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!
Overskate Stakes Draws a Mixed Field
A field restricted to Ontario-sired horses go to the gate on Sunday in the $125,000 Overskate Stakes at Woodbine. The race is a seven-furlong sprint on the Polytrack. The field […]
A field restricted to Ontario-sired horses go to the gate on Sunday in the $125,000 Overskate Stakes at Woodbine. The race is a seven-furlong sprint on the Polytrack. The field of eight is an interesting mix, with some trying to prove they belong in stakes company, and others trying to reclaim past glory. Ultimate Destiny, who had won three in a row, including the Steady Growth Stakes, before finishing eighth in the Grade III Seagrams Cup Stakes is the morning line favorite at 8-5. He will have to come from the outside post, however, and carries high weight of 122 lbs.
Phil's Dream continues road back from injury
Challenging him will be second choice Phil’s Dream (3-1) who was away from racing for almost two years dealing with a bowed tendon injury. Since coming back to the track last April, he’s won four of six at in the upper allowance levels, but could do no better than fourth in the Shepperton Stakes in early August. He finished just ahead of Fifty Proof in that one, and those two will meet again in the Overskate, with Fifty Proof being the longest morning line odds in the field at 20-1.
Pender Harbour needs to find champion form
The others include Pender Harbour (4-1) Canada’s champion three-year-old in 2011 on the strength of winning the second two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown that year. Since then he has four other stakes wins on his resume, as well as a few graded-stakes placings. He’s been off form for much of this year, however, starting the season with two consecutive ninth-place finishes in both the Grade II King Edward and Nijinsky, before getting up for second most recently in the Halton. In with a chance might be Spirit Warnings (6-1) who came four wide to rally for second in the Shepperton.
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.