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 Ready for $75,000 Brandywine Stakes
Richies Sweetheart is the 2/1 morning line favorite for trainer Larry Rivelli, and has been a consistent turf sprinter throughout her 20-race career, capturing 10 wins and earning $307,995. The […]
Richies Sweetheart is the 2/1 morning line favorite for trainer Larry Rivelli, and has been a consistent turf sprinter throughout her 20-race career, capturing 10 wins and earning $307,995. The four year-old daughter of Bring the Heat will venture away from her Arlington Park base, where she has won her last two starts, and has finished worse than second just once. Jockey E.T. Baird gets the call breaking from post two.
Gal About Town could be live
Gal About Town (5/1) has flashed major ability at times, and exits an allowance score at Churchill Downs after two off-the-board finishes in stakes competition. The Glenn Brookfield-trainee finished second in the Captiva Island Stakes March 18 at Gulfstream and was multiple-graded stakes placed on dirt as a two year-old in 2012. With 5 wins in 16 starts to go with 6 second-place finishes and a third, Gal About Town has banked $283,631. The five year-old daughter of City Zip will break from post eleven under jockey Israel Ocampo.
Don't sleep on Richies Party Girl
At 8/1 odds, Richies Party Girl may be overlooked in the wagering despite finishing third in the Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 9 at Churchill and second against allowance foes June 7. The Wesley Ward trainee has captured 5 of 13 career starts and could be dangerous if she is able to return to her 2014 form where she won a pair of stakes races.
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!