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!
Twelve Ready for $2 Million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
The second day of Breeders Cup action at Santa Anita will kick off on Saturday with the $2 million Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies. The Grade 1 race will be run at a mile and a sixteenth and has drawn a field of twelve.
Angela Renee has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for trainer Todd Pletcher. The juvenile daughter of Bernardini is a homebred for Siena Farms and a full-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve. The bay filly has won two of her four career starts including a key Juvenile Fillies prep race, the Chandelier (G1) at Santa Anita. John Velazquez will be back aboard and they will break from post two.
Conquest Eclipse trying to turn tables on Angela Renee
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Conquest Eclipse for trainer Mark Casse. Purchased for $170,000 as a yearling by Conquest Stables, the bay daughter of Malibu Moon broke her maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs. Since then, she was third in the Del Mar Debutante (G1) to the Juvenile Fillies Turf favorite Sunset Glow and second in the Chandelier (G1). Corey Nakatani will remain aboard from post four.
Cristina's Journey puts undefeated streak on the line
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is the undefeated Cristina’s Journey for trainer Dale Romans. The juvenile daughter of Any Given Saturday broke her maiden in her career debut at Ellis Park and following that up with a victory in the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill Downs over a field of nine rivals. The front-running filly has been training forwardly at Santa Anita and will have Miguel Mena aboard from post five.
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.