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.
Breeders' Cup 2012 Championship Betting
Sunny skies and the warm breezes of California are tempting horse betting fans in the frozen north of the United States, including those in New York State. That’s because the […]
Sunny skies and the warm breezes of California are tempting horse betting fans in the frozen north of the United States, including those in New York State. That’s because the Breeders’ Cup 2012 Championship is slated for Santa Anita Park in California during the first weekend of November. With 15 total races, six on Friday and nine on Saturday, this is the Super Bowl of pony wagering. The BCC races also signify the end of the International thoroughbred horse racing calendar. Thrilling pony prognosticating is on the horizon at New York OTB locations!
Santa Anita Hosts the World: Past & present collide
Tucked into the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, this gem in the racing world is just 33 miles NE of Hollywood Park, the site of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup back 1987. Few will forget the historic charge of Zenyatta back in 2009 on this very track. The venerable super horse gave the field an 11-length head start before tracking them down with 200 yards to go to become the first filly/mare to win the Classic. She failed in her bid for an undefeated lifetime record at the 2010 classic, ran at Churchilll Downs, but she is still the Queen of Racing.
Breeders’ Cup Classic draws a star-studded field
Celebrating the ninth BCC to be held in California, Santa Anita Park is hosting this global horse racing event for the sixth time. The field promises to be packed with a star-studded field that is projected to include 2011 runners Game On Dude, Flat Out, and To Honor and Serve. Game On Dude is out to avenge his loss to Drosselmeyer, who “came from out of the clouds” to win the Classic by a length at Churchill Downs last year. Drosselmeyer helped Jockey Mike Smith get over his failed bid as was the mount on Zenyatta in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic.
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!