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!
Subtle Indian Going for Fourth Straight Win in $400,000 Count Fleet Handicap
On Sunday at Oaklawn Park, the featured race is the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap. Scheduled to be run at six furlongs on the main track, the Grade 3 event has drawn a field of nine colts and geldings.
Subtle Indian has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 in the wide open field for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A four-year-old son of Indian Charlie, he is a homebred for Mercedes Stables and has won six of his eight starts. The multiple stakes winner is stepping up to graded stakes competition for the first time and is undefeated from three races this year. Ramon Vasquez will be in the irons and they will break from the rail.
Cinco Charlie looking for second graded stakes win
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Cinco Charlie, one of two horses in the race for trainer Steve Asmussen. A four-year-old son of Indian Charlie, he has won eight of his fourteen starts and was a graded stakes winner as a juvenile. He is coming into this race off of a victory in the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes and will break from post position three under jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Gentlemen's Bet trying to return to form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 15-1 is longshot Gentlemen’s Bet for trainer Ron Moquett. A veteran seven-year-old, he has won seven of his eighteen starts and is trying to earn his first graded stakes victory. He has struggled to hit the board from two starts this year and is coming out of a fifth-place finish in an allowance race. Didiel Osorio will be aboard from post position seven.
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.