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.
Baffert Tries to Keep Rolling in Grade 3 Matt Winn
Such a runner could well emerge from Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes June 13 at Churchill, as a field of eight led by 6/5 morning line favorite Fame and Power […]
Such a runner could well emerge from Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes June 13 at Churchill, as a field of eight led by 6/5 morning line favorite Fame and Power is set to contest the 1 1/16 mile event on the main track. Fittingly, Fame and Power is trained by Bob Baffert who seems to be on an endless run of good luck these days after guiding American Pharoah’s successful Triple Crown bid culminating with the June 6 Belmont Stakes. As a three year-old Fame and Power has proven to be a speedy and talented runner, winning two of three races this year including a stakes tally in the $100,000 Sir Barton May 16 at Pimlico. After setting the pace in each of his three 2015 starts, Fame and Power seems assured once again of making the early lead against a field lacking true front-runners.
Bold Conquest tries to turn tables
Bold Conquest (5/2), chased Fame and Power unsuccessfully in the Sir Barton, but did run well to finish second. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Bold Conquest ran second in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes as a juvenile while demonstrating his affinity for the Churchill Downs surface.
Lukas colt training lights-out
At 12/1, Henry Jones could be a live longshot for trainer D. Wayne Lukas as the colt appears to be moving well over the local surface in morning workouts. Since May 25, Henry Jones has recorded a trio of quick moves underscored by a five furlong romp in 58.4 seconds June 1 – the fastest of 20 works at the distance.
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!