Remember me Reset Password


Gold Cup

Posted by By Brian Mulligan on 6/24/2015 9:53:36 PM

About the Race and Track

Santa Anita

First run in 1938 at Hollywood Park, the Gold Cup was moved to Santa Anita in 2014 after the Inglewood venue was shut down. Run at the classic distance of a mile and a quarter, this race has won by some flat-out legends of the game over the decades.

The resilient Seabiscuit won the inaugural Gold Cup, Citation won the race in 1951 when he became a millionaire, Gallant Man took the 1958 renewal and the great Native Diver owned the race from 1965 to 1967.

Exceller and Affirmed won in consecutive years, Derby winner Ferdinand took the 1987 event and Cigar was the hero in 1995.

Lava Man matched the Native Diver feat winning 3 consecutive years and last year Sean McCarthy saddled Majestic Harbor to victory in this fixture.

A Longshot With Some Value: Hard Aces

This runner needed the last, drilled solidly this month, and should be rolling hard late.

The Pick: Hoppertunity (Win)

Hoppertunity proved his class taking the Grade 2 San Pasqual before his third in the Foster. While Catch a Flight beat speedball Moreno and Hard Aces last time in the Californian.

Hoppertunity was good enough to run 2nd in California Chrome in the SA Derby and he is a proven Grade 1 winner.

John Sadler’s student Hard Aces should be a handful.

Hard Aces , who finished third wearing blinkers for the first time in the Grade I Californian Stakes on May 30, worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday in 1:13 for next Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. His trainer was somewhat pleased: Sadler. “He galloped out (seven furlongs) in (one) 26. It was a good last work before the Gold Cup. He went in company (with winner Native Ride, 1:13.60) and looked good. He’s not a particularly fast work horse, but for him, it was a real nice work.”

Big Cazanova brings speed to the party and he is a Grade 3 winner.

Finnegans Wake has been turf only but he is a serious horse. He is a Grade 1 winner at a mile and a quarter on grass and the veteran has a solid late kick. This is a tough runner to take a swing on unless the price is right. He could be left with a ton of work to do late, but the pace should be right. This is not an impossible task.

Lideris is proven at this distance but has never won in the states.

Majestic City relished the off going in Texas in his last race but he will be hard pressed to out gun Moreno early on.

Batti Man has speed but was crushed in the last stakes attempt.

Poshkey has 2 races to draw from but has never won at Anita and was just beaten by Motown Men.

Those that have soul can hang their hat on Motown Men. This runner has been versatile enough to win on the front end or from mid-pack and options are always a plus.

If Hopportunity brings his A game, the rest are running for second.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top