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!
2016 Woodbine Mile Picks and Preview
Players trying to look beyond prohibitive favorite Tepin in the September 17 Woodbine Mile will surely have their work cut out for them as the superstar mare tackles seven rivals on the grass.
Tepin, a superstar filly with Hall of Fame credentials, has reeled off 8 consecutive graded stakes wins and appears poised to dominate her male counterparts as the 1/2 morning line favoirte. Tepin dominated the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile laset October and accomplished a historic feat shipping to England in her last start to take the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes by storm.
Mutakayyef (7/2), will make his first start in North America after a successful and consistent 13-race career in England where the five year-old son of champion Sea the Stars never finished off the board, winning three races to go with 7 runner-up finishes and 3 thirds. This runner appears the main danger, but likely doesn't possess the class or talent of the top one. Arod (10/1) looms a logical contender for a minor award.
OTB ON Picks
1) # 8 Tepin
2) #2 Mutakayyef
3) #3 Arod
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.