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Pegasus World Cup horse race to be worth $16-million in 2018

In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, jockey Mike Smith is congratulated by assistant trainer Jim Barnes after riding Arrogate to victory in the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup horse race in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

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The Pegasus World Cup horse race will carry a $16 million purse for its second running in 2018.

That's an increase of $4 million from this year, when it was run for the first time at Florida's Gulfstream Park. Arrogate defeated a field that included California Chrome in the nationally televised race.

The Stronach Group announced the purse increase on Wednesday, saying it would contribute the additional $4 million.

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The 2018 edition, to be run on Jan. 27, will be open to 12 owners who put up $1 million each for a spot in the starting gate.

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