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!
Claiming Crown Distaff Dash Features Deep Field
The $110,000 Claiming Crown Distaff Dash is one of the many jewels on an action-packed card Saturday, December 5 at Gulfstream Park as 13 fillies and mares line up to contest the five furlong turf sprint.
At 4/1 on the morning line, Silver Sashay could be a play-against for many handicappers despite her three-race winning streak. The five year-old mare has not raced since winning a listed stakes event July 18 at Gulfstream and will make her first start out of the Alfred McIntosh barn. Silver Sashay, a winner of 10 starts in 29 career tries has found a niche sprinting on the turf with 4 wins in 6 starts at the fiver furlong distance, including 3 for 6 at Gulfstream. She will likely need to avoid a speed duel with Awesomeendsome (30/1), who will break to her inside from post 2. Silver Sashay will break from post 6 with Eddie Zayas aboard.
Belmont shipper looking comfy in Florida
Spectacular Me (5/1) boasts excellent recent form, winning 3 of her last 7 starts while thrice finishing second, and recording two thirds. The Steve Klesaris trainee shipped in from Belmont earlier this month and has been working comfortably at Gulfstream. A five year-old daughter of Catienus, Spectacular Me appears to have a class and tactical advantage over most of her main rivals.
Rumble Doll returns from freshening
Rumble Doll (8/1) is another classy contender who fits nicely against this bunch on speed figures and running style. The late-running daughter of Street Boss could have a big impact while making her first start since October 8.
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.