Today’s Events

  • Aqueduct T 9:20 AM
  • Laurel T 9:25 AM
  • Monticello H 9:25 AM
  • Harrah’s Philly H 9:25 AM
  • Tampa Bay T 9:30 AM
  • Freehold H 9:30 AM
  • Gulfstream T 9:35 AM
  • Meadows H 9:45 AM
  • Fairgounds T 11:00 AM
  • Golden Gate T 12:45 PM
  • Los Alamitos T 1:00 PM
  • Penn National T 3:00 PM
  • Turfway T 3:15 PM
  • Western Fair H 3:15 PM
  • Evangeline Q 3:35 PM
  • Woodbine H 4:00 PM
  • Charles Town T 4:00 PM
  • Yonkers H 4:00 PM
  • Meadowlands H 4:15 PM
  • Cal Expo H 4:24 PM
  • Remington T 5:00 PM
  • Los Al Q 6:00 PM
  • Melbourne T 6:00 PM
  • Fraser Downs H 8:00 PM


     The Los Angeles County Fair Winter thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos will begin Friday, Dec. 4. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday (Dec. 4-6) this week and is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday (Dec. 10-13 and 17-20) the final two weeks. Post time will be 1 p.m on weekdays and 12:30 p.m. on weekends.

The LACF Winter meet will be highlighted by a pair of graded events for 2-year-olds – the Grade I, $300,000-guaranteed Starlet for fillies Saturday, Dec. 5 and the Grade II, $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday, Dec. 19.

The Starlet is one of the races on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks’’ with the winner receiving 10 points towards a berth in the Kentucky Oaks April 30, 2021 at Churchill Downs.

Among the leading candidates for the Starlet are Astute, winner of her last two starts for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, and Princess Noor, who suffered her first career loss in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies after three wins, including successes in two Grade I events – the Del Mar Debutante and Chandelier at Santa Anita. Princess Noor is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who will be seeking his fourth consecutive Starlet win after victories by Dream Tree (2017), Chasing Yesterday (2018) and Bast (2019).

The Futurity is one of the events on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby.’’ The winner earns 10 points towards a spot in the Kentucky Derby May 1, 2021.

Among the nominees to the Futurity are Classier, an impressive debut winner for Baffert Oct. 24, Del Mar Futurity runner-up Spielberg, Best Pal Stakes winner Weston and Hot Rod Charlie, second behind Essential Quality in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Nov. 6 at Keeneland.

Baffert has won all six renewals of the Futurity – Dortmund (2014), Mor Spirit (2015), Mastery (2016), McKinzie (2017), Improbable (2018) and Thousand Words (2019) – since the race was moved to Los Alamitos from Hollywood Park.

Baffert has won the Futurity, which was run in Inglewood from 1981-2013, a record 12 times.

Both the Futurity and the Starlet will be run at 1 1/16 miles.

The LACF Winter meet will also feature one other graded stakes – the Grade III, $100,000 Bayakoa. Restricted to fillies and mares (3-year-olds & up) at 1 1/16 miles, the Bayakoa will be run Sunday, Dec. 6.

Completing the stakes program are a pair of one-mile races for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California – the $100,000-guaranteed Soviet Problem for fillies and the $100,000-guaranteed King Glorious.

The Soviet Problem will be run Saturday, Dec. 12 while the King Glorious will be offered Sunday, Dec. 20.

Live racing will continue to be run with no spectators and only essential personnel allowed inside the facility to conduct the program.

The wagering menu includes the Pick Six – with the traditional 70/30 split and no jackpot provision – a pair of $1 Pick 4’s – races 2-5 and the final four races – as well as the popular Players’ Pick 5 – a 50-cent minimum wager with a reduced 14% takeout rate which is offered on the first five races.

Entries – which were taken Tuesday for the opening day program – were strong. A total of 85 horses were entered in eight races.



Horses having been trained outside of Southern California coming to compete at the Los Al Meet must be placed in barns of Trainers presently having horses in Southern California and must be placed under the exclusive care of a Southern California Trainer and his/her personnel.

The CHRB has advised that when horses coming from outside of Southern California are entered to run at the Los Al Meet, the horse’s original Trainer will be considered for purposes of entry and in the racing program as the Trainer and the Trainer whose barn the horse is stabled will be reflected as the substituted trainer.

As to a Trainer having horses both in Southern California and at GGF, it is expected that such Trainer will self-quarantine in accordance with CDC Guidelines if he/she has been exposed to Covid-19.  In any event, Trainers having been outside of Southern California during the month of November will be denied access to the Los Alamitos grounds in the absence of proof of a timely negative Covid-19 Test.

Jockeys and Valets who have not been riding/working at the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Meet but have been working/riding in Southern California must present proof of a timely negative Covid-19 Test prior to participating/working at the Los Al Meet.  Because of the existing circumstances, jockeys and valets at the Los Al Meet will be restricted to those who have been riding/working in Southern California.

Los Alamitos existing Protocols regarding Covid-19 will continue to be strictly enforced.  Those on the Los Alamitos grounds must wear face masks and practice social distancing. Admission to the grounds will continue to be subject to temperature checks and a health screening.

LA County Fair Meet at Los Alamitos open on Dec. 4

Five stakes races – three of which are graded – highlight the 2020 Los Angeles County Fair Winter thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The season will begin Friday, Dec. 4 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 20. Racing is scheduled to be conducted Friday-Sunday the first week (Dec. 4-6) with racing follow in the two subsequent weeks. Post time will be 1 p.m. on weekdays and 12:30 p.m. on weekends. Watch & wager on the action with your favorite ADW or at your nearest open satellite facility.

Pegasus World Cup Returns to Gulfstream

Limited Tickets Now Available Offering a Variety of Socially Distanced Experiences

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL (December 3, 2020) – The Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series is returning to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Launched in 2017 as part of 1/ST’s mission to modernize the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, the $4 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series has captured the attention of the racing industry, celebrities, and fans from around the world and has cemented itself as a premier event on the racing calendar.

Evolving into a Championship Invitational Series featuring two Grade 1 (G1) stakes races, the Pegasus World Cup in 2021 will feature a combined $4 million purse. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), run on the dirt at 1 1/8 miles, offers a $3 million total purse. The Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1), run on the turf at 1 3/16 miles, offers a $1 million purse. 1/ST entirely provides the $4 million total purse contribution.

This year’s event will provide exciting opportunities in North American Thoroughbred racing for horse owners by showcasing their equine athletes competing free of medications on race day while providing the winner of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational with an automatic entry into the 2021 $20 million Saudi Cup. The medication-free format, for both the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, is consistent with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) standards and reflects the commitment that 1/ST, along with other major racing organizations and associations, made in April 2019 to eliminate Lasix in all graded stakes races in 2021.

In 2021, the Pegasus World Cup continues to innovate by redefining the guest experience with limited, socially distanced ticket offerings for every race day enthusiast. From the action of the Grandstand to elegant dining in Ten Palms to the luxury of the Flamingo Room and Suites, guests will enjoy a day of world-class Thoroughbred racing excitement and gourmet food and hospitality in safety. Reserved seating tickets and packages range in price from $100.00 – $1,150.00+.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the Pegasus World Cup Box Office at Gulfstream Park at 1-833-464-7924 between 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ET, daily.

Wagering on the 2021 Pegasus World Cup can be enjoyed regardless of where fans view the race day card with handicapping tools available on the 1/ST BET app. Part of the 1/ST TECHNOLOGY suite of handicapping and betting products, 1/ST BET is changing the game by delivering a user-friendly experience that suits everyone from the experienced horseplayer to the first-timer.

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, 1/ST has developed and implemented industry-leading COVID-19 safety measures at its tracks and facilities across the United States. The 2021 Pegasus World Cup will implement strict social distancing protocols and new health and safety guidelines for riders and spectators. On-premise, attendance for this year’s event has been reduced to 20% to allow all guests to socially distance accordingly. Thermal sensing cameras at all entrances check guest temperatures, and masks are required. Cleaning protocols provide regular sanitizing of public spaces, and cashless wagering via 1/ST BET eliminates handling of currency. For more information on the health and safety measures for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, please click here.

At the 2020 Pegasus World Cup, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Justise Winslow, Kelly Olynyk, DJ Cassidy, Jake Paul, Dr. Mike, Zion, Alec Monopoly and Cedric Gervais witnessed Mucho Gusto win the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational purse and Zulu Alpha win the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Turf Invitational. Afterward, guests and stars alike enjoyed a concert with performances by Nelly and T-Pain.

NBC Sports returns as the official broadcast partner of the 2021 Pegasus World Cup and will broadcast the race day excitement live from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm ET.

For more information about Pegasus World Cup, please visit and follow the excitement on social media @PegasusWorldCup and #PegasusWorldCup #RunWithUs.

Pegasus Turf Candidates among Nominees for Fort Lauderdale

Grade 2 Stakes Headlines Dec. 12 Card with Four Graded Races

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2), one of four graded stakes slated for Dec. 12 at Gulfstream Park, received 26 nominations, including several candidates for the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Jan. 23 at the historic Hallandale Beach racetrack.

The 1 1/8-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and up will headline a program that will include the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3), $100,000 Rampart (G3) and $100,000 Sugar Swirl (G3), as well as the $75,000 My Charmer.

The 64th running of the Fort Lauderdale attracted four nominations from trainer Chad Brown, who saddled Instilled Regard for a victory in last year’s renewal, and six nominations from trainer Michael Maker, who saddled Shining Copper for a victory in 2018.

Maker saddled Zulu Alpha to victory in last year’s Pegasus World Cup Turf and Brown saddled 2019 winner Bricks and Mortar.

Brown has nominated William Lawrence’s Analyze It, a multiple graded-stakes winner who was a head and a neck away from becoming a multiple Grade 1 winner; Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Delaware, OXO Equine LLC’s Greyes Creek, and e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Michael Ryan’s Valid Point.

Maker is represented on the nominations list by Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Big Agenda, Michael Dubb’s Hieroglyphics, Dubb and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s Muggsamatic, Skychai Racing LLC and David Koenig’s Somelikeithotbrown, as well as Three Diamonds Farm’s Marzo and Tide of the Sea.

Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s Factor This, the winner of four Grade 2 stakes in 2020, has been nominated to the Fort Lauderdale. The Brad Cox-trained 5-year-old son of The Factor, who finished second in the Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs, is coming off a troubled sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Keeneland.

Trainer Todd Pletcher is represented on the nomination list by Harrell Ventures LLC’s Halladay, who finished one position behind Factor This in the Breeders’ Cup Mile after capturing the Fourstardave (G1) at Saratoga; and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners LLC and Twin Creek Racing Stables LLC’s Largent, a late-developing son of Into Mischief who has finished first or second in all six starts this year.

Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat, whom Pletcher saddled for a third-place finish in last year’s Fort Lauderdale, has been transferred to Calumet private trainer Jack Sisterson, who nominated the son of Gulfstream Park 1 1/18-mile course-record holder English Channel (1:44.51; 2006).

Terry Hamilton’s Spooky Channel, who won the McKnight (G3) at Gulfstream after finishing off the board in the Fort Lauderdale following a troubled start last year, is on this year’s noms list for trainer Brian Lynch, who saddled Heart to Heart for a Fort Lauderdale score in 2016.

Grade 1 winners Mind Control and Math Wizard are among the 15 nominations for the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3), a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables LLC’s Mind Control, who captured the 2019 H. Allen Jerkens (G1) at Saratoga, has earned in excess of $1 million in earns for trainer Gregory Sacco. John Fanelli and partners’ Math Wizard captured the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx in 2019.

Marianne Stribling and partners’ Phat Man, who finished second in last year’s Harlan’s Holiday before winning the Fred Hooper (G3) and finishing second in the Gulfstream Mile (G2), has been nominated to this year’s edition by trainer Kent Sweezey.

Alshareef Hazzaa Shaker Alabdali’s Tatweej, a late-developing $2.5 million yearling purchase who has won his last three races going away over Gulfstream’s main track, has been nominated by trainer Todd Pletcher.

Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Jesus’ Team, runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) and third-place finisher in the Preakness (G1), is nominated to the Harlan’s Holiday but is scheduled to run in Saturday’s $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel with an eye toward the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).

The Rampart, a mile race for fillies and mares, received 15 nominations, including Letruska, a multiple stakes winner at Gulfstream who captured the Shuvee (G3) at Saratoga.

The Sugar Swirl, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares received 15 nominations, including Shooting Start Stable’s Cinnabunny, a new Brad Cox trainee coming off back-to-back allowance wins at Parx.

The $75,000 My Charmer, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares, drew 18 nominations.

Jesus Team Returns to Roots in Saturday’s Claiming Crown Jewel

Pegasus World Cup (G1) Could be Next for Overachieving Gelding
Jewel Headlines Claiming Crown Program with Nine Stakes

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Grade 1 stakes-placed in his two most recent starts, Jesus’ Team will return to his roots Saturday with a start in the $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park.

Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s 3-year-old gelding, who became eligible for the Jewel while winning a claiming race for maidens at Gulfstream last March, is scheduled to use the Claiming Crown headliner as a prep for a planned start in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Jan. 23.

The Jewel, a 1 1/8-mile stakes for 3-year-olds and up that started for a claiming price of $35,000 or lower, will be featured among nine stakes restricted to horses that have started for a claiming price at least once.

Jesus’ Team enters the Jewel off a third-place finish in the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico and a second-place finish Nov. 7 in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland – unlikely results from a horse that broke his maiden for a $32,000 claiming price in his fifth career start March 18.

“He went to Ocala for 10 days after the Breeders’ Cup. He is training very good for the Claiming Crown,” sand trainer Jose D’Angelo, whose stable is based at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. “I think this is a good race for him before the Pegasus. He needs a race before the Pegasus.”

After his breakthrough 3 ¾-length maiden win, Jesus’ Team was transferred to D’Angelo, for whom the son of Tapiture came right back to score a dominating 6 ¾-length victory in a $25,000 claiming race May 8. A most promising second-place finish behind graded-stakes winner Sole Volante in a stakes-quality June 10 optional claiming allowance at Gulfstream raised the expectations of his connections.

Following a creditable fourth behind future Kentucky Derby (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Authentic in the Haskell (G1) and a runner-up finish in the ungraded Pegasus at Monmouth, Jesus’ Team finished third in the Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga while equipped with blinkers for the first time. The Kentucky-bred gelding, who was purchased for $30,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September sale, overcame traffic on the far turn to finish a distant third behind Gulfstream Park Oaks winner Swiss Skydiver and Authentic at 40-1 in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Sent to post at 62-1 for the Dirt Mile, Jesus’ Team closed to finish second behind runaway winner Knicks Go.”

“I am very proud of my horse. He’s getting better and better with every race,” D’Angelo said. “I think he will run a very good race Saturday.”

D’Angelo was the leading trainer in Venezuela before joining his father Francisco, also a former titlist in Venezuela, in South Florida in 2019.

“I’m happy for the races Jesus’s Team has run. He has made me very proud,” said D’Angelo, who saddled his first horse in the U.S. in June 2019 and saddled his first winner with his second starter three weeks later. “I’m happy to be training in this amazing country.”
Luis Saez, who was aboard for the Dirt Mile, has the return mount Saturday.

Calumet Farm’s Dack Janiel’s, also a horse who performed extremely well on Breeders’ Cup Weekend at Keeneland, is scheduled to seek his first stakes victory in the Claiming Crown Jewel.

The Jack Sisterson-trained 3-year-old gelding is coming off a third-place finish in the $200,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G2). Dack Janiel’s set or pressed the pace to hold a narrow lead in mid-stretch before weakening late in the 1 5/8-mile route.

“Dack Janiel’s is a horse that has always overachieved for us, but he really thrives on racing. He just won 10 days before the Thoroughbred [Aftercare] Alliance, but we wheeled him back in a week at Oaklawn [in April] and he won bringing him back quick,” Sisterson said. “He seems to thrive on his training and running, so we ran him [at Keeneland] and he ran a competitive race against some tough horses. Fortunately, he’s eligible for Claiming Crown Jewel.”

Dack Janiel’s became eligible for the Jewel in January when he ran third in a $30,000 maiden claiming race on turf at Fair Grounds. The son of Tonalist came right back to win an off-the-turf maiden special weight race at Fair Grounds a month later. After finishing off the board in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway, Dack Janiel’s followed up a fourth-place allowance finish at Oaklawn with a starter allowance victory eight days later. Winless in his next three starts, he returned to winning form in a $50,000 claiming race at Keeneland that set him up for his strong showing in the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

“He’s very straightforward. He trains himself. There’s no hiding his running style. He goes right to the front,” said Sisterson, who will train in South Florida for the first time this winter. “He seems to run his best races forwardly placed, so we’re obviously not hiding any tactics heading into next Saturday.”

Julien Leparoux has the mount on the Calumet Farm homebred.

Team Valor International and David Burnett’s Storm Runner, who finished seventh in the 2018 Florida Derby (G1), has returned to Gulfstream to run in the Jewel. The Dale Romans-trained son of Get Stormy became eligible for the Jewel by coming off a seven-month layoff to win a $20,000 claiming race at Churchill Downs June 28. Following a four-month layoff, Storm Runner captured a Nov. 4 starter allowance on turf at Churchill Downs.
Corey Lanerie has the call aboard Storm Runner.

Trainer Michael Maker, who has saddled a record 17 Claiming Crown winners, will send out Paradise Farms Corp.’s Treasure Trove for a start in the Jewel. The 4-year-old son of Tapizar was claimed for $40,000 out of his most recent start, a second-place finish in an optional claiming allowance at Indiana Downs.

Tyler Gaffalione, who captured titles at all six meeting in Kentucky this year, has the call.

Leitone, the defending Jewel champion, will defend his title for owner/trainer Victor Carrasco Jr., who claimed the Chilean-bred 6-year-old for $40,000 out of a victory at Belmont Park June 20. The son of Dunkirk has been off-the-board in his two starts since being claimed.

Hector Berrios has the call aboard Leitone.

Stakes-placed on turf last time out, D P Racing LLC’s Prince of Arabia will move to dirt for the Jewel. The 7-year-old gelding, who finished a troubled third in the Ricard Henry Lee last out, achieved his most recent victory in an off-the-turf Feb. 20 optional claiming allowance at Gulfstream. Robby Albarado is scheduled to ride Prince of Arabia for the first time.

My Purple Haze Stable’s Rebelde and Flying Pheasant Farm LLC’s Toughest ‘Ombre round out the field.


December 4, 2020



The CTHS is exploring the possibility of an online CTHS Thoroughbred Mixed Sale which would be held in mid to late January 2021. The sale would involve Thoroughbred consignors from across Canada and would provide an opportunity for consignors who may not have taken part in the regular CTHS Sales, those who had RNA’s on recent sales entries or anyone else who wishes to move some of their stock as we go into the new year.

The CTHS. has been in discussions with the Wanamaker’s Sales Company who have quoted an entry fee of $300.00 CDN, no commission on an RNA, a flat commission of $50 (hammer up to $2,000) and a 3% commission on all sold over $2,000. If you are not familiar with the Wanamaker’s, their website can be found at: We are exploring this as an option and need to know what level of interest there is amongst our consignors.

If you are interested in consigning in an online CTHS Thoroughbred Mixed Sale, contact the CTHS (BC Division) office at (604) 534-0145 or with the information regarding the Thoroughbreds you would be entering into the sale no later than Tuesday, December 15th. Also, please feel free to contact the CTHS (BC Division) office for further information or questions regarding this initiative.




Grant Watson



The Right Horse Helps Home More Than 2,600 Horses in 2020

Through its online adoption platform, My Right Horse, the program helps its adoption partners connect with individuals across the country who want to provide homes for horses in transition.

The Right Horse Helps Home More Than 2,600 Horses in 2020
The Right Horse Initiative has helped more than 2,600 equines find homes in its first year as an official program of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Established in 2016, The Right Horse Initiative merged with the ASPCA in November 2019 and remains focused on massively increasing the number of successful horse adoptions in the U.S. and improving the number of positive outcomes for horses in transition as they move from one home, career, or owner to the next. 

“In just one year, the ASPCA’s Right Horse Initiative has made a tremendous impact in the effort to help at-risk horses by bringing together leading voices from the equine community to focus on our shared cause,” said Matt Bershadker, ASPCA president and CEO. “This kind of collaboration is critical to ensuring horses in transition are protected and find life-saving opportunities in new homes and careers nationwide.”

Through its online adoption platform, My Right Horse, the initiative has helped its adoption partners connect with compassionate individuals across the country who are stepping up to provide loving homes for horses in transition. As shelters and rescues face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Right Horse partner organizations continue to work swiftly to match the horses in their care with foster and adoptive families, working to place 20% more horses in 2020 than the previous year.

“Despite challenges resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, adoption and industry partners of the Right Horse Initiative have made incredible strides in their respective communities and corners of the equine industry by helping thousands of horses find homes, providing critical resources and raising awareness of equine adoption,” said Emily Weiss, PhD, Cert. AAB, vice president of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “The power of the Right Horse Initiative lies in our partners, and together we will continue to improve the lives of countless more horses.”

In addition to its adoption partners, The Right Horse Initiative hosts a collective of more than 50 industry professionals and advocates working together to reframe the conversation around equine adoption. In 2020 The Right Horse welcomed 11 new industry collaborators, including the Compton Cowboys, the Parelli Foundation, The Pinto Horse Association and EAGALA. The Initiative, alongside its industry advocates, has launched innovative programming, such as high-visibility training programs, focused on supporting horses in transition to more efficiently move horses into their next careers.

To further foster these dynamic collaborations, The Right Horse hosted its first-ever virtual Summit in September 2020, attended by nearly 200 industry pioneers and leaders in equine welfare. It was an opportunity to celebrate the collective work being done to shatter stigmas about horses in transition and massively increase equine adoption.

To foster or adopt an equine, visit, and access tools to advocate for horses in need of homes. For more information about the ASPCA’s efforts to help horses, please visit