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 Ten Set for $100,000 Suncoast Stakes
The stakes action at Tampa Bay Downs will kick off on Saturday with the 35th running of the $100,000 Suncoast Stakes. Restricted to three-year-old fillies, the mile and forty yard contest will has drawn a full field of ten with one additional listed as also-eligible.
Irish Jasper has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 in the wide-open affair. Trained by Derek Ryan, she has won three of her four career starts and was last seen winning the Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. A bay daughter of First Defence, she will get Lasix for her sophomore debut and has had a recent bullet workout. Gabriel Saez will be aboard and they will break from the inside post.
Huasca gets a jockey change to Johnny V
Second choice on the morning line at odds of 4-1 is Huasca for trainer Efren Loza, Jr. A gray daughter of Tiz Wonderful owned and bred by St. George Stable, she is trying to earn the first stakes win of her career and has been on the board in two of her three starts. She was last seen finishing fifth against optional claiming competition at Gulfstream Park in her three-year-old debut. She will get a jockey change to John Velazquez and they will break from post two.
Innovative Idea trying to regain winning form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Innovative Idea who will be carrying the royal blue colors of Godolphin Racing. Trained by Eoin Harty, the bay daughter of Bernardini broke her maiden at first asking over synthetics at Arlington in September. After a poor effort in the Alcibiades (G1), she came back to finish third in the Sandpiper Stakes and has been training steadily for her first start of the year. Antonio Gallardo will be aboard from post six.
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.