The 2023 Pegasus World Cup (official website) takes place this Saturday, January 28th at Gulfstream Park in Florida. This years prize pool has remained at $3 million with no entry fee. The Pegasus World Cup is no longer the richest horse race in the world like it was in 2017 & 2018, but it’s still a prestigious race with a large purse that will entice the top horses in the world to participate.
Cyberknife, Proxy, Skippylongstocking, and Defunded are the four top contenders heading into this years race according to the morning line odds.
This is a massive race that brings eyes back to horse racing a few months after the Breeders’ Cup. I know a lot of people are excited to get back to betting on horses this season. Below I’ve outlined the early odds for the race and also provided a quick 3 step guide for Canadians to get your Pegasus World Cup bets in this year.
2023 Pegasus World Cup Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds for the race (and post positions):
- Proxy 9-2
- Simplification 15-1
- Riding with Biden 20-1
- White Abarrio 10-1
- Defunded 6-1
- Art Collector 10-1
- Skippylongstocking 5-1
- Get Her Number 15-1
- Last Samurai 20-1
- Cyberknife 5-2
- Stilleto Boy 30-1
- O’Connor 10-1
As you can see Cyberknife is the favourite, while Proxy, Skippylongstocking, and Defunded are the other top contenders.
I personally like Proxy to win the race at odds of 9-2. He’s a specialist on dirt tracks at this 1 1/8 mile distance, and is coming off a win at the Clark Stakes in November, where he posted a strong time of 1:48.89. If he can find some room out of the gate, I think Proxy has the speed and winning mentality to cross the finish line first in this field.
Here’s a replay of the 2022 Clark Stakes, which shows Proxy pulling away from his competition down the stretch:
How To Bet On The Pegasus World Cup From Canada
Step 1. Open an Online Sportsbook Account
First you’ll need to open an account with a betting site that is taking bets on the Pegasus World Cup. I recommend SportsInteraction.com for Pegasus World Cup betting. Their racebook is extremely clean, simple and easy to use.
Step 2. Deposit Funds
After opening your account you will have to make a deposit in order to add some funds with which to place your Pegasus World Cup wagers.
SIA currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Interac, iDebit, paysafecard and MuchBetter. You can check out our deposit information page to learn more about each of these banking options.
Step 3. Place Your Pegasus World Cup Bets
It’s now time to place your bets!
Race Day Betting
If you’re betting on the Pegasus World Cup on race day then you should head over to the ‘Racebook’ section of the SIA website. Once there open the US Thoroughbred drop down menu and select ‘Gulfstream Park’.
Select race #13 (post time of 5:40pm EST for the Pegasus World Cup. Enter the wagers you want to make and click ‘Add to Race Card’. If everything looks good on your Bet Slip, click ‘Place Bets’ to make your wagers.
**It’s important to remember that bets placed on race day in the Racebook section are using the parimutuel betting system, so the odds are subject to change depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
If you’re new to betting on horse racing definitely check out our horse racing section that is filled with some great articles to get you started.
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