City of Light easily wins $4 million top prize at the Pegasus World Cup

    City of Light, ridden by jockey Javier Castellano, races to victory in the 2019 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on Saturday.

    (CNN)City of Light ran away from the field to win the Pegasus World Cup, the world's richest horse race, on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.

    A top prize of $4 million went to the winner out of a $9 million total purse.
    Seeking the Soul came in second and won $1.25 million. Accelerate finished third and won $900,000.
      Earlier in the day, Bricks and Mortar outpaced Magic Wand to win the inaugural Pegasus Turf International.
      Bricks and Mortar, ridden by jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., won the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes.
      The purse for the turf race was $7 million, with $3 million going to the winner.
        The Pegasus World Cup, organized by the Stronach Group, has been in existence for only two years but was crowned the world's richest race in 2017.
        This year the competition was expanded, with the turf race added to the dirt track contest.