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!
Veterans Runners Rematch in $150,000 Toboggan Handicap
The $150,000 Toboggan Handicap is part of a trio of stakes races February 7 at Aqueduct as a field of six older horses is set to contest the one mile event on the main track.
Salutos Amigos is the even money favorite for trainer David Jacobson, and will be looking for his third consecutive stakes score after back to back wins in the Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap and Gravesend Stakes to finish 2014. Salutos Amigos, a multiple graded stakes winner, has been victorious in 7 of 25 career starts for earnings of $687,406. The five year-old son of Salute the Sarge will be ridden by Irad Ortiz breaking from post five and projects as the speed of the race.
Dads Caps tries to regain winning form
5/2 second choice Dads Caps – most recently third behind Salutos Amigos in the December 26 Gravesend Handicap – will be looking for his first win since the Grade 1 Carter Handicap April 5, 2014. In the interim, Dads Caps has lost six straight races, but was competitive in most including a second place effort in the Grade 1 Vosburgh in at Belmont Park in September. Dads Caps is trained by Rudy Rodriguez with Jose Ortiz scheduled ride breaking from post three.
Mewannarose looking to finally topple favorite
Mewannarose (5/1) will break from the outside post for trainer Jeremiah Englehart. The five year-old gelded son of Bwana Charlie has won 4 of 14 career starts, and ran second in both the Fall Highweight and Gravesend Stakes behind Salutos Amigos.
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.