TVG Odds: Knicks Go Won At Prairie Meadows — Can He Win At Pegasus World Cup?

Written By Adam Hensley on January 26, 2022 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
Pegasus World Cup

With nine horses competing for a $3 million prize, all eyes are on the 2022 Pegasus World Cup Invitational this weekend.

Headlining the event is Knicks Go, who was just named the 2021 Longines World’s Best Racehorse on Tuesday. Knicks Go, who won the Pegasus World Cup last year, is a 6-5 favorite to win the event Saturday. The horse is owned by Korea Racing Authority and trained by Brad Cox.

Following close behind with 7-5 odds to win is Life Is Good, a horse owned by WinStar Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher.

The Pegasus World Cup starts at 3:30 p.m. CT and runs until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. The Pegasus World Cup is a legal horseracing bet in Iowa and TVG is a terrific way to enjoy a late weekend afternoon.

NBC will broadcast the event. The Pegasus World Cup will also be streamed on Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

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TVG can help you bet

In addition to NBC platforms, TVG will also stream the race on Saturday. You can bet directly through TVG and get the latest odds for any race.

TVG also offers a Pegasus “Multicast.” In addition to live coverage, this multicast includes jokey cams (and other different angles), a Knicks Go All Access Show with interviews throughout the day, a drone cam and more.

Including Knicks Go and Life If Good, the complete list of participants features:

  • Chess Chief
  • Stilleto Boy
  • Empty Tomb
  • Sir Winston
  • Title Ready
  • Endorsed
  • Commandeer

Compared to other races, this event is fairly new. Its first running was in 2017, when Arrogate – trained by Bob Baffert – won the event. It’s located at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Past winners include Mucho Gusto (trained by Baffert), City of Light (Michael W. McCarthy) and Gun Runner (Steven M. Asmussen). When Arrogate won in 2017, the purse was $12 million. The number increased the following year to $16 million when Gun Runner claimed first place, declined to $9 in 2019, and then dropped to $3 million in 2020, where it’s remained since.

2022 Pegasus World Cup odds

Keep checking TVG for changing odds, but here’s a midweek snapshot:

  • Knicks Go leads the pack with 6-5 odds to win the Pegasus World Cup.
  • Life Is Good holds the second-best odds at 7-5.
  • Chess Chief has 10-1 odds and Sir Winston comes in at 12-1.
  • Stilleto Boy, Empty Tomb, Title Ready and Endorsed all share 20-1 odds
  • Commandeer sits at 30-1.

What to know about Knicks Go, the favorite for the 2022 Pegasus World Cup

Knicks Go is projected by many to be named the 2021 Horse of the Year in February, and his resume this year is stellar; the horse won five of his seven races this past year. Knicks Go won the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap at the track in Altoona, IA near Des Moines. He also won at Whitney Stakes, Lukas Classic Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic to finish the year. He’s just the sixth horse to win two different Breeders’ Cup races.

Saturday will be Knicks Go’s final start in the Pegasus World Cup. Taylor Made Farm announced in October that Knicks Go would retire to stud in 2022 in Nicholasville, KY.

Knicks Go had 5-2 odds when he won the 2021 Pegasus World Cup.

Photo by Marta Lavandier / AP
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