O'Brien$5.40 / $3.80
6Instilled RegardI. Ortiz, Jr. / C. Brown$6.60
11Sacred Life (FR)J. Ortiz / C. Brown
2ArklowL. Saez / B. Cox
4Sadler's JoyJ. Castellano / T. Albertrani
8Henley's JoyJ. Leparoux / M. Maker
7Admission OfficeF. Prat / B. Lynch
10Mo ForzaJ. Rosario / P. Miller
5Channel CatJ. Velazquez / T. Pletcher
3Without Parole (GB)L. Dettori / C. Brown
9Next SharesJ. Valdivia, Jr. / R. Baltas

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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.