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!
Diversy Harbor Tops $200,000 San Clemente Field
Three-year-old fillies will take to the grass where the surf meets the turf at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Saturday in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap. The Grade 2 event will be run at one mile on the turf and has drawn a full field of twelve.
The morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 is Diversy Harbor, a three-year-old bay daughter of Curlin. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by Mike Smith, she was last seen finishing second in the American Oaks (G1) at Santa Anita in May. From five starts, she has two wins, two seconds and one third place finish and will be trying to earn her first graded stakes triumph. She will break from post position four.
Mark Casse tries to continue his hot streak
Breaking from the outside in the field of twelve is My Conquistadory, set at 9-2 on the morning line. A daughter of Artie Schiller who fetched $240,000 as a two-year-old, she has two graded stakes victories from only four starts. Trained by Mark Casse, she will have Victor Espinoza in the irons for the first time after placing in the Selene Stakes (G3) in her sophomore debut.
Globe-trotting Sandiva set for United States debut
Sandiva (IRE) will make her United States debut and first start for trainer Michael McCarthy. An Irish-bred daughter of Footstepsinthesand (GB), she has won races in England, Ireland and France and is a two-time Group 3 stakes winner. She was fifth in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and will have Martin Garcia aboard for the first time.
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.