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!
Untapable Going for History in the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational
Untapable will try to join an elite club and become only the third filly in history to win the $1 million Grade 1 Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park. She will face a field of eight male rivals in the mile and an eighth contest.
Untapable, installed as the morning line favorite at 2-1, is a perfect four for four on the year and has had back to back victories Grade 1 victories in the Mother Goose and Kentucky Oaks. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the three-year-old daughter of Tapit will have Rosie Napravnik back in the irons and the pair will break from post seven. Only Rachel Alexandra and Serena’s Song have beaten the boys in the Haskell.
Bayern goes for first Grade 1
Second choice at 5-2 is Bayern, the impressive winner of the Woody Stephens (G2) in his most recent outing for trainer Bob Baffert. The sophomore son of Offlee Wild, a $320,000 purchase as a juvenile, will have Martin Garcia aboard replacing Gary Stevens who is currently recovering from knee surgery. Bayern has won three of his six starts and is looking for his first Grade 1.
Wildcat Red a top threat on the lead
Also in the field is Wildcat Red, a longshot at 10-1 on the morning line. Trained by Jose Garoffalo and ridden by Luis Saez, the bay son of Wildcat Heir rebounded sharply off if an eighteenth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby with a daylight victory over East Hall in the Quality Road Stakes. Wildcat Red has won three of his six starts and will be attempting to prove his lone blemish in the Derby was a fluke.
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.