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!
Eleven Fillies Line Up for $100,000 Dixie Bell at Oaklawn
Mid-week stakes action at Oaklawn Park includes the $100,000 Dixie Bell for three year-old fillies as a field of eleven is set to go six furlongs in the first half of the late daily double.
William Brett Calhoun trains the 8/5 morning line favorite Promise Me Silver who remains unbeaten in four starts after winning the Letellier Memorial Stakes December 20 at Fair Grounds. Promise Me Silver has never raced over the same surface twice and has captured three consecutive stakes races after breaking her maiden at Lone Star. The Texas-bred daughter of Silver City has banked $154,355. She will break from post six with veteran Oaklawn jockey MC Berry in the irons.
Sarah Sis draws well
7/2 second choice Sarah Sis was a sharp allowance winner October 11 at Keeneland, and has trained steadily at Hawthorne and Oaklawn since. The Ingrid Mason trainee has won two of three career starts with a second place effort in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes. Breaking from post nine under jockey Julio Felix, Sarah Sis might have a tactical advantage over many of the speed horses in the field. The daughter of Sharp Humor will try to improve upon her $73,000 lifetime earnings.
Unbeaten filly tries stakes company
Toutsie Rules (4/1 ML) enters the Dixie Bell two for two after notching a maiden special weight victory at Keeneland and following it with an allowance score at Fair Grounds. The Michael Stidham trainee will be ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, and break from post seven. The remaining eight runners are 8/1 and above on the morning line.
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.