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!
Living the Life (IRE) Eyes Return in $50,000 Camilla Urso Stakes
On Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, the featured race is the $50,000 Camilla Urso Stakes. Scheduled to be run at six-furlongs on their synthetic main track, the race has drawn a field of seven fillies and mares.
Living the Life (IRE) has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Gary Mandella. A five-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand (IRE), she is a seven-time career winner and has won two of her three North American starts since making her stateside debut in August. A Grade 2 winner, she was last seen finishing tenth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). Flavien Prat will be aboard and they will break from the inside post.
Tabled to Gold trying for first stakes win
Tabled with Gold is the second choice at morning line odds of 4-1 for trainer Antonio Diaz. A five-year-old California-bred daughter of Formal Gold, she has won seven of her sixteen starts and will be returning to stakes competition after winning an allowance race at Golden Gate in February in a minor upset performance. Jockey David Lopez will be back aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position three.
Ramona's Wildcat looking to return to competitive form
Also in the field and a longshot at 15-1 on the morning line is Ramona’s Wildcat for trainer Doug O’Neill. A minor stakes winner, the four-year-old daughter of Wildcat Heir has won two of her eight starts and is trying to round back into winning form after a fourth-place finish against optional claiming competition at Santa Anita. Juan Hernandez will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post in the field of seven.
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.