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!
Sarah Sis Class of the Field in $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes
On Sunday at Oaklawn Park, the featured race is the $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes. The race will be held at a mile and a sixteenth on the main track and the Grade 3 has drawn a field of nine fillies and mares.
Sarah Sis has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5 for trainer Ingrid Mason. A four-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor, she has been on the board in ten of her sixteen starts and is a six-time winner. A multiple graded stakes winner, she returned off of a three-month freshening to finish second in the American Beauty Stakes. Julio Felix will be aboard and they will break from post position four.
Call Pat returning off three month break
Second choice at morning line odds of 5-2 is Call Pat for trainer Brad Cox. A six-year-old daughter of Lawyer Ron, the dark bay mare is a five time career winner and will be trying to earn the second graded stakes victory of her career. She was last seen finishing third in the Falls City Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs in November and has three recorded breezes since that race. Joe Rocco, Jr. will be aboard from post seven.
Class test for talented Streamline
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Streamline for trainer Brian Williamson. A four-year-old daughter of Straight Line, she has been on the board in eight of her nine starts and is a six-time winner. She is stepping up to graded stakes competition for the first time and is coming into this race off of a three-race win streak, most recently in the Pippin Stakes. Chris Landeros will be in the irons 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.