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.
American Pharoah Returns in $1.75 Million Haskell Invitational
American Pharoah has been tabbed as the overwhelming favorite at odds of 1-5 on the morning line for Bob Baffert. Bred and owned by Zayat Stables, the bay son of […]
American Pharoah has been tabbed as the overwhelming favorite at odds of 1-5 on the morning line for Bob Baffert. Bred and owned by Zayat Stables, the bay son of Pioneerof the Nile has won his last seven starts and became the first horse since 1978 to claim the Triple Crown with a stunning victory in the Belmont Stakes (G1). He has been training forwardly in preparation for this race and will have Victor Espinoza aboard from post position four.
Upstart back in action after poor Kentucky Derby
Upstart is the second choice at 6-1 on the morning line for trainer Rick Violette. He has been on the board in seven of his eight starts and his lone blemish came when he was eased in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Since that race, he has been training sharply and has clocked a recent bullet workout. He will have Joe Bravo in the irons from the rail as he tries for his second career graded stakes win.
Competitive Edge trying to rebound
Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Competitive Edge for trainer Todd Pletcher. A bay son of Super Saver, he was purchased for $750,000 as a juvenile and has won four of his five starts. He suffered the first defeat of his career last time out in the Woody Stephens (G2) with a sixth-place finish. Mike Smith will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position two.
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!