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!
Wake Forest (GB) Coming Off the Bench for $200,000 Pan American Stakes
On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the graded stakes action will continue with the $200,000 Pan American Stakes. Scheduled to be run at a mile and a half on the turf, the Grade 2 event has drawn a field of eleven colts and geldings.
Wake Forest (GER) has been given the slight edge as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 and is one of two horses in the race for trainer Chad Brown. Bred in Germany, the six-year-old son of Sir Percy (GB) made his North American debut last summer in the Arlington Million (G1) with a sixth-place finish. He has been on the shelf since that race but has been training forwardly for his return to the races. John Velazquez will be aboard and they will break from post position seven.
Kaigun looking for first win of the year
Second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 is Kaigun for trainer Mark Casse. A six-year-old gelded son of Northern Afleet, he is a multiple graded stakes winner with five total career victories. He has been second in both starts this year and was last seen in the Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Joe Bravo will be in the irons and they are scheduled to break from the inside post.
Step up in class for Jay Gatsby
Also in the field at morning line odds of 10-1 is Jay Gatsby for trainer James Jerkens. A four-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, he is out of the graded stakes-placed mare Starry Dreamer and has been on the board in eight of his ten starts. He will be trying to earn his first black type win and is stepping up in class after finishing second in an allowance race. Paco Lopez will be aboard from post position two.
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.