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!
Baffert Pair Look Formidable in Grade 2 San Diego
Baffert will saddle two of the top three choices on the morning line in Bayern (5/2) and Hoppertunity (7/2). Bayern won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, but has struggled this […]
Baffert will saddle two of the top three choices on the morning line in Bayern (5/2) and Hoppertunity (7/2). Bayern won the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic, but has struggled this year with a sixth-place finish in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes, followed by a tenth-place effort in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. Bayern has proven to be a need-the-lead type of horse and wilted under fast paces in both races. The switch back to two-turn racing should suit the four year-old son of Offlee Wild who should find the pace more to his comfort.
Hoppertunity has been consistent
Hoppertunity, also a grade 1 winner, has won one of four starts in 2015, taking the Grade 2 San Pasqual in January. Since that victory, the four year-old son of Any Given Saturday has a pair of third-place finishes and one second while running in two grade 1 races and a grade 2 event. Hoppertunity finished second in his last start – the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita June 27.
Mandella charge keeps improving
Catch a Flight (3/1) has a legitimate chance to find the winner’s circle for trainer Richard Mandella. The rapidly improving colt finished third last out in the Gold Cup following wins in the Grade 3 Precisionist Stakes and Grade 2 Californian Stakes. The five year-old colt has won 9 of 16 career efforts.
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.