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!
Canadian Connection In Kentucky Derby
With Uncharted and Dynamic Sky falling off the Kentucky Derby trail, Canadian horse racing fans looking to cheer on a northern connection may want to turn their attention to Goldencents. […]
With Uncharted and Dynamic Sky falling off the Kentucky Derby trail, Canadian horse racing fans looking to cheer on a northern connection may want to turn their attention to Goldencents. As the recent winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, he will be a top contender in the Run for the Roses. Although Goldencents himself is a Kentucky bred, his dam, Golden Works, is in fact a Manitoba-born and bred. Lightly raced, Golden Works won twice and finished second in eight starts before being sold to American interests to begin her broodmare career on the farm.\n
Productive Sire connected to two Derby runners
\nIn Kentucky, Golden Works was bred to Into Mischief, a minor stakes winner in the USA. With his first crop of foals, Into Mischief is already showing stud promise. In addition to Goldencents, who is 4-for-6 lifetime, including a 2nd place finish in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes last year, Into Mischief is also the sire of Vyjack, another colt expected to line up in the Kentucky Derby. Vyjack will go into the Derby coming off a 3rd place finish in the Wood Memorial at Aquaduct.\n
Distance is the biggest question for Goldencents
\nOwned in part by University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, the major concern with Goldencents going into the Derby may be his ability to endure the 1 1/4 mile distance during the Run for the Roses. Golden Works never raced at a distance of more than 6 furlongs, and Into Mischief never competed in a race longer than 7 furlongs. However, with his victory in the 1 1/8 mile Santa Anita Derby, it's possible that Goldencents is ready to outrun his pedigree.
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.