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Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Pegasus World Cup to further increase in value

Arrogate: inaugural winner of the Pegasus World Cup
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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.

We're looking at a new structure - but you'll have to wait to find out!
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