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.
Full Field of Thirteen Ready for $75,000 Singletary Stakes
Royal Albert Hall (GB) has been tabbed as the favorite in the wide open field at odds of 7-2 on the morning line for trainer Doug O’Neill but is listed […]
Royal Albert Hall (GB) has been tabbed as the favorite in the wide open field at odds of 7-2 on the morning line for trainer Doug O’Neill but is listed as an also-eligible. A bay son of Royal Applause (GB), he has one win from eight starts which came in his native country. Since shipping stateside, he has been second in two of his three starts, most recently an optional claiming race. Flavien Pratt will be in the irons and they will break from the outside post.
Soul Driver trying for first stakes win
Second choice at 9-2 on the morning line is Soul Driver for trainer Jeff Mullins. A chestnut son of Street Boss, he has been on the board in four of his seven starts and will be trying to earn his first stakes victory. He has been on the shelf since finishing third in the Pasadena Stakes in March. He has had a recent bullet workout and will have Gary Stevens aboard from post position six.
Zinvor trying to move forward off last race
Also in the field at morning line odds of 5-1 is Zinvor for trainer John Sadler. A gelded son of Tribal Rule, he has won two of his nine starts and will be attempting to earn his first black type victory. After an allowance win in April, he will be trying to rebound after a fifth-place finish in the Snow Chief Stakes last time out. Victor Espinoza will be aboard and they will break from post five.
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!