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.
Seven Juvenile Fillies Set for $100,000 Bolton Landing Stakes
Island Saint has been installed as the morning line favorite for trainer Todd Pletcher. A chestnut daughter of Speightstown bred and owned by Siena Farm, she is entered for the […]
Island Saint has been installed as the morning line favorite for trainer Todd Pletcher. A chestnut daughter of Speightstown bred and owned by Siena Farm, she is entered for the main track only. She broke her maiden in her career debut as the favorite over a field of nine rivals when she went gate to wire to win by 2 ¾ lengths. John Velazquez piloted her to victory last time out and will be back aboard from the outside post.
Bruised Orange back after a trip to Royal Ascot
Second choice at odds of 2-1 is Bruised Orange, one of two fillies in the race for trainer Wesley Ward. A chestnut daughter of City Zip, she was purchased for $80,000 and will be making her first start since shipping to Great Britain to compete at Royal Ascot in June. She broke her maiden in her first start at Keeneland in April and will have jockey Rafael Hernandez aboard from post position two.
Laxfield Road part of a loaded pair for Ward
Also in the field is at odds of 5-2 is Laxfield Road, the other contender from the Wesley Ward barn. A bay daughter of Quality Road owned in part by wide receiver Wes Welker, she broke her maiden in her debut at Keeneland in April and subsequently finished fifteenth against stakes company at Royal Ascot. She has been training steadily since then and will have Joel Rosario aboard from post six.
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!