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 Coronation Stakes Headlines Weekday Card
Weekday racing at Saratoga resumes Wednesday July 30 with the $100,000 Coronation Cup Stakes serving as the feature in the penultimate race of a ten-race card.
The Coronation, a five and a half furlong turf sprint for three year-old fillies, draws a field of eleven including an also eligible. Recoupe is the lukewarm 7/2 morning line favorite for trainer Michael Trombetta after an allowance win at Penn National and three wins in her last four starts. Breaking from post six, Recoupe will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik.
Recoupe favored in competive field
Recoupe is sandwiched by a pair of 5/1 shots. To her outside is the Graham motion-trained Stars Above Me, a Great Britain import who will be making her first U.S. start following a third-place effort at Newmarket in her last outing. To the inside of Recoupe, is Scatcapade who is conditioned by turf ace Christope Clement and ridden by Joel Rosario. Scatcapade exits a fourth place finish against allowance foes in her last start.
Pletcher/Valazquez tough again
When Todd Pletcher and John Valazquez team up at the Spa, bettors rightfully take notice of the winning pair. Those connections team up in the Coronation with Elena Strikes, who will break from the outside post as the 4/1 second choice. Elena Strikes exits an allowance score in June at Belmont after a third-place finish in the Jersey Girl Stakes – a race that came back live after the runner-up, Size, came back to dazzle in the Grade III Iowa Oaks.
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.