HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational will return to Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27, the track announced Thursday as part of the unveiling of its 2023-24 Championship Meet schedule.
The meet starts Dec. 1 and ends March 31, with 68 stakes races worth a combined $14.875 million.
The Pegasus is typically the third-richest race in U.S. racing, topped by only the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf. It is tied with the Kentucky Derby in terms of purse. Art Collector won the 2023 Pegasus, ensuring it will finish among the leading money winners this year.
That day at Gulfstream will also include the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational and $500,000 Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf.
Other key dates at Gulfstream in the coming season include four prep races for 3-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail — the Florida Derby on March 30, the Fountain of Youth on March 2, the Holy Bull on Feb. 3 and the Mucho Macho Man on Jan. 1.