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!
Forever Unbridled and Cassatt Clash in $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic
On Saturday at Sam Houston, the featured race is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes. Restricted to fillies and mares and scheduled to be run at a mile and a sixteenth on the main track, the Grade 3 has drawn a field of seven.
Forever Unbridled headlines the competitive field as the morning line favorite at odds of 3-1 for trainer Dallas Stewart. A homebred for Charles Fipke, the four-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid has been on the board in six of her eight starts and is trying to earn her third career victory. She notched a breakthrough victory last time out in the Comely Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct and will be trying for her second consecutive graded stakes win. Joel Rosario will be aboard and they will break from the rail.
Cassatt trying for a Ladies Classic repeat
Second choice at morning line odds of 4-1 is Cassatt for trainer Larry Jones. A five-year-old daughter of Tapit, the gray mare has won seven of her twelve starts and won the Houston Ladies Classic last year before it was awarded graded stakes status. She was last seen winning the She’s All In Handicap at Remington Park and will have jockey Florent Geroux in the irons from post position three.
Theogony looking for first graded stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 9-2 is Theogony for trainer Mark Casse. A six-year-old daughter of Curlin, she has won four of her fourteen starts and will be trying to earn her first graded stakes victory. She made her first start of the year in January at Oaklawn and was second in the Pippin Stakes. Joe Bravo will be aboard and they will break from post position five as she makes a step up in class.
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.