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!
7 Juvenile Fillies Battle in $100,000 Desi Arnaz at Del Mar
The $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes is the featured event Sunday, November 15 at Del Mar as a field of seven juvenile fillies will contest the seven furlong event over the main track.
Bob Baffert will saddle 2/1 morning line favorite Pretty N Cool after her Grade 2 victory October 18 in the Matron Stakes at Belmont Park. The precocious daughter of Scat Daddy has won 3 of 4 career starts including a victory in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes. In her only loss, Pretty N Cool finished second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante in September. The battle-tested filly could be much lower than her morning line price in what amounts to a significant drop in class. Martin Garcia will ride while breaking from post 7.
Lucky Follie tries stakes foes again
Lucky Follie (5/2) appears the main danger to the favorite after a third-place effort in the Surfer Girl Stakes last out. The Richard Mandella trainee was making just her second career start in the Surfer Girl following a maiden victory September 6 at Del Mar, and could improve with experience. Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will be in the irons breaking from post 3.
"Other" half of Baffert entry worth a look
Baffert will also send out Treasuring (4/1), who broke her maiden last-out at Los Alamitos following a pair of third-place efforts at Del Mar over the summer. Treasuring, another well-bred filly, also figures to improve with racing experience. Victor Espinoza will be aboard, breaking from post 6.
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.