NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the second annual running of the record-setting $16 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational on January 27, 2018. The world’s richest thoroughbred horse race will return to The Stronach Group’s Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
Following the success of the 2017 inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, The Stronach Group will contribute $4 million USD to enhance the purse from $12 million USD to an unprecedented $16 million USD. The enhanced purse reflects The Stronach Group’s ongoing commitment to modernizing and elevating the sport of horse racing for the next generation of fans, while providing lucrative opportunities for both domestic and international thoroughbred owners.
NBC will air a live 90-minute telecast from Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 27, 2018. All coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
“The Stronach Group is thrilled to be partnering with NBC to bring the 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational to fans across the United States,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President, The Stronach Group. “We believe NBC delivers North America’s best horse racing content and we look forward to collaborating to showcase this unforgettable entertainment experience.”
“We are excited to partner with The Stronach Group to kick off our 2018 horse racing coverage with the second running of the world’s richest race,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports Group. “Arrogate’s dominant victory in the inaugural race this past January was thrilling for those watching in person at Gulfstream and on the NBC telecast.”
The innovative Pegasus World Cup Invitational is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt and is restricted to twelve horses. The Stronach Group has reserved spots for twelve stakeholders at the starting gate for $1 million USD. Stakeholders may race, lease, share a starter, or sell their place in the gate with the first place winner earning $7 million USD.
Follow all of the excitement and details of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational at pegasusworldcup.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @pegasusworldcup.