2015 Gold Cup Results & Race Replay - Hard Aces

Dave Bond | OTB Writer
Updated: December 08, 2016 -- 5:47 PM ET

Hard Aces Wins Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park

Las Vegas, NV - Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California was the scene of the $500,000 Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 27 - a 1 1/4 mile dirt test for older horses. Hronis Racing's Hard Aces posted the minor upset in the race prevailing by a nose at 7-1 odds and earning an automatic bid into the Breeders' Cup Classic - his first every graded stakes score. Hoppertunity finished second with 8-5 favorite Catch a Flight getting up for third. Finnegans Wake, rallied to finish fourth, while Big Cazanova, Lideris, Majestic City, Moreno, Poshsky, Motown Men, and Batti Man completed the order of finish.

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Gold Cup at Santa Anita S. Race Results & Payouts

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
2 Hard Aces V. Espinoza $17.80 $8.00 $4.20
6 Hoppertunity M. Garcia   $5.60 $3.40
9 Catch a Flight (ARG) G. Stevens     $2.40

Times in 5ths: :231  :454  1:10  1:354    2:022

Times in 100ths: :23.37  :45.90  1:10.17  1:35.91    2:02.46

Winning Trainer: Sadler John | Owner: Hronis Racing LLC

Unplaced horses listed in order of finish.
Also ran: Finnegans Wake, Big Cazanova (ARG), Lideris, Majestic City, Moreno, Poshsky, Motown Men and Batti Man (ARG)
$1 Exacta (2-6) Paid: $44.70, $1 Trifecta (2-6-9) Paid: $133.90, $1 Superfecta (2-6-9-11) Paid: $867.80, $2 Daily Double (7-2) Paid: $121.60 Daily Double Pool $62,296.00 , $1 Pick 3 (5-7-2) 3 Correct Paid: $196.40 Pick 3 Pool $98,345.00
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