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!
Interesting Cast Signed on for Fair Grounds Stakes
Stakes action resumes at Fair Grounds March 6 with the $40,000 South Mississippi Owners and Breeders Stakes with ten three year-olds set to go six furlongs on the main track.
Ike Walker is the 8/5 morning line favorite for trainer Michael Stidham, despite posting just one win in his first six career starts. The three year-old gelding kept top company during his juvenile campaign, running fifth in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity and twelfth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, but has been unable to break through despite dropping to the allowance level in his last two starts. Ike Walker could do no better than fourth against allowance foes October 26 at Churchill and returned at the same level February 5 at Fair Grounds with another fourth place finish. Jockey James Graham will have the mount breaking from post nine.
Amoss filly debuts in stakes race
Trainer Tom Amoss saddles 4/1 second choice Indian Wildcat, a filly making her career debut. The well-bred first-time starter is by Indian Charlie out of a Forest Wildcat mare, and has worked steadily at Fair Grounds since February 6 for her unveiling. Amoss connects at a high percentage with debut runners and gives this filly a confident nod to attempt stakes foes in her first race. Francisco Torres gets the call breaking from post three.
"Other Amoss" entry steps up in class
Amoss also trains the other half of the uncoupled entry represented by 5/1 shot Likeallgetout. The Oklahoma-bred has won two of four starts racing at Remington Park and Sam Houston in claiming races.
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.