ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2012) – The late closing date for nominations to the Oct. 13 California Cup XXIII is Saturday, Oct. 6. Regular nominations with past performances are listed here.
The fee for late closing is $1,000 per nomination. Early-bird nominations have been eliminated.
The event, exclusively for horses bred or sired in California, will have total purses available of more than $1 million.
There will be five stakes races:
$175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic presented by City National Bank for 3 Yrs. & Up at 1 1/16 mile.
$125,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff for Fillies & Mares, 3 Yrs. & Up, about 6 1/2 furlongs (Turf).
$100,000 Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint for 3 Yrs. & Up at 6 furlongs.
$250,000 Bob Benoit Cal Cup Juvenile for Colts & Geldings, 2 Yrs., 1 1/16 mile.
$250,000 Keith E. Card Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies for Fillies, 2 Yrs., 1 1/16 mile.
California Cup XXIII Party theme this year is “Remembering Lava Man Two Time California Horse Of the Year”
The price of a 10-seat table is $850 and includes valet parking, admission, race program, giveaway item Doug O’Neill bobblehead and Santa Anita Park’s widely acclaimed buffet. Hours for buffet service are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with coffee and desserts served until the last race.
Please call or email Cookie Hackworth at cookie [at] ctba [dot] com or call 800-573-2822 or x243.