Cupid Wins Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California was the scene of the $500,000 G1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes on Saturday, May 27. Horses three years old and upward took to Sant Anita's dirt track and raced 1 1/4 miles. After an eight-month layoff, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Cupid looked superb and posted the impressive 3 1/4 length victory at 7-1 odds. Holly and David Wilson's 7-2 second betting choice Follow Me Crev closed well to finish second in the field of seven with 12-1 shot Hard Aces checking in third, another 2 3/4 lengths back. 5-2 favorite Midnight Storm tired to finish fourth, followed by American Freedom, Big John B and Prime Attraction. Accelerate and Texas Ryano scratched.
2017 Gold Cup Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (6-2) Paid: $64.20
- $2 Trifecta (6-2-9) Paid: $278.40
- $1 Superfecta (6-2-9-5) Paid: $375.10
- $2 Daily Double (4/6) Paid: $50.00
- $2 Pick 3 (9/4/6) Paid: $178.40