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!
Three Year-Old Speedsters Battle in $200,000 Amsterdam
Holy Boss enters as the 5/2 morning line favorite for trainer Steve Asmussen after an impressive victory in his last start, winning the Chick Lang Stakes May 16 on the […]
Holy Boss enters as the 5/2 morning line favorite for trainer Steve Asmussen after an impressive victory in his last start, winning the Chick Lang Stakes May 16 on the Preakness undercard. The son of Street Boss drew away by two lengths against a solid field to earn his third consecutive victory and fourth in seven career starts. Since that effort, Holy Boss has been freshened and indicated his race readiness with a bullet five-furlong move from the gate July 21 at Saratoga, covering the distance in 59.01 seconds. Jockey Ricardo Santana retains the mount after picking up the win in the Chick Lang; the pair will break from post 7.
Hard to find fault with Barbados
Barbados (7/2) has been excellent in three races this year, winning the Grade 3 Hutcheson Stakes in January three weeks after capturing the Spectacular Bid Stakes. The Michael Tomlinson trainee did not race again until July 5 where he returned from the layoff to finish a good second in the Grade 3 Carry Back Stakes at Gulfstream. Barbados possesses an effective stalk and pounce style that allows the talented colt to adapt to a variety of different pace scenarios.
Up-and-comer tries graded stakes
At 5/1 on the morning line, Requite is a talented runner that has shown steady progression in his four-race career. A three-time winner, the George Weaver trainee defeated the foe June 7 in the Big Cypress Stakes that toppled Barbados last out.
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.