Article posted on Saturday 17 February
One of two qualifying races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby, the El Camino Real Derby is unique in that the horses run the 1 1/8 miles race on the all-weather track at northern California's Golden Gate Fields. The race has drawn a field of nine, and the winner will grab 10 Derby qualifying points.
On an excellent day of racing at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, the $200,000 (G2) Rachel Alexandra Stakes for three-year-old fillies is a qualifier for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks. Eight have been entered to chase the purse money over 1 1/16 miles on the dirt, with a win sealing a spot in the Oaks' lineup.
The first Kentucky Derby qualifying race in North America to offer 50 points to the winner goes this Saturday from Fair Grounds in New Orleans with the running of the $400,000 (G2) Risen Star Stakes. Ten have drawn into the field to run 1 1/16 miles on the Fair Grounds dirt course.
Article posted on Wednesday 14 February
The very first Oaks and Derby races in the world, the Epsom Oaks and Epsom Derby have been run continuously in the UK since the late 1700s. This year's races are set to go on June 1, and June 2, respectively, and today we take a look at a few of the double-digit future bet options at Bovada.
There's only one Kentucky Derby qualifying race on the schedule for Saturday, but it should be a good one. The (G3) Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs goes 1 1/16 miles on the dirt and offers a purse of $250,000, while the field includes two runners currently in the Top 20 in Derby qualifying.
Article posted on Friday 09 February
Until the launch of the Pegasus World Cup in the United States two years ago, the $10 million Dubai World Cup was by far the richest horse race in the world. Despite it's second-place status in purse money, it's still a major event, and Bovada has future bet options on the March 31 race.
Arguably the most competitive of three Kentucky Derby qualifying races to be run on Saturday is the (G3) Withers Stakes at Aqueduct in New York. The field of six will race 1 1/8 miles on the dirt for a purse of $250,000, and includes Firenze Fire, currently second on the Derby leaderboard.
The last of three Kentucky Derby qualifying prep races to be run on Saturday, the (G3) Robert B Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita will bring together nine three-year-old colts. They'll run 1 1/16 miles on the dirt for a total purse of $150,000, with the top four also gaining Derby qualifying points.
Article posted on Wednesday 31 January
As trainers in North America point their best three-year-old colts and fillies toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks on the first weekend in May, across the pond they're aiming for the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, held on the same weekend at Newmarket. Here's a look at the updated Bovada future bets.
The 12 spots in the starting gate have been filled and the field is set for Saturday's running of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup from Gulfstream race track in Florida. The field is led by 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, making the final start of his outstanding career.