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!
Six Set to Compete in $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes
On Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Course, the track will host the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes. Scheduled to be run at a mile and a sixteenth, the Grade 2 race has drawn a field of six fillies and mares.
Tiz Midnight has been made the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 and is trying to earn the first stakes victory of her career for trainer Bob Baffert. A four-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute, she was last seen finishing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) and was second in the Zenyatta Stakes (G1) in her stakes debut. She has been on the board in seven of her eight starts and will have regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard from post position three.
Yahilwa going for third straight victory
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Yahilwa for trainer James Cassidy. A four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, she made her stateside debut in January after competing primarily in Great Britain. Overall, she has won five times and won the Treasure Chest Stakes at Delta Downs last time out for her second consecutive victory. Mike Smith will remain aboard and they are scheduled to break from the rail.
Valiant Emilia (PER) trying to rebound after Breeders' Cup
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Valiant Emilia (PER) for trainer Gary Mandella. An eleven-time winner in her native Peru, the five-year-old mare made her North American debut in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) and finished a distant eighth. She has been training steadily at Santa Anita since that race and will break from the outside post in the field of six under jockey Rafael Bejarano.
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.