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California Cup Distance Handicap

The California Cup Distance Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California during its Oak Tree Racing Association meet in the autumn of the year. The California Cup Distance is raced over a distance of 1ΒΌ miles on turf and is open to fillies and mares three years old and up bred in the state of California. The event currently offers a purse of $100,000 and a trophy.

The California Cup Distance Handicap is part of the "California Cup Day" series of races intended to call attention to, and to honor, the California Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

Past winners

  • 2006 - Special Heather
  • 2005 - Moscow Burning
  • 2004 - Test The Waters
  • 2003 - Moscow Burning
  • 2002 - Nicole's Pursuit

(Moscow Burning is the all-time leading earner among Cal-bred females and a two-time winner of the California Cup Distance Handicap.)



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