SANTA ANITA TO RESTORE THE HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP NAME TO PRESTIGIOUS RACE FOR JUNE 6TH RUNNING
Santa Anita Park will restore the name of the Hollywood Gold Cup to the prestigious race for older horses beginning with the 2020 running on June 6th. The race had been called the Gold Cup at Santa Anita since moving to the Arcadia track in 2014.
“The Hollywood Gold Cup is one of the most storied races in all of American racing and we are right to remember it,” said Aidan Butler, Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group. “Beginning when Seabiscuit won the inaugural in 1938, it has attracted some of the finest older horses in the world. Even though Hollywood Park doesn’t exist anymore, this race does, and it deserves to be linked to its grand past.”
The 2020 Hollywood Gold Cup is part of a blockbuster day of racing on June 6 at Santa Anita, headlined by the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby. The Gold Cup is contested at the classic American distance of 1 ¼-miles on the dirt for a purse of $300,000. Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso shipped in from New York to win last summer’s Gold Cup, a precursor to his win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic that cemented his Eclipse Award as the year’s top older horse.