Gulfstream Park’s 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule
September 24, 2018 9:00 AM
by Robert Mann
Gulfstream Park near Miami has announced its 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the Jan. 26th Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, featuring the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the $7-million Pegasus World Turf Cup (G1), the richest stakes on dirt and turf in North America.
The 68th running of the $1-million Florida Derby (G1), a major Triple Crown prep race for 3-year-olds, will be run on the March 30th program with seven stakes, four of them graded events.
“This is truly going to be a memorable Championship Meet. There really is a major event every weekend and there will be world championship racing every day and major events like the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, Florida Derby, Eclipse Awards and, on opening day, the Claiming Crown,” Gulfstream Park General Manager Bill Badgett said.
The Championship Meet officially begins on Dec. 1st with the graded-stakes portion of the 2018-2019 stakes schedule starting Dec. 15th with five $100,000 graded stakes. Wagering on Gulfstream Park is available at simulcast outlets nationwide.