The 2019 Pegasus World Cup is but days away and online horse betting players can’t help but drool over this year’s matchup. This is because the Pegasus World Cup will be headlined by a riveting showdown between two of the most eye-catching winner from last year’s Breeders Cup. Specifically, this weekend’s Pegasus World Cup, which boasts a $9 million purse, will pit Breeders’ Cup winner Accelerate against none other than City of Light, who came up big time in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. Without a doubt, this one of the best racebook matchups punters could have asked for.
Who’s in the 2019 Pegasus World Cup
All in all, the 2019 Pegasus World Cup will feature the aforementioned two West Coast rivals, in addition to 10 other competitors. The winner walks away with a mouth-watering $4 million check, which should more than cover the pricey $500,000 entry fee. But the winner won’t be the only one walking away with a smile, due to the gargantuan Breeders Cup betting implications this Saturday’s event will have. Not only that, there’s also a heap of online horse betting predictions to be made off of this weekend’s Pegasus World Cup.
2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Rundown
Online horse betting punters who have followed the Pegasus World Cup in past years may be wondering why the total purse has been brought down from the $12 million total we saw in 2017 and the subsequent $16 million figure we saw in 2018. After all, this year’s $9 milling payout is a bet of a step down. While this is a letdown, it’s nevertheless what competitors will have to deal with. In addition to the aforementioned $4 million first place prize, second place winner will receive a $1.4 million payout while third will rack up $900,000. On top of that, completing the superfecta will award the horse $700,000 and a 5th place finish will rake in $550,00. Furthermore, 6th through 9th place finishers will each collect $250,000 while 10-12th place finishers will net $200,00. All in all this leaves owners facing a risk of $300,000 when entering this event.
Stats to Consider
Some interesting tidbits about the Pegasus World Cup include the fact that no 3-year old has taken part in the event. This is somewhat surprising, as they would be apt to take advantage of the 16 lb. weight break from the 124 lbs. that are carried by the 4 or older steeds. Additionally, no one competing in this year’s event will compete without Lasix, which could end up providing a surplus 7 lb. weight break.
Punters looking to catch the action can do so by tuning into NBC Sports’ coverage this weekend. The coverage will commence at 4:30 pm ET with the main event kicking off around 5:30 pm.
2019 Pegasus World Cup Betting Lineup
|3||City of Light||McCarthy||Castellano||5-2|
|4||Seeking the Soul||Stewart||Velazquez||12-1|
|6||Tom’s d’Etat||Stall, Jr.||Bridgmohan||20-1|