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!
Hollendorfer Holds Strong Hand in $50,000 Lost in the Fog
The $50,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes is the featured race February 16 at Golden Gate Fields with seven horses set to contest the six furlong race named in honor of one of the greatest horses to race in Northern California who lost his bout with cancer in 2006.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will saddle the unbeaten Exit Stage Left (5/2) who has rolled off three consecutive stakes wins to start his career. The New Jersey-bred has won the Golden Nugget Stakes, Gold Rush Stakes and most recently, The California Derby. Exit Stage Left will be ridden by Russell Baze and break from post four. All three of his victories have been over Golden Gate’s Tapeta surface.
Bolita Boyz has been facing better
Hollendorfer will also saddle Bolita Boyz (9/2), who has won four of eleven career starts. The Lost in the Fog will represent class relief for Bolita Boyz who will look to snap a five race losing streak after racing against tougher stakes competition at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita. The four year-old son of Act of Duty has not won since May 31 when he took the Unbridled Stakes at Calder, and has not fared better than fourth in any of his last five races. Ricardo Gonzalez will have the mount breaking from post five.
Marino's Wild Cat also gets class relief
Marino’s Wild Cat (7/2) will also try to get back into the win column after three straight losses. The Clifford DeLima trainee has won five of twelve starts in his career for earnings of $175,410, most recently finishing fifth in the California Cup Sprint Stakes January 24 at Santa Anita.
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.