The 2021 Pegasus World Cup is slated to take place on January 23 in Hallandale Beach, Florida, at the prestigious Gulfstream Park. The beautiful oval with typically mild winter weather will play host to the fifth Pegasus World Cup, a $3 million contest, and its sister race, the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf. Both are Grade 1 events with fields of 12 runners.
Betting the Pegasus World Cup Online
Wondering how to bet the 2021 Pegasus World Cup online? The prepared bettor picks a racebook where they can bet the race online, especially since many people cannot make it to the racetrack in person. Many of these reviewed racebooks have money back specials, contests, or other guarantees to make sure your profit is stretched further. Not only have we reviewed several sportsbooks that will suit your needs, but we also have a betting guide. Select your favorite sportsbook, and then start betting the Pegasus World Cup with our free picks!
Pegasus World Cup Field 2021
The 2021 Pegasus World Cup field is 12 strong, with one alternate in case one of the 12 drops out. On January 20, the Pegasus World Cup post positions and the Pegasus World Cup morning line odds will be revealed. The field of 12 prospective runners is:
- Code of Honor
- Jesus’ Team
- Sleepy Eyes Todd
- Knicks Go
- Harpers First Ride
- Math Wizard
- Mr Freeze
- True Timber
- Independence Hall
- Kiss Today Goodbye
- Coastal Defense
The alternate is Idol, in case one of the other horses does not make it into the field.
Pegasus World Cup Handicapping
The most important thing about handicapping the Pegasus World Cup is to know the ins and outs of the best Pegasus World Cup contenders.
Mr Freeze was second in this race last year and is looking for redemption. He went on to win the Grade 2 Fayette at the prestigious Keeneland meet in October. Tax won Gulfstream Park’s Harlan’s Holiday (G3) very impressively, defeating several nice runners, and was one of the best horses of 2019. He already likes the track.
Code of Honor was a Grade 2 winner over the Gulfstream Park track in 2019 when he won the Fountain of Youth, a Kentucky Derby prep race. He had a rough 2020, running second as the favorite in the Grade 1 Clark and only winning a single Grade 3 race at Belmont Park. Code of Honor has been training very well and looks perfect schooling in the paddock at Gulfstream Park.
Sleepy Eyes Todd just keeps winning. He has won three of his last four starts and ran at nine different racetracks. He is so popular and durable, every racing fan loves this gray horse with the little-known connections. He would be a very popular winner.
Knicks Go won the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, just like the 2019 Pegasus World Cup winner City of Light did. He has never run this distance but is the likely Pegasus World Cup favorite. He was a good one at two, finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and winning a Grade 1 race, and had some time off after some bad races. Now he is a world-beater for trainer Brad Cox.
Math Wizard hasn’t won in a long time, but both he and Jesus’ Team are capable of running a big race. The latter took the Claiming Crown over this track and calls Florida home. Math Wizard is a Grade 1 winner, beating some good horses in his heyday.
And to learn about long-shot pick Kiss Today Goodbye, keep reading!
Free Pegasus World Cup Picks
A long shot horse that will be overlooked is Kiss Today Goodbye, who is coming off his career-best races. He has won two races in a row, including beating 2020 Pegasus World Cup winner Mucho Gusto in the Grade 2 San Antonio at Santa Anita. If you are looking for a price play, this is the horse to pick.
- $20 Win Kiss Today Goodbye
- $5 Win Place Show Code of Honor
- $2 Exacta Box Kiss Today Goodbye and Code of Honor
- $1 Trifecta Box Kiss Today Goodbye, Code of Honor, and Knicks Go
- $1 Superfecta Box Kiss Today Goodbye, Code of Honor, Knicks Go, and Jesus’ Team
Betting the Pegasus World Cup Turf
The $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) is just as important as the Pegasus World Cup itself. A field of 12 will go 1 3/16 miles on the turf course at Gulfstream Park, and there are plenty of classy horses in the race.
- $10 Win Anothertwistafate
- $5 Win/Place/Show Colonel Liam
- $2 Exacta Box Colonel Liam, Anothertwistafate
- $1 Trifecta Box Colonel Liam, Anothertwistafate, and Ride a Comet
- $1 Superfecta Box Colonel Liam, Anothertwistafate, Ride a Comet, and North Dakota
Pegasus World Cup Undercard Races
There are seven stakes races on Pegasus World Cup day! This makes for fantastic betting opportunities all day long. The races are as follows:
- $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) for fillies and mares
- $150,000 Marshua’s River (G3T) for fillies and mares
- $150,000 William L. McKnight (G3T)
- $125,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3)
- $125,000 La Prevoyante (G3T) for fillies and mares