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!
New York Bred Fillies and Mares Square Off in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes
On Thursday at Saratoga, the New York breeding program will take center stage in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes. The mile and an eighth race is restricted to fillies and mares foaled in New York and has drawn a field of seven horses.
Tahoe Tigress has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. The five-year-old mare will have Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the irons after the pair teamed up to win by two lengths against optional claiming competition in June at Belmont. The stakes-placed mare is looking for the first stakes win of her sixteen race career and has won seven times. She was fifth in the Saratoga Dew in 2013.
Michael Friedman entry trying to rebound
Michael Friedman will send out Carameaway and Dreaming of Cara as an entry for owned Richard Greeley. The pair has been installed at 3-1 on the morning line and both are winless so far this year. Carameaway will have Rajiv Maragh aboard while her entrymate will carry Cornelio Velasquez. Both Carameaway and Dreaming of Cara were last in their most recent starts and will attempt to rebound.
Easy Living another rising star for Clement
Also in the field is Easy Living at morning line odds of 7-2 for Christophe Clement. Joel Rosario will be aboard the three-year-old daughter of Big Brown who cost $170,000 as a yearling for owner Cheyenne Stables LLC. She has won two of her four starts and was last seen winning against allowance company at Belmont Park. The Saratoga Dew Stakes will be her first attempt against stakes competition.
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.