Saturday, January 29 at Gulfstream Park is one of the biggest races of the year: the Pegasus World Cup (G1)! This $3 million race, covering a mile and an eighth on the Gulfstream dirt track, drew a field of nine handicap horses. The eyes of the racing world will be on Gulfstream on Saturday, and you can bet it from the comfort of your own home here in Canada!
$1.25 Million Belmont Derby Invitational Draws Field of Nine
Bolo has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 in the wide open race for trainer Carla Gaines. A dark bay son of Temple City, he […]
Bolo has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 in the wide open race for trainer Carla Gaines. A dark bay son of Temple City, he has won three of his seven starts, all of which have come on the lawn. After a twelfth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1), he returned to his preferred surface and won an allowance race at Santa Anita. Rafael Bejarano will be back aboard and they will break from post position two.
Consistent Divisidero going for two in a row at Belmont
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Divisidero for trainer William “Buff” Bradley. A bay son of Kitten’s Joy, he was purchased for $250,000 as a yearling and has won three of his four starts. He was last seen winning the Pennine Ridge Stakes by a neck at Belmont Park and has been training forwardly at Churchill Downs since that race. Regular rider Rafael Hernandez will be aboard and they will break from post position three.
First United States start for Postulation
Also in the field at morning line odds of 10-1 is Postulation for trainer Dermot Weld. A gelded son of Harlan’s Holiday bred and owned by Juddmonte Farms, he has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and was a three-time winner in Ireland. He will be making his first start since being gelded following his most recent victory. Pat Smullen, aboard for all of his races, will be aboard and they will break from post seven.
The Kentucky Derby trail makes its way to Oklahoma on Friday, December 17 for the Remington Springboard Mile! The race drew a field of nine up-and-coming two-year-olds to go a mile on the main track. The prizes are rich: a $400,000 purse, as well as Road to the Kentucky Derby points (10-4-2-1) for the first four horses across the wire.
The Los Alamitos Futurity (G2), California’s most important Kentucky Derby Prep in December, is coming up on Saturday, December 11! The race features the most promising two-year-olds in California, set to go a mile and a sixteenth over the dirt at Los Alamitos Racecourse. The race offers a purse of $300,000, as well as Road to the Kentucky Derby points, apportioned 10-4-2-1 to the top four finishers.