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.
$150,000 California Dreamin' Stakes Has Wide-Open Feel
Rock Me Baby is the 7/2 morning line favorite for trainer Craig Dollase after winning the Albany Stakes June 13 at Golden Gate in his last start. The six year-old […]
Rock Me Baby is the 7/2 morning line favorite for trainer Craig Dollase after winning the Albany Stakes June 13 at Golden Gate in his last start. The six year-old gelding has won 7 of 19 career starts, including a victory in last year’s edition of the California Dreamin.’ Rock Me Baby also showed his class by running second in against open stakes company in the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap last August. The son of Rock Hard Ten has shown a decided preference for the Del Mar Green with two wins and two second place finishes in four career starts. Rock Me Baby, who also ran second in the 2013 California Dreamin,’ appears to be well-spotted against this group. Corey Nakatani will take the mount breaking from post 3.
Awesome Return battling "seconditis"
9/2 second choice Awesome Return has finished second in each of his last three starts – most recently settling for runner-up money in the Crystal Water Stakes June 6 at Santa Anita. Prior to that effort the Mike Puype-trainee hit the bottom half of the exacta in a pair of allowance races. The four year-old son of Decarchy will look to snap his five-race losing streak with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the irons breaking from post 8.
Proctor longshot rates a look
At 8/1 Temple Keys could be ready for a breakthrough performance after running second in the Snow Chief Stakes May 23 for trainer Tom Proctor.
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!