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!
Triple Threat (FR) Looms in the $100,000 Arlington Handicap
Bill Mott will saddle Triple Threat (FR) as the favorite in the field at odds of 5-2 on the morning line. A five-year-old son of Monsun (GER), he has won […]
Bill Mott will saddle Triple Threat (FR) as the favorite in the field at odds of 5-2 on the morning line. A five-year-old son of Monsun (GER), he has won four of his fourteen starts and made his North American debut a winning one last time out in the Monmouth Stakes (G2). He prevailed by a nose from off the pace under Jose Lezcano who will be back in the irons from post position eight as he goes for his second straight victory.
The Pizza Man a contender at home track
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is The Pizza Man for trainer Roger Brueggemann. Bred and owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, the six-year-old son of English Channel is a thirteen time winner an is coming into this race off of a winning performance in the Opening Verse Stakes at Churchill Downs. That was his first start of the year and he will break from post four under Florent Geroux.
Middleburg trying for first graded stakes win
Also in the field at morning line odds of 7-2 is Middleburg for trainer Christophe Clement. A five-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid, he has been on the board in thirteen of his fourteen starts and will be trying to earn the first graded stakes victory of his career. He has been on the board in both starts since stepping up to graded stakes competition and will break from post nine with James Graham aboard.
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.