Pegasus World Cup Field, Odds And 2023 Race Day Picks At Gulfstream
The first big racing day of 2023 is Saturday, Jan. 28 and features the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park. South Florida’s leading luxury sports and lifestyle event of the year has helped energize and modernize the sport of horse racing for a new generation of fans. Now in it’s seventh year, the Pegasus World Cup sets the stage with NBC Sports broadcasting the coverage 4:30- 6:00 p.m. ET for Race 12 and 13 – the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational and $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
Both races are for older horses at 1 1/8 miles, and Pegasus World Cup day features seven graded stakes on the 13 race card as the biggest racing day of the Gulfstream Championship Meet.
FanDuel Racing provides a collection of promotions, tips and helpful content to get you out of the gate and into the winners circle for the biggest racing days and events including the Pegasus World Cup. Popular Gulfstream track announcer Pete Aiello will call the races and Pegasus World Cup.
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Field and Odds
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With pari-mutuel wagering, the odds are not fixed and rather are determined by the amount bet on each number and horse. The opening odds change on race day as bets are placed, so there is an opportunity to leverage your opinion against the odds.
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Check out the Pegasus World Cup Betting Guide for stats, tips and picks on the biggest race, along with added news from TVG and FanDuel racing at Gulfstream Park.
While favorites with pari-mutuel post time odds from 4/5 to 7/2 have dominated and won the first six editions of the Pegasus World Cup, O’Connor (10/1) is a dark horse that could break that trend or hit the board for an in-the-money finish and bigger payoff in the exacta and trifecta pools.
The galloping gray White Abarrio (10/1) is another longshot to watch and wager on to win and hit the board with top jockey Tyler Gaffalione riding. White Abarrio won the 2022 Grade 1 Florida Derby the last time he raced at Gulfstream Park. White Abarrio also finished a very close third in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile last month behind runner-up Get Her Number (15/1), who is ridden by the Gulfstream Championship Meet’s co-leading jockey Luis Saez.
Pegasus World Cup Turf Field and Odds
City Man (4/1) is a top contender and pick of Horse Racing Nation in the Pegasus Turf. He’s a son of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man. City Man has won three straight races including the Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream last month in front of runner-up Decorated Invader (15/1) and fifth place finisher Good Governance (15/1). The favorite Ivar (5/2) has a pair of Grade 1 runner-up finishes on the turf in two of his last three races, and finished fourth last race on the dirt in the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile in November.
Cyberknife will make his first and only start as a 4-year-old in the Pegasus World Cup as the morning line favorite. He will head to stud duty after the race. Cyberknife is a son of the great Gun Runner, who closed his Hall of Fame career with five straight Grade 1 wins including the 2018 Pegasus World Cup in his final race.
But Cyberknife’s trainer Brad Cox is one of many trainers that has been accused of drugging horses and served a suspension last year, along with Defunded (6/1) trainer Bob Baffert for his disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit. That’s not good for the sport and makes wagering and winning on horse racing a more difficult endeavor.
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