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!
Geeky Gorgeous Trying to Defend Title in $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes
On Saturday at Parx Racing, filly and mare sprinters will be showcased in the $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes, one of three stakes races on the card. The six-furlong race has drawn a field of eight and will be contested over the main track.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 5-2 is Geeky Gorgeous, winner of the 2013 edition of the Cornucopia Stakes. Trained by Daniel Lopez, the five-year-old daughter of Devil His Due has won three of her six starts this year, all of which came against stakes competition. Angel Serpa, aboard for her last four starts, will be back in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Lady Sabelia a perfect two for two this year
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Lady Sabelia, a homebred daughter of Majetsic Warrior owned by Mrs. Frank Wright. The four-year-old filly, trained by Robin Graham, is two for two this year and won the Red Cross Stakes last time out at Monmouth. She has won four of her nine total starts and is going for the third stakes win of her career. Horacio Karamanos will remain aboard from post five.
Winning Image trying to return to form
Also in the field and breaking from the rail is Winning Image at morning line odds of 9-2. Trained by Michael Aro, the seven-year-old daughter of Southern Image is trying to improve off of a pair of fifth-place finishes in her recent starts. She has thirteen wins to her credit, nine of which have come against stakes competition and won the Cornucopia Stakes in 2011. Anthony Black has retained the mount.
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.