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 Last Tycoon Stakes Draws Field of Eight
Topping the competitive field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 is Big John B for trainer Philip D’Amato. A six-year-old son of Hard Spun, he is an […]
Topping the competitive field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 is Big John B for trainer Philip D’Amato. A six-year-old son of Hard Spun, he is an eleven-time winner and earned the biggest victory of his career last summer in the Del Mar Handicap (G2). He has been on the shelf since finishing ninth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) and has been training steadily. Mike Smith will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from the inside post.
Quick Casablanca(CHI) seeking a repeat effort
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Quick Casablanca (CHI) for trainer Ron McAnally. A seven-year-old son of Until Sundown, he has been on the board in sixteen of his twenty starts and has four wins to his credit. He will be trying to defend his title in the Last Tycoon Stakes (G3) after winning the 2014 edition. He was eighth in his first start of the year off of a ten-month layoff and will have Gary Stevens in the irons from post seven.
Power Foot going for first graded stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Power Foot for trainer Neil Drysdale. A six-year-old gelded son of Powerscourt (GB), he is a four-time winner and will be trying to earn the first graded stakes victory of his career. After winning an allowance race in his first start of the year, he has been third against graded stakes competition in both subsequent starts. Rafael Bejarano will be aboard from post position two.
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.