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!
Debutante, Vandal on Tap at Woodbine
A pair of six-furlong stakes races for juveniles will feature this weekend at Woodbine, with the $125,000 Ontario Debutante on Saturday, and the $150,000 Vandal Stakes on Sunday. While the […]
A pair of six-furlong stakes races for juveniles will feature this weekend at Woodbine, with the $125,000 Ontario Debutante on Saturday, and the $150,000 Vandal Stakes on Sunday. While the Debutante is an open race, the Vandal is restricted to Ontario breds. Of the two races, the Vandal has the more storied history and has featured some superstars of Canadian racing, including Kentucky Derby winner Northern Dancer, as well as Wando, the last horse to win the Canadian Triple Crown.
Conquest Whiplash looks to keep perfect record
Six fillies will go to the gate for the Debutante, and off her convincing maiden victory over the boys in the five-furlong Victoria Stakes in early June, Conquest Whiplash has been made the 6-5 morning line favorite. Bumped at the start of the Victoria, Conquest Whiplash still made the early lead, was never threatened and cruised to a 2 ¾-length win. It’s expected her strongest challenge will come from Skylander Girl, who also has a stakes win to her credit, having claimed the My Dear Stakes as an 11-1 longshot. She’s 7-2 in the Debutante morning line.
Go Greeley chasing second stakes score
Meanwhile in the Vandal, it looks like Go Greeley will be the one to beat. After breaking his maiden by more than three lengths with in mid-May, Go Greeley ran second next time out in the Clarendon Stakes and followed that by winning the Colin Stakes. Finishing third in the Clarendon was Maritime Pulpit, who will meet Go Greeley again in the Vandal. Two horses in the field – Iron Wolf and Figy’s Mobil Pride – are looking to go two-for-two in their racing careers, while three others – Platinum Glory, Man O’Bear and Matador – will be making their first career start.
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.