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.
Go West Marie Headlines Field for $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes
Go West Marie tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Eddie Truman. A four-year-old daughter of Western Fame, the California-bred filly has won […]
Go West Marie tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Eddie Truman. A four-year-old daughter of Western Fame, the California-bred filly has won six of her eighteen starts and will be trying to earn the first graded stakes score of her career. She is two for two over the downhill turf this year and was last seen winning the Irish O’Brien Stakes as the favorite over six rivals. Gary Stevens will remain aboard from post position six.
Blingismything aiming for first graded stakes victory
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Blingismything for trainer Eric Kruljac. A five-year-old daughter of Arch, she has won three of her eight career starts and will be trying to earn the first graded stakes victory of her career. Winless from two starts this year; she has been on the board in both starts against stakes company and was third last time out in the Buena Vista (G2). Elvis Trujillo will be aboard from post position five.
Living the Life (IRE) switching to the turf
Also in the field at odds of 9-2 on the morning line is Living the Life (IRE) for trainer Gary Mandella. A five-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand (GB), she began her career in Great Britain and made her stateside debut in August at Del Mar. She has won three of her four North American starts and will be switching to the turf after winning on synthetics last time out. Flavien Prat will remain aboard from post position three.
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!