The $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1), and $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) will headline the three most prestigious racing days during the 2022-2023 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park.
A total of 60 stakes, including 35 graded events, will be run for $13.6 million in purses during Gulfstream Park’s world-class winter meet that will get under way December 26 and will run through April 2. Gulfstream’s stakes schedule will include 31 stakes races across Gulfstream’s new turf course.
The Pegasus World Cup Invitational, a 1 1/8-mile event for 4-year-olds and up, will be renewed on a program with six graded stakes on Saturday, January 28. The Pegasus, won last year by Life Is Good over defending champion and 2021 Horse of the Year Knicks Go, will be supported by the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), a 1 1/8-mile stakes for 4-year-olds and up on turf, and the $500,000 Pegasus World Cup Filly & Mare Turf Invitational (G3), a 1 1/16-mile turf race for older fillies and mares.
Pegasus World Cup race day card will also include the $200,000 Inside Information (G2), a seven-furlong sprint for older fillies and mares, the $200,000 W. L. McKnight (G3), a 1 ½-mile turf race for 4-year-olds and up, the $150,000 La Prevoyante (G3) a 1 ½-mile turf event for older fillies and mares, the $150,000 Fred Hooper (G3), a mile stakes for older horses, and the $100,000 Carousel Club, a mile-and-70-yard overnight handicap for 4-year-olds and up on Tapeta.
“This year’s Championship Meet will continue Gulfstream’s tradition of hosting many of the top horses, horsemen and women, jockeys from around the world, and some of the sport’s most spectacular events,” said Aidan Butler, 1/ST RACING. “With races like the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Florida Derby, Fountain of Youth and Gulfstream Park Oaks – along with the opening of Gulfstream’s new world-class turf course – we believe this winter season will be one of the sport’s most anticipated and popular meets.”