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!
Favorite Unspurned Headlines $150,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes
On Saturday at Woodbine, the featured race is the 34th edition of the $150,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes. The seven-furlong contest has attracted a field of eight Ontario-bred three-year-old fillies.
Unspurned has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for trainer Roger Attfield. Bred and owned by Christine Hayden, the sophomore daughter of Lemon Drop Kid has won three of her ten lifetime starts, one of which came against restricted state-bred stakes competition. She was last seen finishing second in the Ruling Angel Stakes. Justin Stein will remain aboard and they will break from post position four.
Lightly-raced Fun in the Desert makes stakes debut
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Fun in the Desert, a royally-bred homebred for Sam-Son Farm and trainer Malcolm Pierce. A three-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor, she is out of Canadian champion filly Eye of the Sphynx and a half-sister to Queens Plate winner Eye of the Leopard. She broke her maiden at first asking in September and will try winners for the first time under Eurico Da Silva from the rail.
AragornAmy trying to earn second stakes win
Also in the field is Aragorn Ami at morning line odds of 8-1 for Josie Carroll. A bay daughter of Aragorn (IRE), she has won two of her five career starts and has won on both conventional dirt and synthetics. She was last seen finishing third against optional claiming competition and is trying to earn her second win of the year. Luis Contreras, aboard for her last two races, has retained the mount from post three.
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.