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!
Chilean Star Il Campione (CHI) Taking on Nine in $300,000 Poker
Chad Brown will saddle the Chilean-bred Il Campione (CHI) who has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for his North American debut. A four-year-old son […]
Chad Brown will saddle the Chilean-bred Il Campione (CHI) who has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for his North American debut. A four-year-old son of Scat Daddy, he has won eight of his ten starts and was a multiple Group 1 winner in his native country. He has been training steadily in New York and will compete with Lasix for the first time. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and he will break from post position six.
Ironicus going for back to back stakes wins
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Ironicus for trainer Claude McGaughey, III. A four-year-old son of Distorted Humor bred and owned by Stuart Janney, III, he has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and is a three-time winner. He made his stakes debut a winning one last time out with a 2 ¾ length score in the Dixie (G2) at Pimlico. Javier Castellano will remain aboard and they will break from post position seven.
Second start off the bench for All Included
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is All Included for trainer Todd Pletcher. A four-year-old son of Include, he has won three of his five starts and will be making his first start against stakes competition after winning an optional claiming race on the turf at Belmont Park in his first start off of a ten-month layoff. He will get a jockey change to John Velazquez and they will break from the rail as he goes for his fourth straight win.
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.