On Saturday, January 25th, the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series took place at Gulfstream Park where spectators enjoyed a full day of Thoroughbred horse racing, fashion, celebrity and entertainment. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Jake Paul, Zion, Alec Monopoly, Cedric Gervais, Dave Portnoy and Miami Heat’s Kelly Olynyk & Justise Winslow mingled with 1/ST Chairman and President Belinda Stronach, Nikki Walker, DJ Frank Walker among others in David Grutman’s Pegasus LIV Stretch Village. Performances by Nelly and T-Pain, plus DJs Cassidy and Martin 2 Smoove entertained the crowd who witnessed favorite Mucho Gusto ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. take home the $3 million purse in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational. Zulu Alpha ridden by Tyler Gaffalione took home the $1 million purse in 2020 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational.
New this year was @TheNaughtyFork tasting village by Forbes 30-under-30 influencer Samantha Schnur, plus the first-ever Runway on The Rail Style Competition crowing the 2020 Pegasus World Cup “Style Icon” in partnership with Neiman Marcus, Shapoh.com & Nini Jewels. Entrants to Runway on The Rail walked the runway in their race day finest as NBC 6’s Kelly Blanco, Hadley Henriette of Neiman Marcus & Suzy Buckley Woodward of Shapoh.com judged the looks among those looking to be the “Pegasus World CupStyle Icon.” Contestants vied to win a Nini Jewels Aya Starfish diamond ring (retail value of $18,000), a lavish shopping spree courtesy of Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour (retail value of $1,500), and a VIP experience to the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series.
The 2020 Pegasus World Cup Style Icon Winner, Miami’s Lauren Coleman stole the show, wowing judges in a stunning Zimmerman floral dress and brimmed cream fascinator by Shapoh.com. Runner up Michael Brown, dapper in a pink suit won a VIP experience to next year’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series. In third place was Miami local Carol Iacovelli in an ice blue Chanel boucle outfit topped with a matching fascinator by Shapoh.com. 1/ST Vice President of Communications, Tiffani Steer crowned the winners and thanked the crowd. Afterwards, the fashionable ladies made their way to Gulfstream Park’s Flamingo Room and sipped on La Fête du Rosé and culinary offerings from Groot Hospitality eateries Komodo, Swan, Bar Bevy, Papi Steak and more.