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 Kicks Off 2013 Racing Season
Woodbine kicks off their thoroughbred horse racing season on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with a full slate of ten races. The opening day card is highlighted by the first stakes […]
Woodbine kicks off their thoroughbred horse racing season on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with a full slate of ten races. The opening day card is highlighted by the first stakes race of the new season as the $150,000 Star Shoot for 3-year-old fillies will go six furlongs on the polytrack. There are 133 race days on the 2013 Woodbine calendar, highlighted by the 153rd running of the Queen’s Plate on July 7, 2013. The Canadian hotbed of racing is back and we love it!\n
Top jockeys Contreras and Husbands return
\nIt’s expected that all of the top names from last year will be back in action for this season’s Woodbine meet. Including among those are last year’s leading jockey, Luis Contreras, whose mounts visited the winner’s circle 195 times in 2012. Contreras is scheduled to ride an amazing seven times on opening day. Other familiar faces returning to the Woodbine jockey room for 2013 include seven time Sovereign Award winner Patrick Husbands, and Emma-Jayne Wilson, the only female jockey to capture the Queens’ Plate. We can feel the mounting excitement.\n
Woodbine 2013 racing schedule packed with action
\nFor horseplayers, Woodbine offers a $100,000 guaranteed early Pick-4 on all weekend races, and 20 cent bet minimums on Tricator, Pick-3, Pick-4 and Supafecta wagers. They also offer very reasonable $1 minimums on all Win, Place and Show wagering. Post time for Saturday and Sunday racing at Woodbine is 1:00 PM ET. Friday racing, also with a 1:00 PM ET post time, begins April 26, and Wednesday racing, with a 6:45 PM ET post, begins June 5, 2013.
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.