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Monday, January 19, 2009

The Sunshine Millions 2009

The Sunshine Millions 2009 is held on the January 24th at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The brainchild of prominent horseman Frank Stronach, half of the eight Sunshine Millions races are run at one track and half at the other.

The Classic is one of four Sunshine Millions races that will be run at Gulfstream Park. The other four races, including the $500,000 Turf, will be run at Santa Anita. Total prize money is $3.6 million.

The Sunshine Millions matches California-breds against Florida-breds, but in the entries taken at both tracks on Monday the Florida-breds led by a wide margin, 59-34.

In the four races at Gulfstream Park, just seven California-breds were entered, compared to 39 Florida-breds. The Classic has just two California-breds, compared to 13 Florida-breds, three of whom wound up on the also-eligible list.

At Santa Anita, the spread was equitable, with 27 California-breds and 20 Florida-breds making up the 47 entries in four races.

Here are the race post times and tracks.
Sunshine Millions Dash Stakes - Gulfstream Park, Race 7 (Post time 4:07 )
Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint- Gulfstream Park, Race 8 (Post time 4:36 )
Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf- Gulfstream Park, Race 9 (Post time 5:05 )
Sunshine Millions Turf - Santa Anita, Race 6 (Post Time: 2:15 )
Sunshine Millions Oaks - Santa Anita, Race 7 (Post Time: 2:45 )
Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes - Santa Anita, Race 8 (Post Time: 3:15 )
Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes - Santa Anita, Race 9th (Post Time: 3:45 )
Sunshine Millions Classic - Gulfstream Park, Race 10 (Post time 5:45 )



  • How can races 7, 8, and 9 be run at both tracks?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:13 PM  

  • Is there a system that only allows a pre-determined amount of territorial horses to compete in?

    I have no knowledge of the racing industry. But have been reading all about the trouble at Santa Anita so I caught your post.

    It is interesting that that many horses come here and fewer transport down there?

    I will have to read a few more of your posts.. thanks for the education.

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    By Blogger EquineMan, at 1:17 PM  

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