gold cup at santa anita

‘Very Competitive’ Lone Sailor Will Add Blinkers For Suburban

Trainer Tom Amoss plans on sending graded stakes winner Lone Sailor to Belmont Park for the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, one of six graded events scheduled for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival on July 6. The G M B Racing-owned son of Majestic Warrior has placed in three of his four starts this year, […]

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Vino Rosso Ships West To Upset Gift Box In Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso shipped to California for Monday’s Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita and took home the top prize in the $500,000 race, upsetting 3-5 favorite Gift Box to win by three-quarters of a length. Another invader, Lone Sailor, finished another 5 1/4 lengths back in third for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Bonanza

Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the holiday weekend. On the opposite coast, Santa Anita Park has a trio of Grade 1 races slated for Memorial Day including the Shoemaker Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Mile. Saturday May 25 2:12 p.m.—$125,000 […]

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Gift Box ‘Better Than Ever’ Ahead Of Monday’s Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s rapidly improving Gift Box, fresh off victory in the Santa Anita Handicap, bids for his second consecutive Grade I victory as he heads Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, to be contested for the 81st time at a mile and one quarter. Trained by John Sadler, Gift Box, who campaigned […]

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Gift Box ‘Excellent’ In Latest Work, To Be Reunited With Rosario In Gold Cup

Santa Anita Handicap winner Gift Box is on course for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Memorial Day after working six furlongs Saturday in 1:13.60. “It was an excellent work on this track,” said John Sadler, who won two races yesterday to move into third place in the standings, six wins behind […]

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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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