The Pegasus to be worth record $16 million

ThePegasustobeworthrecord$16million

April6,20179:15am。

byAAP

Theworldsrichesthorseracejustgotricher,withorganisersannouncinga$US16million($A21。

13million)purseforthe2018PegasusWorldCupInvitationalinFlorida。

TheinauguralraceinJanuarywasworth$12million,eclipsingthe$10milliononofferattheDubaiWorldCup。

DubairulerSheikhMohammedbinRashidal-MaktoumrecentlytoldCNNhewantedtheDubairacetoregainitsstatusastherichestrace。

The2017PegasusWorldCupInvitationalsurpassedourexpectationsandwebelievetookthesportofthoroughbredracingtoanexcitingnewlevel,BelindaStronach,presidentoftheStronachGroup,said。

AmericancoltArrogateisthereigningchampionofbothraces。

HewonthePegasusWorldCupatGulfstreamParkinHallandaleBeachonJanuary28,beforetakingtheDubaiWorldCuponMarch25。

TheFloridaevent,thebrainchildofbusinessmanFrankStronach,isfundedlargelybya$1millionentryfeepaidbytheconnectionsofeachofthe12startinghorses。