2020 Pegasus World Cup: 4 Reserved Runners Can Be Game Changers

Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup brings together the top handicap horses battling for a $3 million purse. (Photo credit: Gulfstream Park).

The Pegasus World Cup will celebrate its 4th season on January 25, 2020, at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, Florida. It is one of the world’s silk-stocking horse racing showdowns with a purse prize of $3 million dollars.

Since the Pegasus World Cup is an invitational racing show, the Stronach Group only invites the best Thoroughbreds to race on the dirt track. There are 17 official invitees that were already named to compete at Gulfstream Park in the next two weeks.

Thirteen of these invitees were the strongest Thoroughbreds who appealed so much to the horse racing community and the Pegasus organization itself. The remaining four are reserved runners that can also partake in the tournament.

While the hype for the 2020 Pegasus continues to get stronger for famous horse entrants, let’s not forget the reserved invitees who have strong records that can get the better of other favorites. Let’s get to know these four reserve runners that can be game-changers and can slay a performance that will make Pegasus World Cup the talk of the town all year round.

Diamond Oops

The Pegasus betting tips that you have followed this year might be altered as Diamond Oops takes a chance to be included in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Turf’s list. This horse has an impressive records.

He won his debut run at Gulfstream Park during the Kiss A Native Stakes held in 2017. He also joined the Saratoga Stakes. Unfortunately, he failed to win the crown. Although he wasn’t able to succeed in Saratoga, he did well in Buffalo Man Stakes on the same dirt track. Besides, his other placements include Jaipur Stakes, Belmont Park, Kneeland, Shadwell Turf Mile, and Crystal River Stakes.

Mucho Gusto

Aside from Roadster, Bob Baffert has another entry for the 2020 Pegasus World Cup by the name of Mucho Gusto. He is also one of the most popular racers in the horse racing history who happens to be a reserve runner for the Pegasus this year. Like Diamond Oops, Mucho Gusto also possesses a colorful horse racing career.

Throughout Mucho Gusto’s racing career, he recorded at least five wins and four placements. It is a 9/10 success rate, which might help him to cross the bridge when he ran for the Pegasus. His recent achievements include placing third in the Runhappy Travers Stakes last August 24, 2019, in Saratoga racecourse.

True Timber

True Timber is another reserve runner for the 2020 Pegasus World Cup. He is trained by Kiaran P. McLaughlin and owned by Calumet Farm. His racing records can ultimately challenge all the participants and might also possibly be the winner if he can maintain his excellent condition before the tournament starts.

His recent achievements include a third-placer in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Last October 26, 2019, True Timber joined the Bold Ruler Stakes, where he also placed third. Finally, he also took the same achievement when he joined the Kelso Handicap last September 21, 2019.

War Story

War Story takes the final spot for the reserved invitees to run in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup. He is one of the horse racers that did so well in the Graded Stakes during his first run. By the time he joined the International Risen competition, he had failed to clinch the title.

However, his team didn’t give up and run in the Louisiana Derby, finishing third place. Because of their strong determination, he was able to earn a ticket and run in the Kentucky Derby last year. These are the primary reasons why he gets invited for the Pegasus World Cup this year as his racing records can totally match other racers on the line.


As the 2020 Pegasus World Cup comes near, every bettor and horse racing fans are now ready to witness this grand event. Some are excited to see a thrilling horse racing show as Pegasus only allows the best racers to run on the dirt track.

Like any other type of horse racing, the winner will not be announced until the event will end. That said if you would like to bet for the Pegasus, try to consider wagering for the reserved runners listed above as they might change the whole betting odds during the Pegasus World Cup this year.


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4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
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