On January 27, Gulfstream Park in South Florida hosted the grandeur of 1/ST’s 2024 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat, an embodiment of Belinda Stronach’s initiative to transform Thoroughbred horse racing. Since its 2017 inception, the event has become one of the world’s richest races, drawing anticipation and international attention. The 2024 Pegasus World Cup further solidified its reputation as a pinnacle of luxury, entertainment, and competitive prowess, attracting a fashionable and global crowd. With 10,000 enthusiastic fans joining the gathering, an air of anticipation filled the atmosphere. Notable personalities, socialites, and passionate enthusiasts, dressed in their finest attire, had converged from near and far to witness this remarkable event, seamlessly blending the thrill with the elegance and excitement of a grand affair.

This year’s Pegasus World Cup celebrated the apex of horse racing, enticing celebrities, influencers, and prominent figures from various industries, including Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Rick Ross, Joakim Noah, Anuel AA, and Prince Royce, among others.

The competition on the track lived up to the event’s prestigious billing. National Treasure claimed victory in the $3 Million Pegasus World Cup (GI), presented by Baccarat, marking a thrilling highlight in a day filled with exceptional performances. Warm Heart’s win in the $1 Million Pegasus World Cup Turf (GI) presented by 1/ST BET and Didia‘s triumph in the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Filly & Mare Turf (G2) were testament to the depth of talent on display. A record-setting wager of $47 million emphasized the race’s global stature and the high stakes involved.

Beyond the races, the Carousel Club offered an immersive Miami experience, with  Palm Tree Crew and Groot Hospitality‘s LIV  curating an environment of elite entertainment and hospitality. Guests were treated to performances by Grammy award-winning DJ, Calvin Harris, alongside race-day entertainment from Tyson O’Brien and Xandra Pohl. The culinary offerings from Groot Hospitality’s Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club, and Gekkō, alongside themed bars and exclusive merchandise collaborations, added layers of luxury to the race day experience.

A notable addition to this year’s event was the Baccarat Garden at the Carousel Club, providing an exclusive enclave for guests to enjoy the races in unparalleled luxury. The area was marked by a striking rose gold sculpture, symbolizing the event’s elegant fusion of art and equestrian spirit. This piece, valued at $85,000, and the proceeds from its sale are dedicated to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, showcasing the event’s commitment to the legacy and welfare of the sport.

The 2024 Pegasus World Cup has once again elevated the standard for what a sporting event can be, blending high stakes racing with the luxury and excitement of a global entertainment spectacle. This event continues to affirm the timeless appeal and dynamic progression of horse racing.

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