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!
Talented Cast Assembles for Grade 3 Hutcheson Stakes
The Grade 3 $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes for three year-old colts is the first race of an all-stakes pick 5 January 24 at Gulfstream Park.
The field of eight is led by 9/5 favorite Barbados, who recorded an impressive victory in his last start winning the Spectacular Bid by three easy lengths. The seven furlong Hutcheson will mark Barbados’ first start beyond six and a half furlongs. The Michael Tomlinson trainee has recorded two wins in four career starts for earnings of $113,650. Barbados draws post number seven – an ideal position to employ the same stalk and pounce trip he used in winning the Spectacular Bid.
Bluegrass Singer could also run in Holy Bull
Bluegrass Singer (4/1) is cross-entered in the featured Holy Bull Stakes two races after the Hutcheson, and will be a major factor in either spot for trainer Marcus Vitali. The son of Bluegrass Cat has won back to back one mile races at Gulfstream including the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man in his last start. Bluegrass Singer has only raced around two turns once in his career resulting in a second place finish October 22 at Gulfstream West. While the speedy colt would seem better-suited for the Hutcheson rather than the two-turn mile and one sixteenth Holy Bull, he would almost surely find a more comfortable pace in the later.
Illinois shipper could be live
Dom the Bomb (6/1) won back to back Illinois-bred stakes races at Hawthorne sprinting and routing. The Larry Rivelli trainee will face much better competition in the Hutcheson, but appears ready for the class hike.
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.