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Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes

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The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes is a Grade I American thoroughbred horse race for horses age three and older over a distance of ​1 14 miles on the dirt held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California in May. The race currently offers a purse of $500,000.

Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes
Grade I race
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Lava Man winning the 2007 Gold Cup
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, U.S.
1938–2014 at Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California
Inaugurated1938 as Hollywood Gold Cup
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitewww.santaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds and up
WeightHandicap
Purse$500,000 (2016)

HistoryEdit

Early beginningsEdit

The race inaugurated in 1938 at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California as the Hollywood Gold Cup.

Hollywood Park Racetrack opened its doors on June 10, 1938, and Seabiscuit, under jockey George Woolf, won the $50,000 added race's inaugural running on July 16.

The race was not run in 1942 or 1943, due to Hollywood Park being closed and used as an airplane parts storage depot during World War II.

Post WWIIEdit

In 1949, the Hollywood Gold Cup, as well as the entire 1949 meeting, was held at Santa Anita Park, due to a devastating fire at Hollywood Park on the night of May 5, 1949. Solidarity won the 1949 running on July 16. The Hollywood Park grandstand was rebuilt and the facility reopened in time for a two-part split 1950 season. The 1950 Hollywood Gold Cup, won by Noor, was held in the second part or Fall–Winter part of the split, on December 9, 1950. The following summer, the race returned to its usual mid-July running and Citation, in his final race, won the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 14, 1951, becoming the first thoroughbred racehorse to hit the career earnings mark of one million dollars.

Modern EraEdit

In 1980, Mary Lou Tuck became the first woman trainer to win the Hollywood Gold Cup with Go West Young Man.

In 1999, the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century was published, and fourteen horses on the list had won the Hollywood Gold Cup: Citation, Affirmed, Round Table, Cigar, Swaps, Seabiscuit, Skip Away, Gallant Man, Challedon, Ack Ack, Native Diver, Noor, Two Lea and Exceller.

In the 73rd running of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012, Chantal Sutherland, aboard Game On Dude, became the first female jockey to win the race. Game On Dude had also been Sutherland's mount in the previous year's running, finishing second by a nose to First Dude. The ride had given Sutherland the distinction of being the first female jockey to have a mount in the Hollywood Gold Cup.

Fillies or Mare winnersEdit

Only three fillies or mares have ever won the (Hollywood) Gold Cup. Happy Issue was the first in 1944, followed by Two Lea in 1952 and Princessnesian in 1968.[1]

Change of venue and nameEdit

Following the closure of Hollywood Park, the race moved to Santa Anita Park in 2014 (where the race was run in 1949 because of a fire at Hollywood Park) and renamed the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes.

The event is a Breeders' Cup Classic "Win and You're In" qualifier.

The event is one of the premier distance races on the West Coast of the United States, along with the Santa Anita Handicap from Santa Anita Park, and the Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar Racetrack.

Race conditionsEdit

It was run as a handicap race until 1997, when it was switched to weight-for-age conditions. In 2005, the Gold Cup returned to the original handicap format.

RecordsEdit

Time record:

  • 1:58.20 - Quack (1972) (on natural dirt) (New track record, equaled world record)
  • 2:00.75 - Rail Trip (2009) (on Cushion Track)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Charles S. Howard (1938, 1939, 1950)
  • 3 - Calumet Farm (1951, 1952, 1990)
  • 3 - Louis K. Shapiro (1965, 1966, 1967)
  • 3 - STD Racing Stable/Jason Wood (2005, 2006, 2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
Held at Santa Anita Park
2019 Vino Rosso 4 John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable 1 14 2:03.00 I
2018 Accelerate 5 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1 14 2:01.38 I
2017 Cupid 4 Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Michael Tabor/Mrs. John Magnier/Derrick Smith 1 14 2:00.89 I
2016 Melatonin 5 Joseph Talamo David E. Hofmans Tarabilla Farms 1 14 1:59.79 I
2015 Hard Aces 5 Victor Espinoza John W. Sadler Hronis Racing 1 14 2:02.46 I
2014 Majestic Harbor 6 Tyler Baze Sean McCarthy Gallant Stable 1 14 2:01.53 I
Held at Hollywood Park
2013 Game On Dude 6 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Diamond Pride/Lanni Family Trust/Mercedes Stable/Schiappa 1 14 2:01.88 I
2012 Game On Dude 5 Chantal Sutherland Bob Baffert Diamond Pride/Lanni Family Trust/Mercedes Stable/Schiappa 1 14 2:04.19 I
2011 First Dude 6 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Donald R. Dizney 1 14 2:01.57 I
2010 Awesome Gem 7 David Flores Craig Dollase WestPoint Thoroughbreds 1 14 2:03.31 I
2009 Rail Trip 4 Jose Valdivia Jr. Ronald W. Ellis Jay Em Ess Stable 1 14 2:00.75 I
2008 Mast Track 4 Tyler Baze Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel 1 14 2:01.37 I
2007 Lava Man 6 Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill STD Racing/J. Wood 1 14 2:03.21 I
2006 Lava Man 5 Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill STD Racing/J. Wood 1 14 2:01.16 I
2005 Lava Man 4 Pat Valenzuela Doug O'Neill STD Racing/J. Wood 1 14 1:59.63 I
2004 Total Impact 6 Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux Prince Sultan al Kabeer 1 14 2:00.72 I
2003 Congaree 5 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1 14 2:00.48 I
2002 Sky Jack 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Doug O'Neill Rene & Margie Lambert 1 14 2:01.73 I
2001 Aptitude 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 14 2:01.79 I
2000 Early Pioneer 5 Victor Espinoza Vladimir Cerin David & Holly Wilson 1 14 2:01.40 I
1999 Real Quiet 4 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1 14 1:59.67 I
1998 Skip Away 5 Jerry Bailey Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1 14 2:00.16 I
1997 Gentlemen (ARG) 5 Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Randall Dee Hubbard 1 14 1:59.26 I
1996 Siphon 5 David Flores Richard Mandella Rio Claro Thoroughbreds 1 14 2:00.50 I
1995 Cigar 5 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1 14 1:59.46 I
1994 Slew of Damascus 6 Gary Stevens Craig G. Roberts Naccarato, Harbeston & Losh[2] 1 14 2:00.76 I
1993 Best Pal 5 Corey Black Gary F. Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1 14 2:00.17 I
1992 Sultry Song 4 Jerry Bailey Patrick Kelly Live Oak Racing 1 14 2:00.23 I
1991 Marquetry 4 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 14 1:59.50 I
1990 Criminal Type 5 Jose Santos D. Wayne Lukas Calumet/J. K. Arnemann 1 14 1:59.80 I
1989 Blushing John 4 Pat Day Richard J. Lundy Allen E. Paulson 1 14 2:00.40 I
1988 Cutlass Reality 6 Gary Stevens Craig A. Lewis Howard Crash/Jim Hankoff 1 14 1:59.40 I
1987 Ferdinand 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Elizabeth A. Keck 1 14 2:00.60 I
1986 Super Diamond 6 Laffit Pincay Jr. Edwin J. Gregson Roland Sahm 1 14 2:00.40 I
1985 Greinton 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Charles Whittingham Mary J. Bradley et al. 1 14 1:58.40 I
1984 Desert Wine 4 Chris McCarron Jerry M. Fanning T90 Ranch 1 14 2:00.40 I
1983 Island Whirl 3 Ed Delahoussaye Laz Barrera Elcee-H Stable 1 14 1:59.40 I
1982 Perrault 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Charles Whittingham T. van Zuylen/S. Fradkoff 1 14 1:59.20 I
1981 Eleven Stitches 4 Sandy Hawley Donn Luby Morey & Claudia Mirkin 1 14 2:04.00 I
1980 Go West Young Man 5 Ed Delahoussaye Mary Lou Tuck Wild Plum Farm 1 14 1:58.80 I
1979 Affirmed 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1 14 1:58.40 I
1978 Exceller 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 1 14 1:59.20 I
1977 Crystal Water 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Roger Clapp Connie M. Ring 1 14 2:00.00 I
1976 Pay Tribute 4 Marco Castaneda Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1 14 1:58.80 I
1975 Ancient Title 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Keith L. Stucki Sr. Kirkland Stable 1 14 1:59.20 I
1974 Tree of Knowledge 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Pin Oak Stud 1 14 1:59.80 I
1973 Kennedy Road 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Helen G. Stollery 1 14 1:59.40 I
1972 Quack 3 Donald Pierce Charles Whittingham Bwamazon Farm 1 14 1:58.20
1971 Ack Ack 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Buddy Fogelson 1 14 1:59.80
1970 Pleasure Seeker 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. Carl Vandervoort Jr. Carl Vandervoort Jr. 1 14 1:59.40
1969 Figonero 4 Alvaro Pineda Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1 14 1:58.80
1968 Princessnesian 4 Donald Pierce James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1 14 1:59.80
1967 Native Diver 8 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick Louis K. Shapiro 1 14 1:58.80
1966 Native Diver 7 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick Louis K. Shapiro 1 14 2:00.00
1965 Native Diver 6 Jerry Lambert Buster Millerick Louis K. Shapiro 1 14 2:00.20
1964 Colorado King 5 Ray York Wally Dunn Poltex Stable 1 14 2:00.40
1963 Cadiz 7 Eddie Burns Robert L. Wheeler Vicgray Farm 1 14 1:59.60
1962 Prove It 5 Henry E. Moreno Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth 1 14 2:00.00
1961 Prince Blessed 4 Johnny Longden James I. Nazworthy Kerr Stable 1 14 1:59.80
1960 Dotted Swiss 4 Eddie Burns Robert L. Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1 14 1:59.40
1959 Hillsdale 4 Tommy Barrow Martin L. Fallon Jr. Clarence Whitted Smith 1 14 1:59.20
1958 Gallant Man 4 Bill Shoemaker John A. Nerud Ralph Lowe 1 14 2:01.60
1957 Round Table 3 Bill Shoemaker William Molter Kerr Stable 1 14 1:58.60
1956 Swaps 4 Bill Shoemaker Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth 1 14 1:58.60
1955 Rejected 5 Gordon Glisson William J. Hirsch King Ranch 1 14 1:59.60
1954 Correspondent 4 Eddie Arcaro Wally Dunn Mrs. Gordon Guiberson 1 14 2:00.80
1953 Royal Serenade 5 Johnny Longden Vance Longden Alberta Ranches, Ltd. 1 14 2:00.80
1952 Two Lea 6 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1 14 2:00.20
1951 Citation 6 Steve Brooks Horace A. Jones Calumet Farm 1 14 2:01.00
1950 Noor 5 Johnny Longden Burley Parke Charles S. Howard 1 14 1:59.80
‡1949 Solidarity 4 Ralph Neves Carl A. Roles Bernice Curland Goldstone 1 14 2:01.20
1948 Shannon 7 Johnny Adams William Molter Neil S. McCarthy 1 14 2:01.60
1947 Cover Up 4 Robert Permane Ross Brinson Zack Addington 1 14 2:00.00
1946 Triplicate 5 Basil James Clyde Phillips Fred Astaire 1 14 2:00.40
1945 Challenge Me 4 Anthony Skoronski Dan Cataldo Brolite Farm 1 14 2:00.40
1944 Happy Issue 4 Hedley Woodhouse Jean Charles Pinon Happy Stable 1 14 2:01.60
1942–43 Race not held
1941 Big Pebble 5 Jack Westrope William Finnegan Circle M. Ranch 1 14 2:02.60
1940 Challedon 4 George Woolf Louis Schaefer William L. Brann 1 14 2:02.00
1939 Kayak II 4 George Woolf Tom Smith Charles S. Howard 1 14 2:02.60
1938 Seabiscuit 5 George Woolf Tom Smith Charles S. Howard 1 14 2:03.80

Notes:
‡ 1949 Event held at Santa Anita Park due to reconstruction of Hollywood Park Racecourse
† Futural won the race but was disqualified for interference

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hollywood Park, July 8, 2009 article
  2. ^ Christine, Bill (3 July 1994). "Slew Of Damascus Makes Claim to Fame : Horse racing: Gelding who once could have been purchased for $16,000 wins the Hollywood Gold Cup as favored The Wicked North fades badly". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 July 2011.

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