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!
Fashion Alert Takes On Seven in $100,000 Old Hat Stakes
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, three-year-old fillies will face off in the 38th running of the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes. The Grade 3 race will be contested at six furlongs and has drawn a field of eight.
Fashion Alert has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5 for trainer Todd Pletcher. A bay daughter of Old Fashioned, she broke her maiden in her debut at Belmont in June and reeled off a follow-up victory in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga. She has been on the shelf since finishing sixth in the Alcibiades (G1). Regular rider John Velazquez will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from the rail.
Temper Mint Patty going for first graded stakes win
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Temper Mint Patty for trainer Dale Romans. A dark bay daughter of Congrats purchased for $95,000 as a juvenile, she won her first two races against state-bred competition in New York before finishing second in her first try around two turns. She was fifth in the Delta Princess (G3) behind likely juvenile filly champion Take Charge Brandi. Corey Lanerie will be aboard for the first time from post six.
Ekati's Phaeton trying to remain perfect on Gulfstream dirt
Also in the field at morning line odds of 9-2 is Ekati’s Phaeton for trainer William Kaplan. She will be making her graded stakes debut and is a perfect two for two over the Gulfstream Park main track. She was second in the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park West last time out and has had a pair of encouraging workouts since then. Luis Saez has picked up the mount and they will break from post position seven.
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.