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.
Home Journey Headlines Strong Field for $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes
Home Journey tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Mike Puype. A five-year-old daughter of Good Journey, she has won five of her […]
Home Journey tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Mike Puype. A five-year-old daughter of Good Journey, she has won five of her twelve starts and earned the first stakes victory of her career last time out in the Las Cienegas Stakes (G3). In that race, she turned in a front-running effort to win by one-length over the favorite. Rafael Bejarano will be back in the irons and they are scheduled to break from the outside post.
Birdlover (GB) in sharp form this year
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Birdlover (GB) for trainer Doug O’Neill. A five-year-old daughter of Byron (GB), she has won five of her sixteen starts and has won two of her three starts this year since returning off of a year-long layoff. She was third last time out in the Wilshire Stakes (G3) in a photo finish as the favorite. She will get a jockey change to Mike Smith and they are slated to break from post position five.
First start off the bench for Alexis Tangier
Also in the field at morning line odds of 7-2 is Alexis Tangier for trainer Richard Mandella. A four-year-old daughter of Tiznow out of the multiple graded stakes winner Cambiocorsa, she has won three of her seven starts and was a minor stakes winner as a sophomore. She has been on the shelf since an eighth-place finish in the Autumn Miss Stakes (G3) and training steadily for her return. Victor Espinoza will be aboard from post position two.
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!