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!
$600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes Draws Loaded Field of Seven
Frosted has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. A gray son of Tapit owned by Godolphin, he has won two of […]
Frosted has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. A gray son of Tapit owned by Godolphin, he has won two of his nine starts and was last seen finishing second behind Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (G1). In the spring, he won the Wood Memorial (G1) before finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Joel Rosario will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post.
Upstart training forwardly for his comeback race
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Upstart for trainer Rick Violette. A dark bay son of Flatter, he will be making his first start since being eased in a last-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1). He has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and is a three-time winner. He clocked a recent bullet workout in preparation to his return to the races and will have Joe Bravo aboard from post position four.
Texas Red aiming for first win of the year
Also in the field at morning line odds 7-2 is Texas Red for trainer Keith Desormeaux. A bay son of Afleet Alex, he has won two of his seven starts and won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) last fall. Last time out, he returned off of a five month layoff and finished second in the Dwyer Stakes(G2). Since that race, he has turned in a bullet workout at Saratoga and will have jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard from post three.
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.