gold cup at santa anita

May 27 Gold Cup Day Highlights Santa Anita Spring Stakes Schedule

Santa Anita’s 2019 Spring Stakes Schedule, which runs from Saturday, April 13, through Sunday, June 23, will offer fans and horsemen a total of 35 added money events, headlined by three Grade I, half million dollar stakes, all on May 27—the Gold Cup at Santa Anita, the Gamely and the Shoemaker Mile (turf). In all, […]

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Accelerate Again Awesome In Awesome Again

It happened again. Despite some unusual mid-race tactics, Kosta Hronis’ Accelerate powered clear to a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, adding to a year in which he has won the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, and Pacific Classic. Off as the 1-5 favorite, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Accelerate Overwhelms Dr. Dorr In Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate continues to be in top form this year for trainer John Sadler: the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky kicked clear in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Accelerate completed 1 1/4 miles over the fast main track […]

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City Of Light Bids For Fourth Straight In Gold Cup At Santa Anita

With three consecutive graded stakes wins to his credit, trainer Michael McCarthy’s City of Light, John Sadler’s consistent, hard-hitting Accelerate and Bob Baffert’s upstart Dr. Dorr head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up going a mile and a quarter in the 79th running of the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita this […]

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Grade 1 Winner Cupid To Stand At Ashford Stud In 2018

The Bob Baffert-trained Cupid, who earned a Beyer Figure of 108 when winning this year’s Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, will retire to Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2018. The son of Tapit makes his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Del Mar. One of the best three-year-olds of his […]

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Luego De Ocho Meses Sin Correr, Cupid Reaparece Ganando En La Gold Cup

Reaparecer luego de ocho meses sin correr no es tarea fácil para ningún caballo. Es más complicado cuando esa carrera es en 2000 metros, y es aún más complicado cuando, además, se trata de una selectiva Grado 1. Ese fue el panorama que enfrentó Cupid al volver a la acción el pasado sábado en la […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Gold Rush

The weekend’s graded stakes action was highlighted by two Grade 1 races, both at Santa Anita – the Gold Cup, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event, and the seven furlong Triple Bend Stakes. Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson notched the first G1 victory of his career when taking the Triple Bend by a half-length. Later on […]

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Wrona Reflects On 1990 Gold Cup After Melatonin’s ‘Classy’ Victory

It was 26 years ago, June 24, 1990, when a newly arrived 24-year-old Australian race caller named Michael Wrona called the action as reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion, Horse of the Year and past Kentucky Derby winner Sunday Silence went toe to toe with eventual Horse of the Year Criminal Type in the 50th Grade […]

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‘Overnight Sensation’ Melatonin Could Wait For Awesome Again As Next Start

Melatonin, racing’s newest “overnight sensation,” was resting on his expanding laurels Sunday at Santa Anita, where the son of Kodiak Kowboy is unbeaten in four races, including two Grade I’s, the Santa Anita Handicap and yesterday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The growing fan base of the five-year-old gelding trained by David Hofmans for Susan […]

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Melatonin Completes Big ‘Cap-Gold Cup Double In Style For Hofmans

Susan Osborne’s (Tarabilla Farm) Melatonin was the stylish 1 1/2-length winner of The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Saturday, completing the elusive Santa Anita Handicap-Gold Cup double for trainer David Hofmans. The Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event, earns the 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy an […]

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