Trainer William "Bill" Mott (L), owner Bruce Lunsford (C) and jockey Junior Alvarado of race winner Art Collector pose with Belinda Stronach (2nd L), Chairwoman, CEO & President of 1/ST, in the winner's circle at the 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat at Gulfstream Park on January 28, 2023 in Hallandale, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for 1/ST)"
On the last Saturday in January, 1/ST’s 2023 Pegasus World Cup presented by Baccarat was the place to be. Over 10,000 fans showed up at Gulfstream Park in South Florida to partake in the revelry trackside while watching the races between sips of libations and plenty of bites to choose from.
However, this was not your ordinary race day. Yes, the babes showed up showing off creative and colorful headgear and bright dresses and suits, de rigeuer for marquis horse races like Ascot and the Kentucky Derby. But the day here was done “Miami Style.” That means lots of liquor, VIP tables, and live entertainment with top performers and international DJ’s setting the tone for party people to vibe the day away.
This year, LIV with Palm Tree Crew curated the uniquely Miami experience at Gulfstream Park’s Carousel Club. Performances by OneRepublic and Kygo, as well as a surprise performance by Joe Jonas who performed “Dancing Feet” and the DNCE hit, “Cake By The Ocean” got the crowds bopping in front of the outdoor stage. Maluma celebrated his birthday at a VIP table filled with friends, as guests enjoyed liquid refreshments by Pepsi and Whispering Angel, plus cigars by Davidoff. Groot Hospitality restaurant pop-ups included Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club, and Gekkō.Additional notables in attendance were Venus Williams, Chantel Jeffries, Alix Earle, Bad Bunny, and more.
In conclusion, this female-operated racetrack run by head honcho, Belinda Stronach, Chairman, CEO & President of 1/ST, deserves a big round of applause. This Next-Gen proprietor put the sexy South Beach ambiance and attitude into the richest horse race in America at her Gulfstream Park-owned racetrack.
Photo Gallery:Blue Carpet at Pegasus World Cup
(Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for 1/ST)