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!
Full Field of Fourteen Set for $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes
On Sunday at Keeneland, the track will host the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes. A Grade 3 event for two-year-olds scheduled to be run at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, the race has drawn a full field of fourteen with two additionally entered as also-eligible.
Hot Ore tops the wide open field as the favorite at odds of 9-2 on the morning line for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A dark bay son of Unusual Heat, he has been on the board in all four starts. He broke his maiden in his third career start and went on to finish second in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes in September. Tyler Baze will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from post position eleven.
Unbridled Daddy trying for first stakes victory
Second choice at morning line odds of 5-1 is Unbridled Daddy for trainer Todd Pletcher. A dark bay son of Scat Daddy bred and owned by Red Oak Stable, he has been on the board in two of his three starts and will be trying to earn his first stakes victory. He was last seen finishing third in the With Anticipation Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. Javier Castellano will be aboard and they will break from post position five.
Camelot Kitten getting class test
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Camelot Kitten for trainer Chad Brown. Bred and owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the bay son of Kitten’s Joy is stepping up to stakes competition for the first time after breaking his maiden in his career debut last time out. He prevailed by a neck over five rivals. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be back aboard and they will break from post position nine as he makes his stakes debut.
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.