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!
Eight Take Aim at Gulfstream Stakes
After breaking her maiden first time out at Saratoga in July, Ready to Act had clear aim and clear track in front of her and was well on her way […]
After breaking her maiden first time out at Saratoga in July, Ready to Act had clear aim and clear track in front of her and was well on her way to a Grade II stakes win at Woodbine when she veered in sharply and lost the rider. Despite that, her connections ran her back in the Grade I Juvenile Fillies Turf at the Breeders’ Cup, where she finished sixth. Most recently, she raced in allowance company at Gulfstream, where she finished second as the heavy favorite behind Duff One.
Rivals meet for the second straight time
She’ll get a chance to both turn the tables on Duff One and pick up her first stakes win of her career on Sunday at Gulfstream in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes for three-year-old fillies running one mile on the turf. She’s been made the 5-2 morning line favorite for the race, while Duff One is slotted just behind her at 3-1. Prior to that allowance score, Duff One had tried three straight minor stakes at Belmont and Saratoga, getting a second in the PG Johnson, but finishing out of the money in the other two starts.
Others could be ready to move up the ranks
At 5-1, the Florida-bred Lemon Point has won two of her last three, with the only blemish a second-place finish in the Juvenile Filly Turf Stakes at Gulfstream, also run at a mile, where she lead all the way until being caught in the final strides to lose by less than a length. With a bit stronger finish, she looks to be a solid contender in here. At 6-1 Party Now is coming off her maiden win in her second start – she was second in her career bow – where she drew off at 1 1/16 miles on the Gulfstream turf to win by almost five lengths. A Tiznow filly, she could be primed for a big move forward.
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.