At The Races extends Pegasus World Cup Invitational rights deal

Pay-television channel At The Races has renewed its deal for exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland to US horse-racing showpiece the Pegasus World Cup Invitational.

The second edition of the world’s richest horse race will take place at Gulfstream Park on January 27.

ATR will mix studio coverage with output from US rights-holder the NBC network, showing the Gulfstream Park undercard prior to the feature Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational at 10.40pm GMT.

Throughout January, ATR will build up to the event with regular news bulletins and previews, in addition to a specially shot feature focusing on British challenger Toast Of New York. and ATR app users will have access to exclusive editorial content from US pundits, plus full form and video archive replays of all 12 contenders’ recent runs.

Last year’s inaugural running saw a dominant victory for 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate. The record-breaking $16m (€13.4m) purse for 2018 reflects a prize-money increase of $4m.