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!
Seven Juvenile Fillies Set for the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes
Two-year-old fillies will take center stage at Del Mar on Wednesday in their featured race, the 46th running of the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes. The Grade 2 event will be contested at six and a half furlongs over the synthetic main track and has drawn a field of seven.
The 2-1 morning line favorite is the globe-trotting Sunset Glow. Trained by Wesley Ward, the two-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate will be making her fourth career start and has competed at four different racetracks including an international trip to Royal Ascot. While in Great Britain, the gray filly was second in the Albany Stakes (G3). Victor Espinoza will remain aboard and the pair will break from post two.
Caval trying stakes company for first time
Breaking from the outside post is Caval, tabbed at 5-2 on the morning line. The two-year-old filly is from the first crop from freshman stallion Blame, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. A $150,000 purchase as a yearling, the bay filly won her debut at Santa Anita by five and a half lengths in June for Jerry Hollendorfer and will have Elvis Trujillo back in the irons.
La Grange trying for back to back stakes wins
Also in the field is La Grange, a daughter of Horse of the Year Curlin who is 4-1 on the morning line. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his brother Kent Desormeaux, the bay filly broke her maiden against stakes company in the Cinderella Stakes at Los Alamitos in her second career start. She was the runner-up in her debut over synthetics at Arlington Park. Purchased for only $17,000 as a yearling, she has earned $67,200 to date.
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.