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!
$150,000 Marshua's River Stakes Draws Field of Nine
The stakes action on Saturday at Gulfstream Park continues with the 17th edition of the $150,000 Marshuas River Stakes. The Grade 3 race will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf and has drawn a field of nine fillies and mares.
Parranda will be making her first start for trainer Christophe Clement and has been tabbed as the favorite at odds of 8-5 on the morning line. A six-year-old daughter of English Channel, the chestnut mare will be making her first start since finishing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1). She has ten career victories, six of which have come over the Gulfstream Park turf course. John Velazquez will be aboard from post position three.
Stateside debut for Summer Moon (FR)
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is Summer Moon (FR) who will be making her North American debut for trainer Chad Brown. A four-year-old daughter of Elusive City, she won three of her seven career starts in her native France. She has been training steadily stateside and has recorded several bullet workouts. Julian Leparoux has picked up the mount and they are scheduled to break from post position seven.
Candy Kitty returning off of a layoff
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Candy Kitty for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $185,000 as a yearling, the four-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid is trying to earn her first graded stakes victory. She has won three of her ten starts and was last seen finishing eighth in the Edgewood at Churchill Downs in May. Edgar Prado will be back aboard and they will break from post position five for her first start off of the bench.
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.