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The track is now set for the upcoming Pegasus World Cup this January 29, 2021. It will become a memorable race as Knicks Go, the 2021 Pegasus World Cup winner, will compete again this year.

It is also a great break from our many months of isolation due to the pandemic. If you are a punter who wishes to bet on the Pegasus World Cup next year, you must first familiarize all the contenders for this year's race to know who is the best horse to bet your money on.

Top 5 Contenders of the Pegasus World Cup 2022

As of writing, seven contenders in the list will join the race, but five are leading the competition by the odds. These five contenders are:

Knicks Go

The first name on the list is Knicks Go, one of the top 2021 picks for the Pegasus World Cup. He also won the race but decided to rejoin next year's competition once more. Knicks Go was also named the 2021 Breeder's Cup Classic, which paved the way to re-enter the Pegasus Race. 

He is currently the favorite for next year's competition once again, which gives him betting odds of +160 or 8/5. Knicks Go is considered for the horse of the year award after landing several wins this year. He is a Brad H. Cox horse trainee and is set to retire after the competition, making the Pegasus his retirement race. 

Life is Good

The second on the list who got +250 or 5/2 odds is Life is Good. He is a Bob Baffert Horse that was the heavy favorite for the Kentucky Derby last May 2021. Life is Good debuted on November 20, 2020, at the Del Mar racetrack, where he showed his skills and led the race from the beginning to the end. 

Life is Good is one of the most promising horses for the upcoming race. It was not a surprise that many bettors had high hopes for this horse because of his form, class, and background. 

Medina Spirit

The third contender on the Pegasus latest list is Medina Spirit, another horse that has become a favorite of many punters in horse racing. However, his popularity was stained when he encountered a controversy. He was named the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner but was placed under suspicious circumstances. 

Medina Spirit has tested positive for betamethasone. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid medication strictly prohibited in horse racing as it is a possible performance-enhancer drug.

An investigation was conducted, but the horse was cleared and allowed to run the Preakness Stakes. Trainer Bob Baffert said that the horse was treated with a corticosteroid ointment for an injury, leading to the positive drug test. 


The third contender to watch out for is Letruska. This racehorse made a name in the racing industry when she was proclaimed the winner in the Classico Esmeralda and Classico Diamante last 2019. This happened when she returned to the United States and became famous as a top mare. 

Letruska is trained by Fausto Guttierez and bred in George Stables by George Stables, LLC. She already has quite an experience in racing, where she has impressive results in the majority of the races she joined. 

She receives training from Fausto Gutierrez, a very well-known Mexican trainer. Many people should watch out for her performance in this race as she will surely blow your mind.

Hot Rod Charlie

Hot Rod Charlie is another known name in the racetrack that is also contending for the 2022 Pegasus World Cup. Hot Rod Charlie won both the Louisiana and Pennsylvania Derby this year. He was also the second placer on the 2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, second on the 2021 Belmont Stakes, third in the 2021 Kentucky Derby, and fourth in the 2021 Breeders' Cup Classic. 

He is trained by Doug O'Neill and owned by William Strauss. Hot Rod Charlie is one of the horses in this era that many punters and experts have high hopes for in winning the Pegasus World Cup. He currently has an odds of +800 or 8/1. 

Betting on the Pegasus World Cup 2022

The top 5 contenders mentioned in this article should be the ones you must look out for when betting. Although the odds can still change as we near the race, paying close attention to these mentioned names is advisable. 

Spectators of the 2022 Pegasus World Cup are expected to be a huge event because of the horses participating and because horse racing has returned to normal once again after an extended lockdown.

Exciting Race to Start the Year

The Pegasus World Cup is the most awaited race in 2022, and it’s expected to start with a bang. With the list of the contenders mentioned in this article, expect that this race will bring you to the edge of your seat and leave you with thrill and excitement.

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