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Racing and NFL won't touch down together as date for Pegasus World Cup revealed

Next year's running will take place a week before the Super Bowl in nearby Miami

Bricks And Mortar leads them home in the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Turf race, in which the Aidan O'Brien-trained Magic Wand (orange and blue cap) was second
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The 2020 Super Bowl will have the field to itself in Miami after it was revealed that the Pegasus World Cup would not be moved back a week to create a spectacular sporting weekend.

Holding the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, February 1, the day before the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami – about eight miles west of Gulfstream Park – had been under consideration, but an advertisement this week has given the date of the Pegasus World Cup as Saturday, January 25.

It also revealed that there would, as this year, be a dirt race worth $9 million and a turf contest worth $7m.

Next year will see the fourth running of the Pegasus World Cup dirt race and the second renewal of the turf contest.

The dirt race was worth $12m in its inaugural year, while last year it was the richest race on the planet when run for $16m. However, the Dubai World Cup regained the richest race crown this year when the organisers of the Gulfstream Park event opted to add a turf race and split the prize-money.

The new Saudi Cup, at $20m, is set to become the world's most valuable prize when run for the first time in Riyadh in February.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Magic Wand finished a close second to Bricks And Mortar in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup turf race this year, the winner being a possible opponent for Enable in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita in November.

Bricks And Mortar, however, is also vying for favouritism in the Mile with the O'Brien-trained Circus Maximus.

The Pegasus World Cup races won by Keeneland graduates featured within the Racing Post's Keeneland September Sale supplement which you can read by clicking here


Holding the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, February 1, the day before the Super Bowl, had been under consideration
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