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!
$100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes Draws Seven Sophomores
On Wednesday at Saratoga, three-year-old colts and geldings will take to the Inner Turf Course for the inaugural running of the $100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes. The one-mile race has attracted a field of seven sophomores.
The 8-5 favorite on the morning line is Storming Inti who comes out of the Chad Brown barn. The chestnut son of Stormy Atlantic was purchased for $100,000 as a yearling for Santa Rosa Racing Stables and has won four of his ten career starts. A two-time stakes winner, he will be reunited with Alan Garcia who was aboard for both of those victories. After a third-place finish in the Sir Cat Stakes, he will break from post six.
Pure Sensation stretching out to two turns
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Pure Sensation, fresh off of a narrow victory in the Quick Call Stakes. Trained by Christophe Clement, the gray son of Zensational is a homebred for owner Patricia Generazio. Jose Lezcano, aboard for both career victories, will be back in the irons and the pair will break from the outside post. He is stretching out to a route after sprinting in all eight prior efforts.
Craftsman going for two in a row
Also in the field is Craftsman (IRE) who has been tabbed at 4-1 for trained Graham Motion. The Irish-bred son of Mastercraftsman (IRE) began his career in Ireland under the care of Aiden OBrien and made his United States debut in December. He earned the first stateside win and the second stakes victory of his career last time out. Alex Cintron will be back in the irons and they will break from post five.
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.