How to watch Pegasus World Cup 2022: TV channel, live stream, start time


The 2022 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series comes to Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Jan. 29 (4:30-6 p.m. ET, NBC, Peacock). Both winners of last year’s marquee events return to Florida in the hopes of defending their titles.

Knicks Go leads the 2022 Pegasus World Cup (G1) field with 6-5 odds despite drawing the far inside post position.

The likely Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year winner has had quite the time since winning last year’s race.

He went fourth in the Saudi Cup (G1) and the Met Mile (G1) before winning four-straight races to close out the year, including the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar. Knicks Go is trained by Brad Cox, ridden by Joel Rosario and owned by the Korea Racing Authority. He is named not for the New York Knicks, but for the KRA’s genetics program.

Other dirt invitees include Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) champ Life Is Good (7-5) and 2019 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston (12-1).

Colonel Liam, last year’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf winner, is also heading back to Gulfstream in an attempt to defend his title and opens with 3-1 odds. The Pletcher-trained horse hasn’t raced since an 8th-place finish in the Manhattan Stakes (G1) back in June, but just before that, he was on a three-race graded stakes hot streak.

Man o’ War Stakes (G1) winner Channel Cat (12-1) and Pletcher’s Tropical Park Derby champ Never Surprised (7-2) are among the other Pegasus World Cup Turf invitees.

You can watch the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus World Cup Turf on NBC and Peacock on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. ET as well as on and the NBC Sports app.

What is the Pegasus World Cup? 

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is a series of invite-only races held annually at Gulfstream Park since 2017 (originally only offering the dirt race before adding the turf division two years ago). The $3 million Pegasus World Cup runs 1 1/8 miles on the dirt, and the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf runs 1 1/8 miles on the turf.

Both races are for horses aged 4 years and older and are invitation-only.

You can watch the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus World Cup Turf on NBC and Peacock on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. ET as well as on and the NBC Sports app.

The inaugural Pegasus Filly & Mare Turf (G3) will run that day as well.

When is the Pegasus World Cup?

The 2022 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series will take place on Saturday, January 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ET. It will be broadcasted live on NBC and can be streamed live on and Peacock.

Where is the Pegasus World Cup?

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Gulfstream Park is also home to several Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races, including the Florida Derby (G1), the Fountain of Youth (G2) and the Holy Bull (G2).

How can I watch the 2022 Pegasus World Cup?

NBC Sports is home to the 2022 Pegasus World Cup, providing comprehensive race coverage and analysis live on TV, in the NBC Sports app, on and on Peacock before, during and after the two headlining races.

Who won the Pegasus World Cup last year in 2021? 

Knicks Go went wire-to-wire in the 2021 Pegasus World Cup last January. The heavy favorite secured not only the $3 million Pegasus purse but also earned a spot in the $20 million Saudi Cup, which he went on to finish fourth in. After another fourth-place finish, this time in the Met Mile, he won four races in a row, culminating with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar.

He’s a finalist for the 2021 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and is currently the projected winner. Knicks Go was also named a finalist for the Eclipse Award for Older Dirt Male.

One race earlier, Colonel Liam stormed to a win in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf, beating out Pletcher stablemate Largent. The victory in his first career graded stakes was followed by first-place finishes in the Muniz Memorial Classic Stakes (G2) and Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes (G1) on Derby Day before a disappointing 8th-place finish in the Manhattan Stakes (G1) on Belmont Day. He hasn’t raced since.

Watch the 2022 Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ET on NBC,, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

Forte works out, waits for Belmont Stakes clearance

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NEW YORK — Forte, the early Kentucky Derby favorite who was scratched on the day of the race, worked out in preparation for a possible start in the Belmont Stakes on June 10.

Under regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr., Forte worked five-eighths of a mile for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher. It was the colt’s second workout since being scratched from the Derby on May 6.

“It seems like he’s maintained his fitness level,” Pletcher said. “It seems like everything is in good order.”

Forte was placed on a mandatory 14-day veterinary list after being scratched from the Derby because of a bruised right front foot. In order to be removed from the list, the colt had to work in front of a state veterinarian and give a blood sample afterward, the results of which take five days.

“There’s protocols in place and we had to adhere to those and we’re happy that everything went smoothly,” Pletcher said. “We felt confident the horse was in good order or we wouldn’t have been out there twice in the last six days, but you still want to make sure everything went smoothly and we’re happy everything did go well.”

Pletcher said Kingsbarns, who finished 14th in the Kentucky Derby, will miss the Belmont. The colt is showing signs of colic, although he is fine, the trainer said.

Another Pletcher-trained horse, Prove Worthy, is under consideration for the Belmont. He also has Tapit Trice, who finished seventh in the Derby, being pointed toward the Belmont.

Judge grants Churchill Downs’ request for summary judgment to dismiss Bob Baffert’s lawsuit

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge has granted Churchill Downs’ motion for summary judgment that dismisses Bob Baffert’s claim the track breached due process by suspending the Hall of Fame trainer for two years.

Churchill Downs Inc. suspended Baffert in June 2021 after his now-deceased colt, Medina Spirit, failed a postrace drug test after crossing the finish line first in the 147th Kentucky Derby. The trainer’s request to lift the discipline was denied in February, keeping him out of the Derby for a second consecutive May.

U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings ruled in a 12-page opinion issued Wednesday that Churchill Downs’ suspension of Baffert did not devalue his Kentucky trainer’s license. It cited his purse winnings exceeding $1 million at Keeneland in Lexington and stated that his argument “amounts to a false analogy that distorts caselaw.”

Jennings denied CDI’s motion to stay discovery as moot.

The decision comes less than a week after Baffert-trained colt National Treasure won the Preakness in his first Triple Crown race in two years. His record eighth win in the second jewel of the Triple Crown came hours after another of his horses, Havnameltdown, was euthanized following an injury at Pimlico.

Churchill Downs said in a statement that it was pleased with the court’s favorable ruling as in Baffert’s other cases.

It added, “While he may choose to file baseless appeals, this completes the seemingly endless, arduous and unnecessary litigation proceedings instigated by Mr. Baffert.”

Baffert’s suspension is scheduled to end on June 2, but the track’s release noted its right to extend it “and will communicate our decision” at its conclusion.