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 Hilltop Stakes Draws Competitive Field of Ten
Graham Motion will saddle Miss Temple City as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5. A dark bay daughter of Temple City, she has been on the board in […]
Graham Motion will saddle Miss Temple City as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5. A dark bay daughter of Temple City, she has been on the board in all four career starts and will be trying to earn her first stakes victory. She was second last time out in the Appalachian Stakes (G3) at Keeneland in her second try against graded stakes competition and is scheduled to break from the outside post under jockey John Velazquez.
Ayaady stepping up to stakes company
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is Ayaady for trainer Chad Brown. A gray daughter of Tapit, she will be stepping up to stakes company for the first time. She broke her maiden at first asking at Gulfstream in January and was second as the favorite in a competitive allowance race at Keeneland last time out. Javier Castellano will be back in the irons and they will break from the rail as she goes for her second win.
Lady Zuzu may be rounding into form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Lady Zuzu for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. A dark bay daughter of Dynaformer, she has one win from six outings and will be trying for her first stakes victory. After a pair of average efforts, she was able to move forward and finish third in the Edgewood Stakes (G3) in her third start this year. Corey Nakatani will be aboard and they will break from post four.
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!