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!
Top Two Look Formidable in Grade 2 Inside Information
The $200,000 Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes March 21 at Gulfstream Park features a field of six fillies and mares scheduled to sprint seven furlongs on the main track.
With the scratch of 3/1 second choice Sweet Whiskey, even-money favorite Merry Meadow figures to go to post at very short odds after winning the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl and Grade 3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes – both of which were run at Gulfstream – in her last two starts. The five year-old Henny Hughes mare has won 8 of 28 career starts for earnings of $693,550. Merry Meadow has been a model of consistency throughout her career, finishing off the board just five times. Javier Castellano has the mount breaking from post two.
Classic Point returns after stakes win
The Florida-bred Classic Point (7/2) won the Grade 2 Go for Wand Stakes November 28 at Aqueduct in her last start and returns from the layoff after a series of workouts at Palm Meadows Training Center for conditioner James Jerkens. The six year-old daughter of Flatter has posted seven victories in 30 career starts for earnings of over $548,000, and stands the best chance of toppling the favorite. Jockey Paco Lopez will ride breaking from post four.
Wolfson to run three
Trainer Martin Wolfson will saddle a trio of runners with Quiet Hour (20/1), Centrique (15/1) and Best Behavior (12/1) set to run as an uncoupled entry. 30/1 shot You Bough Her completes the field.
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.