Decmber 03, 2020
Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series
The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series is returning to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Launched in 2017 as part of 1/ST’s mission to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, the $4 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series has captured the attention of the racing industry, celebrities, and fans from around the world and has cemented itself as a premier event on the racing calendar.
What: Pegasus Swan Garden at the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series
Where: Gulfstream Park (901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009)
When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
The Food: The 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will feature an exclusive pop-up by Swan with food curated by David Grutman's Groot Hospitality. The VIP experience will feature passed dishes from all of Groot's famed venues including Swan (Lobster Cavatelli, Mushroom Truffle Risotto), Komodo (Truffle Honey Salmon, Spicy Yellowtail Roll), and Papi Steak (Pastrami House Mustards, Striploin with Papi Sauce). The Pegasus Swan Garden will also include a special preview of Groot’s newest concepts that are set to open in early 2021, including Winkers (WinkRib Sliders, Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls), SFC (Chicken Popcorn Bites, Sesame Soba Noodles), and, Toothfairy (Oatmeal Cream Pie, Cosmic Brownie).
The Drinks: The signature Pegasus World Cup cocktails include the Pink Jockey (Tito’s Vodka, Fresh Lemonade, Raspberry Puree, Ginger Beer) and the Pegasus Paloma (Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Grapefruit Soda). Photos HERE.
The Vibe: Located trackside, the Pegasus Swan Garden pop-up will exude a “Tulum meets Swan” vibe complete with modern design, natural touches, rich velvets, strong tropical prints, elevated lighting and live greenery.
The Music: DJ KISS, a highly sought after DJ, host, and influencer, is known for her love of fashion and beauty as much as she is for her undeniable musical talent. DJ Kiss regularly performs at high-profile celebrity events around the country, having toured with Oprah Winfrey as the official DJ on her 8-city stadium tour, “The Life You Want Weekend,” and was one of Prince’s go-to DJs.
The Race: A Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade 1 (G1) stakes races, the 2021 Pegasus World Cup will feature a combined $4 million purse. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles, offers a $3 million total purse. The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), run on the turf at 1 3/16 miles, offers a $1 million purse. 1/ST entirely provides the $4 million total purse contribution. Adding to the excitement of this year’s event, the winner of the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational will win automatic entry into the $20 million Saudi Cup.
The Trophy: Designed by Baccarat, the leader in high-end and exclusive crystal products, the 2021 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series Trophies - in clear and black crystal - are ultimate symbols of elegance, mystery, power and luxury. Inspired by Greek mythology and embodying the expertise of Baccarat, Pegasus' movement and exceptional size are masterfully captured and originate from a single block of crystal. Cut by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France for 90 hours, this sculpture created by Allison Hawkes represents a real technical feat. Struck by light, the sculpted material reveals the muscles of the prancing Thoroughbred. The Clear Pegasus, valued at $34,500, will be presented to the winner of the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). The Black Pegasus, valued at $42,500, will be presented to the winner of the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).
The Safety: Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, 1/ST has developed and implemented industry-leading COVID-19 safety measures at its tracks and facilities across the United States. The 2021 Pegasus World Cup will implement strict social distancing protocols and new health and safety guidelines for riders and spectators. On-premise attendance for this year’s event has been reduced to 20% to allow all guests to socially distance accordingly. Thermal sensing cameras at all entrances check guest temperatures, and masks are required. Cleaning protocols provide regular sanitizing of public spaces, and cashless wagering via 1/ST BET eliminates handling of currency. For more information on the health and safety measures for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, please visit https://www.pegasusworldcup.com/health-safety/.
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