HORSE BETTING NEWS
Gulfstream Park gets the graded portion of its prestigious series of stakes for 3 year olds under way with the 29th running of the Holy Bull Stakes (G2). The Holy Bull gives points to the top four finishers that will help them earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate.
Headed by Jerry Hollendorfer's Shivermetimbers, Saturday's Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes has attracted a field of nine Kentucky Derby hopefuls at a mile and one sixteenth, with the winner to receive 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points.
Take Charge Paula will put her two race win streak to the test as she returns to graded company in the first start for her new connections in Saturday's $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3) - Race 10 at Gulfstream Park.
Trainer Graham Motion readily admits that he will derive special pride from saddling West Point Thoroughbreds' Untamed Domain for his 2018 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Dania Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
OffTrackBetting.com will offer a Cross Country Pick 4 featuring two races from Gulfstream, one from Santa Anita and one from Aqueduct.
Newly crowned 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner closed out a stellar career Saturday at Gulfstream Park, dominating a world class field to capture the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Florent Geroux.
As of January 23, 2018 all twelve contenders have been confirmed for the second running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). With a record breaking $16 million USD purse, the world's richest Thoroughbred horse race will be contested on January 27, 2018, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
This time around, instead of being the hunted, Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith in Saturday's $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, are among the hunters.
Collected and West Coast, in their final major drills for the world's richest race, the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park next Saturday, each went in company Sunday morning at Santa Anita under jockey Drayden Van Dyke.
Mr. Jordan is likely to be solidly favored in the Saturday's $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, but trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. isn't looking at the 1 1/8-mile race as a layup for his 6-year-old gelding.
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