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!
Woodbine Connections: Blue Grass Stakes
It proved to be a day of disappointment for the Woodbine connections of three horses entered in last weekend’s $750,000 G. I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, one of […]
It proved to be a day of disappointment for the Woodbine connections of three horses entered in last weekend’s $750,000 G. I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, one of the last major prep races leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby. In an important quest to score a top-four finish, and gain valuable points toward a spot in the starting gate for the Run for the Roses, all three horses, Uncaptured, Dynamic Sky, and Tesseron, ran well back in the 14-horse field.\n
Leading trainer Casse sees horses beaten handily
\nMark Casse, last year’s leading trainer in both wins and money earned at Woodbine, trains two of the three, Uncaptured and Dynamic Sky. The morning line favorite, Uncaptured broke well and was in contention, at just two lengths off the lead at the 3/4 pole, but faded to finish 10th, beaten 11 lengths by the winner, Java’s War. Dynamic Sky entered the race at 9-1 and never was a factor, running second-last most of the way, eventually finishing 9th. Tesseron, saddled by Woodbine regular Josie Carroll, and a morning line long shot at 50-1, finished 11th.\n
Uncaptured & Dynamic Sky: Queen's Plate Future?
\nAfter the race, Casse indicated that both Canadian bred horses, Uncaptured and Dynamic Sky, could be pointed towards the historic Queen’s Plate and a shot at the Canadian Triple Crown. Casse stated that Dynamic Sky would definitely be returning to Woodbine, although plans for Uncaptured were still up in the air. As a Kentucky-bred, Tessoron is not eligible for the Queen's Plate but he is slated to return to the world of Woodbine for races during the summer meet.
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.