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 Field Makes For Great Betting in Corn Husker Handicap
The June 28 Corn Husker Handicap at Prairie Meadows features a field of eight hard-knocking veterans lined up to go a mile and an eighth on the main track in the $300,000 Grade III race for three year-olds and up.
The 2012 Travers Stakes winner Golden Ticket is the class of the field and the 3-1 morning line favorite. In his last two starts, the Kenny McPeek trainee chased winner Moonshine Mulllin in the Alysheeba Stakes and Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs finishing second and fifth respectively.
Pair of top contenders cutting back in distance
Other contenders include Ground Transport (4-1) who should appreciate the turn back in distance after most recently competing at 12 furlongs in the Brooklyn Stakes at Belmont. The Michael Stidham trainee figures to be the speed of the race along with Right to Vote (6-1) with Carve (7-2) sitting just behind those leaders. Carve, trained by Brad Cox, appears well-meant for the Cornhusker after fading in his last start in the mile and three-eighth Pimlico Special.
Possible spoiler coming in off two consecutive wins
The dark horse could be the “other” Kenny McPeek horse. Bellarmine (8-1) appears to be a horse improving. The son of Magna Graduate won allowance races in his last two starts at Keeneland and Churchill Downs. He is a versatile runner who can adapt to multiple pace scenarios. With jockey Alan Garcia in the irons, Bellarmine could employ an ideal stalking trip or make a middle move if the early fractions are soft.
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.