FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 27th, 2022
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS $4.5 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATIONAL SERIES THIS SAT., JAN. 29 LIVE AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Host Ahmed Fareed Joined by Jerry Bailey, Britney Eurton, Matt Bernier, and Nick Luck
Coverage Streams on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 27, 2022 – NBC Sports presents horse racing’s first major event of the year, the $4.5 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida this Saturday, Jan. 29, live at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
The 2022 Pegasus World Cup features reigning champion and 2021 Eclipse Award Horse of the Year finalist Knicks Go. Also expected to compete in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) are Big Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) champion Life Is Good and 2019 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston.
Colonel Liam, last year’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf winner, will look to defend his title against a field that includes Man o’ War Stakes (G1) winner Channel Cat and Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1) champion Hit the Road.
In its sixth year, the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series will include the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), to be contested by the expected nine-horse field on the dirt at 1-1/8 miles, and the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). NBC Sports will also present highlights of the inaugural Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf (G3), which will run earlier in the day on Saturday, during the show. The Pegasus World Cup, which is known for world class racing, features a special race day that combines the fusion of celebrity attendees, fashion, and live performances.
Ahmed Fareed hosts Saturday’s coverage alongside Hall of Fame jockey and analyst Jerry Bailey, reporters Britney Eurton and Nick Luck, and analyst/handicapper Matt Bernier from on-site at Gulfstream Park.
NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM channel 85 will carry live coverage of the event.
In addition to Peacock, all NBC coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC SPORTS AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.
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