Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

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Contested over a distance of 1m1f is the Pegasus World Cup Turf which is scheduled to take place at Gulfstream Park. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Pegasus World Cup Turf.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview

Scheduled to take place in January of each year at the Gulfstream Park racecourse is the Pegasus World Cup Turf, a race that was established two years after the dirt equivalent in 2019, the race is open to runners aged four or older and is run on the turf over a distance of one mile, one and a half furlongs.

The race replaced the Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes, a race that carried a purse of $300k on its final renewal, the first-ever Pegasus World Cup Turf in 2019 which was won by Bricks and Mortar has a purse of $6.7m but that dropped just below the $1m mark for both the 2020 & 2021 renewals but has now settled as a $1m purse.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Gulfstream Park then head over to the Gulfstream Park tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races at Gulfstream Park Racecourse section for links to these.

How competitive is the Pegasus World Cup Turf market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 6 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2024 when the race had an over-round of 122%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 123%, whilst on average over the last 6 renewals of the Pegasus World Cup Turf, the over-round has been 122%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £122 which is bet.

Pegasus World Cup Turf Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 6 if you had followed the winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 5 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -0.00. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Pegasus World Cup Turf see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

When looking over the past 6 renewals, a time of 1:44.45 was set by Warm Heart in 2024, which is the quickest time over that period, the runner was trained by A P O'Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore. The slowest winning time was set in 2019 when Bricks And Mortar won in a time of 1:54.59, booked to ride was Irad Ortiz Jr on this Chad C Brown trained runner.

These are the top three quickest-run Pegasus World Cup Turf over the last 6 renewals:

  1. Warm Heart (1:44.45) in 2024
  2. Atone (1:46.19) in 2023
  3. Colonel Liam (1:47.48) in 2022

Pegasus World Cup Turf Past Winners

Here are the Pegasus World Cup Turf past winners for the last 6 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Pegasus World Cup Turf as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
2024
1:44.45
Warm Heart (IRE)
4yo 8-6 (9 of 12) 12/5
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2023
1:46.19
Atone (USA)
6yo 8-11 (3 of 12) 19/5
Irad Ortiz Jr
Michael J Maker (USA)
2022
1:47.48
Colonel Liam (USA)
5yo 8-11 (6 of 12) 8/5F
Irad Ortiz Jr
Todd Pletcher (USA)
2021
1:53.09
Colonel Liam (USA)
4yo 8-11 (5 of 12) 5/2F
Irad Ortiz Jr
Todd Pletcher (USA)
2020
1:51.60
Zulu Alpha (USA)
7yo 8-12 (1 of 12) 118/10
Tyler Gaffalione
Michael J Maker (USA)
2019
1:54.59
Bricks And Mortar (USA)
5yo 8-12 (7 of 10) 14/5
Irad Ortiz Jr
Chad C Brown (USA)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Pegasus World Cup Turf have been based:

  • USA: 5 winners with an additional 10 placings from 61 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 2 placings from 3 runners
  • CAN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 5 runners
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Pegasus World Cup Turf Trainer Statistics

There are two leading trainers in the Pegasus World Cup Turf over the last 6 renewals with both Michael J Maker and Todd Pletcher who have both won the race two times. Michael J Maker winners have been with Zulu Alpha (2020) and Atone (2023). Todd Pletcher winners have been with Colonel Liam (2021 & 2022).

Here are some of the top Pegasus World Cup Turf trainer statistics over the last 6 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Michael J Maker11-2-3+6.60+2.26
Todd Pletcher8-2-4-1.90-1.76
Chad C Brown7-1-3-3.20-0.86
A P O'Brien3-1-3+0.40+1.75
Claude R McGaughey III3-0-0-3.00-3.00
Michael Stidham2-0-1-2.00+3.20
H Graham Motion2-0-1-2.00+0.90
William Mott2-0-0-2.00-2.00
Richard Baltas2-0-0-2.00-2.00
Roger L Attfield2-0-0-2.00-2.00

Pegasus World Cup Turf Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Pegasus World Cup Turf over the last 6 renewals is Irad Ortiz Jr who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Bricks And Mortar (2019), Colonel Liam (2021 & 2022) and Atone (2023).

Here are some of the top Pegasus World Cup Turf jockey statistics over the last 6 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Irad Ortiz Jr6-4-6+8.70+7.88
Tyler Gaffalione6-1-2+6.80+3.98
Ryan Moore2-1-2+1.40+1.31
Jose L Ortiz6-0-0-6.00-6.00
Javier Castellano5-0-1-5.00-4.13
Luis Saez5-0-1-5.00-4.14
Joel Rosario5-0-0-5.00-5.00
Frankie Dettori4-0-2-4.00+2.63
Paco Lopez3-0-2-3.00+0.82
Flavien Prat3-0-0-3.00-3.00

Pegasus World Cup Turf Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 3+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +15.10 is when runners had 2 career wins at the track. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Class 1 (G2) last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-32.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 9 (4,12) [12 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 3 (9,7) [12 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 6 (12,1) [12 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 5 (6,9) [12 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 1 (12,6) [12 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Pegasus World Cup Turf is Gulfstream Park, there has been a total number of 2 winners of this race who ran at Gulfstream Park last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 5 winners from a total of 64 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 6 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Pegasus World Cup Turf, that stallion Liams Map has produced 2 winners (2022,2021).

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Pegasus World Cup Turf, that stallion is English Channel who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 6 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Zulu Alpha in 2020, winning for Michael J Maker at odds of 118/10 under the guidance of Tyler Gaffalione. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 6 renewals there have been 2 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters. All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Pegasus World Cup Turf Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for International racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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