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!
Dame Dorothy Headlines Strong Field for $150,000 Bed O' Roses Handicap
Dame Dorothy tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $390,000 by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, the four-year-old daughter of […]
Dame Dorothy tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Purchased for $390,000 by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, the four-year-old daughter of Bernardini has won six of her eight starts and will be making her first start since a game victory by a neck in the Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs. She will be trying to earn her third victory of the year and will have Javier Castellano in the irons from post position four.
La Verdad going for third straight win this year
Second choice at 2-1 on the morning line is La Verdad for trainer Linda Rice. A New York-bred daughter of Yes It’s True, the five-year-old mare has won twelve of her eighteen starts and is a perfect two for two against graded stakes competition this year. She has been training forwardly since her last victory in the Vagrancy (G3) and will have regular rider Jose Ortiz aboard from post position six.
Street Story aiming for second consecutive stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Street Story for trainer Steve Asmussen. A four-year-old daughter of Street Cry (IRE), she has won five of her thirteen starts and is a two-time graded stakes winner. Last time out, she pulled a mild upset over nine rivals in the Winning Colors (G3) over an off track at Churchill Downs. Jose Lezcano will be aboard and they will break 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.