Royal Ascot is one of the greatest race meets in the world, and there is no race as historic or exciting during the meet than the Gold Cup (G1)! First run in 1807, it is one of the premier races for stayers in the world. The two-and-a-half-mile turf race offers a rich £500,000 purse, and it drew ten of the world’s best long-distance horses.
$100,000 Alphabet Soup Starts All-Stakes Pick 4 at Parx
Although the featured Pennsylvania Derby is the order of the day on the September 20 card at Parx, bettors shouldnt sleep on the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Handicap the first race of an all stakes pick four sequence beginning in race 9.
With eleven runners heading to post for the mile and a sixteenth race on the grass and no clear-cut favorite, the Alphabet Soup could be the best wagering event on the card. Breaking from post number six, Roadhog is the tepid 3/1 morning line favorite for trainer Elizabeth Merryman. Roadhog has recorded 10 wins in 34 lifetime starts including wins in the 2010 and 2013 Alphabet Soup Handicap. The seven year-old gelding is clearly comfortable over the Parx lawn and cannot be dismissed despite dropping his last two starts.
Page Mckenney has a nose for the wire
Page McKenney (7/2 ML), has been a win machine this year finding the winner’s circle in five of his seven starts in 2014. The Mary Eppler trainee has won four consecutive races including the Robellino Stakes in his last outing. Page McKenney is a notable three for three over the Parx turf course adding to his appeal.
Edge of Reality offers back class
Edge of Reality (5/1 ML) was well-beaten in each of his last two starts finishing seventh in the Lure Stakes August 2 at Saratoga, and fourth in the Robellino Stakes August 23 at Penn National. However, the four year-old son of Lawyer Ron won the Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx last year and certainly fits with this group of Pennsylvania-bred horses.
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is one of the most important races of the Royal Ascot meeting! With a £1 million purse, the race is one of the richest of the entire week, and it also offers its winner a guaranteed berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
The 2022 Belmont Stakes, which will be run on Saturday, June 11, drew an exciting field of eight to compete for $1.5 million and a place in horse racing immortality. Several familiar New York horses will line up for the race, including Wood Memorial (G2) winner Mo Donegal and Peter Pan (G3) winner We the People.
The best horses in the older dirt male division line up for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, January 29 at Gulfstream Park! The race is at a mile and an eighth on the main track, an intermediate distance that draws both Classic runners and milers alike. Nine horses have passed the entry box, and are ready for a thrilling renewal of the winter’s biggest race!