(HALLANDALE BEACH, FL) Dec. 13, 2022 – 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.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.pegasusworldcup.com. Luxury Suites and VIP packages are available by contacting email@example.com.
Transportation partner Brightline will provide guests with a new way to get to the 2023 Pegasus World Cup from their new Aventura station.
Launched in 2017 as part of 1/ST’s mission to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, the Pegasus World Cup has become a premier event on the racing and Miami social calendars. The Pegasus World Cup has captured the attention of the racing industry, fans, and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Gene Simmons, Lenny Kravitz, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Olivia Culpo, Vanessa Hudgens, Vin Diesel, Ashley Simpson and Nicole Scherzinger, to name just a few. In addition to the excitement on the track, Pegasus World Cup guests have enjoyed post-race performances by Lil’ Kim, Ja Rule, Mase, El Debarge and DJ Cassidy (2022), Nelly and T-Pain (2020), Snoop Dogg and Mark Ronson (2019), Post Malone (2018) and Thomas Rhett (2017).
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 and 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 or follow on socials @PegasusWorldCup #AllForOne.
The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core. The company’s consumer facing brand 1/ST (pronounced “First”) powers The Stronach Group’s forward-thinking 1/ST RACING & GAMING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, 1/ST EXPERIENCE, and 1/ST PROPERTIES businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred horse racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING & GAMING drives the best-in-class horse racing operations and gaming offerings at the company’s premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course – home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Rosecroft Raceway and Bowie Training Center (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is the operating group for 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, TSG Global Wagering Solutions (GWS) and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is horse racing’s largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST EXPERIENCE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality through innovative content development, elevated national and local venue management and hospitality, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and procurement development. 1/ST PROPERTIES is responsible for the development of the company’s live, work and play communities surrounding its racing venues including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland). As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group’s commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred horse racing on and off the track. For more information, please visit www.1st.com or follow @1ST_racing on Twitter or @1stracing on Instagram and Facebook
About Groot Hospitality
Groot Hospitality is a Miami Beach, Florida-based collective of top restaurants, bars, cafés, nightlife ventures and hotels. Officially formed in 2018 by David Grutman, the company is a forerunner in its field. The group creates entirely unique atmospheres of upscale dining, luxe decor, marquee entertainment and highly shareable moments. The group-wide goal is that all guests enjoy an unforgettable escape into Groot’s vibrant, dynamic world.
Current Groot Hospitality properties include: The Goodtime Hotel, the nightclubs LIV and Story, the restaurants Gekkō, Komodo, The Key Club, Papi Steak, Strawberry Moon and Swan. At both the Goodtime Hotel and Swan, Grutman is partners with the multi-hyphenate musician and producer Pharrell Williams – the pair will also open their first resort, Somewhere Else on Atlantis Paradise Island, in 2024. Grutman is also partners with the recording artist and actor Bad Bunny on Gekkō. Multiple other projects are in the pipeline, including an expansion plan that will bring Groot Hospitality to cities worldwide.
Ultimately, Groot Hospitality delivers one-of-a-kind outings across its locations and activations. By further programming the company’s physical spaces with an immersive, 360-degree approach — including a focus on headline performances and social media vignettes — we consistently provide our patrons with an experience that is high-energy, high-impact, and highly memorable.