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!
88th Whitney Stakes: A True Clash of the Titans
Honor Code is the 3/1 morning line favorite in the $1.25 million race to be contested over 1 1/8-miles. The Shug McGaughey trainee fulfilled as immense talent June 6, winning […]
Honor Code is the 3/1 morning line favorite in the $1.25 million race to be contested over 1 1/8-miles. The Shug McGaughey trainee fulfilled as immense talent June 6, winning the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap by 3 3/4 lengths after trailing by as many as 14 lengths. With five wins in eight career starts, it was Honor Code’s first grade 1 triumph. The lone knock against Honor Code may actually be twofold: the four year-old son of A.P. Indy has shown a tendency to break very slow from the gate and has looked far better racing around one turn.
Tonalist less potent away from Belmont
Second choice Tonalist (4/1) has proven two-turn ability as the winner of the 2014 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, but has looked less impressive away from the Belmont oval. In two starts last year at Saratoga, the Christophe Clement runner finished a distant second and third respectively in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and Grade 1 Travers. In his last two starts, Tonalist settled for second money again in the Metropolitan Handicap and Suburban Handicap.
Pair of live runners at generous odds
Noble Bird (5/1) and Liam’s Map (6/1) may be entering the Whitney as dangerous as any horse in the field with both runners appearing to be in career-best form. Noble Bird recorded a Beyer Figure of 108 while winning the Grade 1 Stephen Foster last out and Liam’s Map recorded figures of 112 and 106 in his last two starts. Both runners have trained forwardly at the Spa.
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.