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!
Competitive Field Set for $300,000 Jenny Wiley
Filimbi (8/5) will try to make amends after flopping at short odds in Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes March 7 at Tampa in her last start. The Bill Mott trained mare […]
Filimbi (8/5) will try to make amends after flopping at short odds in Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes March 7 at Tampa in her last start. The Bill Mott trained mare bobbled at the start and never got on track, fading in the stretch to finish fifth. The race was Filimbi’s 2015 debut and her first start since winning the Grade 2 Goldikova impressively November 2 at Santa Anita. Filimbi, a five year-old daughter of Mizzen Mast, has won 6 of 14 career starts for earnings of $390,763.
Ball Dancing primed for big effort
Ball Dancing also exits the Hillsborough where she finished second, a length and a half behind winner Stephanie’s Kitten. The Chad Brown trainee has won 3 of 8 career starts including the Grade 2 Sand’s Point Stakes at Belmont. Ball Dancing was beaten just under a length on soft going in the Grade 1 QE II Cup at Keeneland in October. Like Filimbi, Ball Dancing will be making her second start of 2015.
Outsider has controlling speed
Eden Prairie (10/1) projects as the most likely pace-setter in a field devoid of early speed. The Neil Pessin trainee has shown the ability to route effectively in her last three starts, winning a pair of listed stakes races at Fair Grounds. Regular jockey Florent Geroux has the call breaking from post eight.
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.