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!
Mixed Field For Grade II Arcadia Stakes
The second of two graded-stakes races slated to go on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park is the $200,000 Grade II Arcadia Stakes for horses four-years-old and up, running a […]
The second of two graded-stakes races slated to go on Saturday afternoon at Santa Anita Park is the $200,000 Grade II Arcadia Stakes for horses four-years-old and up, running a flat mile on the turf. With the scratch of Peace and Justice, it’s expected nine will go to the gate. The field is a competitive mix that includes a pair of Argentine-breds, one from the UK and one from France. The lukewarm morning line favorite is one of the Argentina horses in the form of Winning Prize, listed at 3-1.
Argentine favorite seeking first US stake win
Trained by Neil Drysdale, Winning Prize was a Grade I winner in South America before shipping north and winning first time out at the allowance level. He then finished fourth in the Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, and followed that up with a third in the Grade II Citation Handicap. Second choice in the ML is the other Argentina runner, Suggestive Boy at 7-2. Running in the US since 2012, he won the Grade II Arcadia Stakes in early 2013 and followed that up by winning the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes, but has been away from the racetrack since.
Vagabond Shoes had good effort in Breeders' Cup
A live long shot in the exotics could be the Florida-bred Procurement, who will break form the rail post and is listed at 12-1 in the ML. A four-year-old from Milwaukee Brew, he was just finishing out of the money in a string of graded-stakes races before running second in the Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes in late December. At 5-1, Irish-bred Vagabond Shoes was first or second in three straight Grade I or II events before running fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at 27-1 in his last start.
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.