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!
River Rocks Takes On Six in $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap
On Saturday at Belmont Park, some of the top sprinters on the East Coast are set to compete in the $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap. The Grade 3 race will be run at seven-furlongs on the main track and has drawn a field of seven colts and geldings.
Topping the field at morning line odds of 2-1 is River Rocks for trainer John Terranova. The four-year-old son of Western Expression won his first three starts this year before falling a length short to Vyjack in the Kelso (G2) last time out. Joel Rosario will be aboard from post position six replacing Rajiv Maragh who is currently sidelined with an injury. The dark bay colt has won five of his eleven starts and will be trying to earn the first stakes win of his career.
SalutosAmigos going for first stakes win
Salutos Amigos has been tabbed as the second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 for trainer David Jacobson. The four-year-old gelding, last seen finishing fourth in the Vosburgh (G1), has won three of his ten starts this year and is another contender attempting to earn their first stakes victory. Cornelio Velasquez, aboard for an allowance win in April, will be back in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Romansh trying to rebound after Woodward flop
Also in the field is Romansh at morning line odds of 7-2 for trainer Tom Albertrani. Regular rider Jose Ortiz will be aboard carrying the familiar royal blue and white silks of Godolphin Racing. The four-year-old son of Bernardini, a $750,000 purchase as a yearling, has won four of his thirteen starts including two graded stakes races. He was last seen finishing eighth in the Woodward (G1) and will cut back to a sprint from post position two.
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.