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!
$125,000 South Ocean Stakes Draws Eleven Juvenile Fillies
On Saturday at Woodbine, the featured race is the 18th edition of the $125,000 South Ocean Stakes. Restricted to juvenile fillies sired by an Ontario-based stallion, the mile and a sixteenth race has drawn a field of eleven.
Shez a Masterpiece tops the field as the 2-1 morning line favorite for trainer Mark Casse. Purchased for $50,000 in May and now owned by Gary Barber, the two-year-old daughter of Mast Track broke her maiden in her third career start as the heavy favorite. She was second against restricted stakes company last time out at Woodbine. Patrick Husbands, aboard for her last two races, will remain in the irons from post nine.
Indiantown Sunrise going from a sprint to a route
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Indiantown Sunrise for trainer Pat Parente. A bay daughter of Not Bourbon, she broke her maiden at first asking on the turf at Gulfstream in September and was second against stakes company at Woodbine last time out over their synthetic main track. She will be stretching out to two-turns for the first time and will have Luis Contreras aboard from post ten.
Mark Casse has loaded trio ready to go
Also in the field and a longshot at 20-1 on the morning line is Modus Operandi. A daughter of Marchfield, she is one of three fillies Mark Casse will saddle. After struggling against maiden company in her first three starts, she broke her maiden last time out with a drop in against $25,000 claiming competition. She will break from post eight under Gary Boulanger, in between stablemates Galina Point and Shez a Masterpiece.
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.