Pegasus World Cup to further increase in value
The world's richest race, the Pegasus World Cup, is about to become even more valuable.
Speaking at Friday's Darley Awards in Hollywood, Keith Brackpool of the Stronach Group revealed prize-money for the $12 million contest, held at Gulfstream Park, would be increased.
The inaugural running of the Pegasus was won decisively by Arrogate, who went on to wow spectators with a stunning last-to-first victory in the Dubai World Cup, further cementing his status as the best racehorse in the world.
"Arrogate is certainly up there [with the all-time greats on dirt]," Brackpool said. "What he did in Dubai was amazing. I thought he was so far behind no horse could win from that position."
When questioned whether it was a concern such a dominant horse would deter other owners from entering the Pegasus Brackpool said the entry structure - which was previously a flat fee of $1 million a runner - could be changed.
"We're looking at a new structure - but you'll have to wait to find out!"
Full details regarding prize-money and entry fees will be revealed by the Stronach Group in the coming weeks.