Weekend Lineup: Pegasus World Cup

The unquestionable highlight of this weekend’s racing is the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Saturday evening. It will be broadcast on NBC, and features 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner against a field of 11 others. Some of his biggest rivals include Sharp Azteca, West Coast, Collected, and even Stellar Wind.

Also on Saturday at Gulfstream are the G3 La Prevoyante, G3 Fred Hooper Stakes, G3 W.L. McKnight Stakes, and the G3 Hurricane Bertie Stakes. Irish-bred Apple Betty is the heavy favorite in the La Prevoyante, while the Hooper is more evenly matched between Tale of Silence and First Growth. Grade 1 winner Bullards Alley is the top choice for the McKnight, and Bodacious Babe features in the Hurricane Bertie.

Also on Saturday is the G3 Toboggan Stakes at Aqueduct, starring Grade 1 winner Takaful in a field of six.

California-breds are the headliners on Saturday at Santa Anita, including the $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic between He Will, Rye, and Smokey Image.

On Sunday, the spotlight turns to Sam Houston Race Park for the G3 John B. Connally Turf Cup and the G3 Houston Ladies Classic. The former features Mike Maker trainee Bigger Picture, and the Ladies Classic stars Actress and Valadorna.

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