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!
Competitive Field Set in La Lorgnette
A handful of previous stakes winners and some others that show the back class of superstars should make for a wide-open $125,000 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. The […]
A handful of previous stakes winners and some others that show the back class of superstars should make for a wide-open $125,000 La Lorgnette Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday. The race, for three-year-old fillies, goes 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack, and is the second of two stakes events on the card. A field of six, including a pair of Ontario-breds and an Illinois invader are expected to go into the gate, with Ontario’s Spring in the Air, a 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies participant carrying high weight of 120 lbs.
Turf winners making the switch to polytrack
Although winless in her last three, Spring in the Air has been knocking on the door, finishing second last time out in the Wonder Where Stakes, after running fourth against the boys in Queen’s Plate, following a second-place run in the Woodbine Oaks. She’ll be challenged by Overheard, who has yet to finish out of the money in eight lifetime starts, including three graded-stakes races. Winner of two straight is Leigh Court, a Kentucky bred who captured the Grade III Ontario Colleen Stakes at one mile on the turf ahead of Overheard.
Outstanding sires represented in the gate
Also in the field is Bold Kitten who ran fourth in the Grade III Arlington Oaks two starts back after capturing the Violet Stakes. A daughter of Kitten’s Joy, she’s a half-sister to Big Blue Kitten, Real Solution and Admiral Kitten, all Grade I winners this year. Rounding out the field are two others making the step up to takes company for the first time, including Theogony, a daughter of Curlin who has one win in five lifetime starts to her credit, and We’llseeaboutthat, the other Ontario-bred in the field who will be chasing her third lifetime win in nine starts.
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.