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!
Palace Trying to End Career a Winner in $100,000 Gravesend Stakes
On Saturday at Aqueduct, the featured race is the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes. A six furlong contest, the race has drawn a field of six colts and geldings.
Palace has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Linda Rice. Bred in New York, the six-year-old son of City Zip will be making his final career start before retiring to stud. He has won twelve times and is a multiple graded stakes winner. He has one win from six starts this year and was last seen finishing second in the Fall Highweight Handicap (G2). Cornelio Velasquez will be aboard and they will break from post position three.
Green Gratto trying for second straight stakes win
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Green Gratto for trainer Gaston Grant who also is part owner of the horse. A five-year-old son of Here’s Zealous, he is a five-time winner and has been on the board in nine of his fifteen starts this year. He broke through and earned his first graded stakes victory last time out in the Fall Highweight Handicap (G2). Kendrick Carmouche will be in the irons from post position two.
Fabulous Kid continuing to improve
Also in the field at morning line odds of 7-2 is Fabulous Kid, one of two horses in the race for trainer David Jacobson. A four-year-old son of Congrats, he has been on the board in eleven of his nineteen starts and is a five-time winner. He made his first start against stakes competition and finished third in the Fall Highweight Handicap (G2). Manuel Franco will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post five.
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.