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!
Daredevil Tops Field for $1 Million Wood Memorial
Daredevil tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A chestnut son of More Than Ready purchased for $260,000 as a yearling, […]
Daredevil tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A chestnut son of More Than Ready purchased for $260,000 as a yearling, he has won two of his four starts and took the Champagne (G1) as a juvenile before finishing eleventh and last in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). He was second in his first start of the year, the Swale (G2), in March at Gulfstream Park. Javier Castellano will remain aboard and they will break from post position six.
Frosted seeking to rebound and remain a Derby contender
Kiaran McLaughlin will saddle Frosted as the second choice at 5-2 on the morning line. A gray son of Tapit, he has been on the board in five of his six starts and is trying to rebound after finishing fourth in the Fountain of Youth (G2) last time out. With only a maiden win to his credit, he is trying to earn the first stakes win of his career and will get a jockey change to Joel Rosario from post position four.
Hard-knocking El Kabeir a formidable threat
Also in the field is El Kabeir at morning line odds of 3-1 for trainer John Terranova, II. Purchased for $250,000 by Zayat Stables, the gray son of Scat Daddy has won four of his eight starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. He was last seen winning the Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct as the favorite when he overcame a slow start. Chuck Lopez will be back aboard and they will break from post five.
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.