Santa Anita Park will restore the name of the GI Hollywood Gold Cup to the prestigious race for older horses beginning with the 2020 running June 6. The race had been called the Gold Cup at Santa Anita since moving to the Arcadia track in 2014.
“The Hollywood Gold Cup is one of the most storied races in all of American racing and we are right to remember it,” said Aidan Butler, Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group. “Beginning when Seabiscuit won the inaugural in 1938, it has attracted some of the finest older horses in the world. Even though Hollywood Park doesn’t exist anymore, this race does, and it deserves to be linked to its grand past.”