The World’s Richest Horse Race Attracts Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell, Post Malone And More To Gulfstream Park

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Pharrell Williams, Prince Royce, Belinda Stronach, Lenny Kravitz & Post Malone at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Pharrell Williams, Prince Royce, Belinda Stronach, Lenny Kravitz & Post Malone at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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The highly-anticipated event of the season did not disappoint, as the Pegasus World Cup Invitational 2018 brought in a star-studded blue carpet and an exciting lineup of horse races to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. On the sunny Saturday afternoon, A-listers like Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams, Olivia Culpo, Prince Royce, Wilmer Valderrama, Post Malone, Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris arrived at the high-profile fête, mingling in the luxurious VIP area as they placed their bets on the winning horse of the races.

$16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Craig Robins and Olivia Culpo at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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David Grutman, Pharrell Williams, & Belinda Stronach at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
David Grutman, Pharrell Williams, & Belinda Stronach at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Photo Credit: World Red EyeIn addition to the strong celebrity presence, 10,000 guests packed the park to enjoy the (world’s richest) $16 million horse race. Additional notable guests included Belinda Stronach (Chairman & President, The Stronach Group); Danielle Bernstein (@WeWoreWhat); Carson Kressley (TV Personality); Blaine Trump (philanthropist); Caroline Vreeland (Singer / Actress); Rashard Lewis (Former NBA Player); Nic Roldan (Professional Polo Player); Brian Poli-Dixon (Former NFL Player); David and Isabela GrutmanPetra Levin (Philanthropist); Ellen Salpeter (Director, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami); Craig Robins (CEO, DACRA); Ingrid Hoffman (TV personality and restaurateur); among others.

Ludacris at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye (1)
Ludacris at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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Unique to this year was the addition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational LIV Boardwalk Village Pop-Up, which provided guests with the ultimate MMG hospitality experience. Every part of the luxurious experience was taken into consideration, from food and beverage from KOMODO, Planta, OTL and Adena Grill, to live entertainment that you would find in Miami’s No. 1 nightclub LIV. The high-energy, live performances by Post Malone and Ludacris, as well as a DJ set from DJ Ruckus, helped round out the excitement of the entire action-packed day.

Belinda Stronach, Steve Asmussen, Goncalo Borges Torrealba, Ron Winchell & Frank Stronach at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Belinda Stronach, Steve Asmussen, Goncalo Borges Torrealba, Ron Winchell & Frank Stronach at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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The winner of the race was Champion Gun Runner, owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm, ridden by Jockey Florent Geroux and trained by Steve Asmussen, taking home the $7 million prize. Starting a new tradition, Belinda Stronach presented the winning owner, jockey and trainer each with the first ever Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Ring. Commissioned by The Stronach Group and created by local celebrity jeweler Christopher Petrillo (also known as “Boodaddy” of Boodaddy Diamonds), the 18K yellow gold Championship Ring is inspired by the iconic Pegasus statue at Gulfstream Park and boasts over 3.5 carats of VVS round brilliant cut diamonds, valued at $50,000. Each ring was made by hand from start to finish taking over 150 hours to complete.

Pharrell Williams & Lenny Kravitz at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Pharrell Williams & Lenny Kravitz at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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Florent Geroux & Gun Runner at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Florent Geroux & Gun Runner at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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David Grutman & Jermaine Dupri at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
David Grutman & Jermaine Dupri at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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Wilmer Valderram at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Wilmer Valderrama at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational – Photo Credit World Red Eye

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Isabela Rangel Grutman & Danielle Bernstein at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational - Photo Credit World Red Eye
Isabela Rangel Grutman & Danielle Bernstein at the $16 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational

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