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!
$250,000 Astoria Stakes Draws Field of Six Juvenile Fillies
Decked Out tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Keith Desormeaux. A chestnut daughter of Street Boss purchased for $75,000 as a yearling, […]
Decked Out tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Keith Desormeaux. A chestnut daughter of Street Boss purchased for $75,000 as a yearling, she made her career debut at Santa Anita in May and defeated six rivals to break her maiden by 3 ½ lengths. The runner-up in that race came back to win next time out. Kent Desormeaux, aboard for her victory last out, will be back aboard from post position four.
Moment is Right stepping up after sharp debut
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Moment is Right for trainer Wesley Ward. A dark bay daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, she was purchased as a yearling for $190,000. She made her first start at Gulfstream Park in May and romped by 8 ½ lengths without ever being asked. She will have Joel Rosario in the irons for the first time and they are scheduled to break from post position two as she makes her stakes debut.
Little Cherie trying for two wins in a row
Also in the field at morning line odds of 5-1 is Little Cherie for trainer Michael Maker. A bay daughter of Pleasantly Perfect bred and owned by Concepts Unlimited Stable, she will be making her first try against stakes competition after breaking her maiden at first asking in April. She defeated eight rivals by 1 ½ lengths with a move from off of the pace. Mike Smith will be aboard for the first time and they will break from the outside post.
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.