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!
$75,000 Orleans Stakes Caps Jackpot Day Action at Delta
The $75,000 Orleans for three year-old fillies is the eighth and final stakes race on the Delta Downs Jackpot card November 22, as a field of eight is set to contest the seven furlong event.
Churchill Downs shipper Bridaria will break from the rail as the 3/2 morning line favorite for trainer William Brett Calhoun. After being away from the races for over a year, Bridaria returned in October to break her maiden at Remington Park before winning an allowance race at Churchill November 6. All three of Bridaria’s starts have come at the six furlong distance, as the daughter of Harlan’s Holiday will be racing around two turns for the first time. She will likely need to avoid a speed duel with Gumara (6/1).
Gumara should be on the engine
Florida shipper, Gumara, will also try two turns for the first time after sprinting at Calder and Gulfstream Park West in each of her first four career starts. The daughter of Point Determined won her first two races and finished second October 16 in a $75,000 optional claiming event after a five a half month layoff. The only subpar race of her career was the $65 K Leave Me Alone Stakes where she likely suffered the physical set-back that prompted the layoff. Gumara should be forwardly placed breaking from post number two.
Honeycomb Allie steps up in class
Honeycomb Allie (8/1) could be a live long-shot for trainer Al Stall after winning a $20,000 claiming race October 23 at Delta. Honeycomb Allie is a proven router and appears ready to handle the jump in class with wins in her last two starts.
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.