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!
Taris Launches Comeback in $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap
Taris tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Simon Callaghan. A four-year-old daughter of Flatter, she has won four of her six starts […]
Taris tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Simon Callaghan. A four-year-old daughter of Flatter, she has won four of her six starts and was a graded stakes winner as a three-year-old filly. She has been on the shelf since a runner-up finish in the La Brea Stakes (G1) in December and has been training forwardly for her return to the races. Gary Stevens will be in the irons and they will break from post position four.
Sam's Sister trying to regain winning form
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Sam’s Sister for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A four-year-old daughter of Brother Derek, she has won five of her nine starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. She has gone winless since January and is trying to return to winning form after finishing third in the ungraded Desert Stormer Stakes. Rafael Bejarano will be aboard from the outside post.
Graded stakes debut for Baruta (BRZ)
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Baruta (BRZ) for trainer Richard Mandella. A six-year-old daughter of Crimson Tide (IRE), she has won five of her eighteen starts and will be stepping up to stakes competition after two recent victories against allowance competition. She will have Flavien Prat aboard and they are scheduled to break from post five as she goes for her third straight win.
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.