Watch And Bet On Pegasus World Cup From Best Seat In House: Your Couch

Written By Dann Stupp on January 28, 2022 - Last Updated on February 7, 2022
Pegasus World Cup

You can watch and bet on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes, one of 2022’s first major horse races, without even putting pants on this weekend.

On Saturday the sixth annual Pegasus World Cup takes place at iconic Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

And you don’t need to flee the weekend snow up here in Maryland to bet on the action down in the Sunshine State.

With the TVG app, you can bet on the Pegasus World Cup – and many other races – without leaving your home. As a Nor’easter dumps up to a foot of snow in Maryland this weekend, you can cozy up on the couch and play the ponies.

The TVG horse racing and betting app provides everything you need in one convenient place. And it’s one of the only legal ways to bet on horse races in Maryland.

Pegasus World Cup offers glitz and glamor

The sixth annual Pegasus World Cup is a Grade 1 race with a $3 million purse.

Saturday features seven races in all. NBC provides live coverage beginning at 4:30 p.m., with a post-time of 5:45 p.m. for the main race. However, the Watch TVG app offers pre-race coverage beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Although horse racing is steeped in history, Pegasus is a slightly different beast. This is a modern event for a modern world. As officials say on the Pegasus official website:

“In 5 years, Pegasus World Cup has quickly established itself as South Florida’s leading luxury sports and lifestyle event of the year. Nationally broadcast on NBC and distributed globally, Pegasus World Cup attracts A-list celebrity attendees, fashion icons, influencers and avid fans to catch a glimpse of the sport’s most iconic event of the year.”

It’s a horse race geared toward the Instagram crowd, it seems. In fact, in the initial years, it was the world’s richest horse race, with a top purse of $16 million in its sophomore season.

That oversized payout has dipped and stabilized in recent years. But there’s still plenty of legitimacy when it comes to the action on the track.

With some of the top Thoroughbreds in the country, Pegasus will have bettors’ attention this weekend. And as the ponies circle the nine-furlong (1 and 1⁄8 miles) track, expect the wagering action to be fierce.

After all, with seven graded stakes races, including the Pegasus World Cup Turf race, there will be plenty of betting opportunities. Are you ready to get in on it?

Using TVG to bet on Pegasus

Using the TVG horse betting app for last year’s Virginia Derby proved a fun, if not profitable, affair for this writer.

More than anything, the well-designed app interface and the overall convenience won me over. Sure, you could head to an iconic horse racing venue such as Ocean Downs, Laurel Park or Pimlico Race Course in Maryland. You could even go to one of nine off-track betting (OTB) facilities in MD.

But if you prefer to do your horse betting where you do your channel surfing, TVG’s ease of use can’t be beaten for the couch-potato crowd.

And for Saturday’s main attraction, two horses are the clear favorites. With 6-5 odds, the soon-to-retire Knicks Go is the race favorite. His younger counterpart, Life Is Good, has 7-5 odds.

Chess Chief (10-1) and Sir Winston (12-1) are the only other 2022 race entrants in the nine-horse field with odds shorter than 20-1.

In other words, this appears to be a two-horse race between Knicks Go and Life is Good.

The TVG app and its broadcasters will have some betting advice on race day. You can also lean on the horse-racing experts to put together your wagering strategy, especially if you’re considering more exotic bets such as trifectas and superfectas.

Regardless, if you’re looking to bet on the horses, the TVG app has everything you need, including live video streams of the races. Give it a whirl this weekend. If you like it, you’ll then have daily races available to bet and watch throughout the year, thanks to TVG.

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