Melatonin Wins Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California was the scene of the $500,000 Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 25 - a 1 1/4 mile dirt test for horses three years old and upward. Tarabilla Farms' 9-5 race favorite Melatonin proved best on the day, beating the field of eight by 1 1/2 lengths. 24-1 longshot Win the Space finished second while last year's Gold Cup winner, 8-1 shot Hard Aces got in for third. The 3-1 second choice, Hoppertunity was a disappointing fourth while Imperative closed from seventh to finish fifth and Lieutenant Colonel, Second Summer, and Bal a Bali completed the order of finish.