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!
Blame Jim Stepping Up in $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes
Blame Jim tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Bred and owned by Repole Stable, the bay son of Sharp Humor […]
Blame Jim tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Bred and owned by Repole Stable, the bay son of Sharp Humor has two wins from six starts and will be trying to earn his first stakes victory. Last time out, he was second in an optional claiming race at Belmont Park. Abel Castellano, Jr. will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position three.
Joe Franklin trying for first stakes victory
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Joe Franklin for trainer David Jacobson. A dark bay son of Bernstein, he has been on the board in five of his six starts and is a three-time winner. He will be trying for his first black type victory and comes into this race off of a front-running score as the favorite in an optional claiming race at Monmouth Park. No rider has been listed yet and will likely be named Saturday.
Bluegrass Cat aiming to reverse his form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 9-2 is Bluegrass Singer for trainer Marcus Vitali. A gray son of Bluegrass Cat owned by Crossed Sabres Farm, he has won four of his fourteen starts and was briefly on the Triple Crown trail in the spring before finding his niche sprinting. He is trying to rebound after finishing ninth in the Carry Back Stakes (G3) and will have Michael Rispoli aboard from post six.
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.