Belinda Stronach, Chairwoman, CEO and President, 1/ST, and David Grutman’s Groot Hospitality announced their partnership for the upcoming 2023 Pegasus World Cup Presented by Baccarat on Saturday, January 28 at 1/ST’s South Florida entertainment destination, Gulfstream Park. The 2023 collaboration is part of a new multi-year partnership between 1/ST and Groot Hospitality.
1/ST tapped Groot Hospitality’s LIV for a trackside takeover of Gulfstream Park’s Carousel Club. LIV with Palm Tree Crew will curate a uniquely Miami experience featuring top-tier entertainment, celebrities, VIP hospitality, programming and post-race A-list performances by Kygo and OneRepublic. Groot Hospitality restaurants Komodo, Papi Steak, Key Club and Gekkō will serve Carousel Club guests trackside as they enjoy Whispering Angel, the Official Rosé of the 2023 Pegasus World Cup. Tickets for this year’s LIV with Palm Tree Crew experience at the Carousel Club feature an “All For One” package, including a full open bar from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., complimentary bites and a $25 wagering credit on 1/ST BET.
“The Pegasus World Cup is everything Miami is – dynamic, unique, sexy, colorful and fun! I can’t think of better partners to collaborate with than David Grutman, Groot Hospitality, and Palm Tree Crew, to bring the best in food, entertainment and the VIP Miami lifestyle to horse racing’s hottest event,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairwoman, CEO and President, 1/ST.
In the Flamingo Room, which offers a premium luxury setting with a bird’s eye view of the track, and in the Private Luxury Suites, guests will be delighted by Groot Hospitality’s newest hotspots Gekkō and The Key Club, alongside signature offerings from Komodo, Papi Steak and Swan. Gekkō boasts premium steak cuts, jaw-dropping sushi inventions and delicious seafood options, while The Key Club is known for its fresh-catch fish and flavorful steaks. Guests will enjoy a live performance by Brian Newman, the iconic jazz vocalist and trumpeter who is currently the bandleader and arranger for Lady Gaga’s Jazz & Piano Las Vegas residency show, and who has collaborated with legendary performers Wynton Marsalis and Tony Bennett.
“I’m really excited to bring Groot Hospitality’s latest concepts to the Pegasus World Cup this year,” said David Grutman, Founder of Groot Hospitality. “I feel our venues are a perfect complement to the high-energy and lively atmosphere of the race. Along with world-class entertainment, VIP experiences and music – Pegasus is going to be unmissable.”
Tickets for the 2023 Pegasus World Cup Presented by Baccarat are now on sale. Individual tickets range in price from $125 to $1,250 with unparalleled entertainment and incredible views of the action throughout the venue. Whether it’s Carousel Club (“All For One” package starting at $199 and VIP tables starting at $5,000), Ten Palms ($500 – $1,250), Flamingo Room ($770 – $935), or a Private Luxury Suite (starting at $25,000) there is an experience for every fan. Guests will be treated to an on-site activation by Davidoff Cigars, a VIP pop-up Dr. Barbara Sturm experience, and beverages from returning partner, Pepsi.
Transportation partner Brightline will provide guests with a new way to get to the 2023 Pegasus World Cup from their new Aventura station.
The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series has welcomed legendary Thoroughbred racehorses, including Arrogate (Longines World’s Best Racehorse 2016 and 2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner), California Chrome (two-time American Horse of the Year 2014 & 2016 and 2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational runner-up), Gun Runner (American Horse of the Year 2017 and 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner), City of Light (2019 Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner), Mucho Gusto (2020 Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational winner), Knicks Go (2021 Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner), and Life is Good (2022 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Winner) ridden by award-winning jockeys Mike Smith (Arrogate), Florent Geroux (Gun Runner), Javier Castellano (City of Light), Irad Ortiz Jr. (Mucho Gusto and Life is Good), and Joel Rosario (Knicks Go).
For more on the 2023 Pegasus World Cup, visit www.pegasusworldcup.com