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 Mr. Sinatra Stakes Draws Field of Five
On Saturday at Aqueduct, the track will host the inaugural running of the $100,000 Mr. Sinatra Stakes. Carded at a mile and a sixteenth on the inner track, the race has drawn a field of five colts and geldings.
Stormin Monarcho tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5 for trainer David Jacobson. A five-year-old gelded son of Monarchos, the nine-time career winner is a multiple stakes winner though he has struggled in both starts against stakes company this year. Last year, he won five of his thirteen outings. After a pair of fifth-place finishes, he has had a recent workout and will have Cornelio Velasquez in the irons from the outside post.
Celebrated Talent shooting for first stakes win
Second choice at 2-1 on the morning line is Celebrated Talent for trainer Linda Rice. A five-year-old gelded son of Bernardini, he has won three of his fifteen starts and will be trying to earn the first stakes win of his career. After getting disqualified and placed fifth from a third-place finish last time out, he has had a recent bullet workout and will break from post position four under Jose Ortiz.
First start off of the claim for Don Dulce
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Don Dulce for trainer Abigail Adsit. A seven-year-old gelded son of Maria’s Mon, he was claimed out of a winning effort against optional claiming competition last time out. Adsit, a former assistant of Linda Rice, has saddled nine winners this year. Don Dulce will break from the rail under jockey Manuel Franco.
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.