Sunshine Millions Classic
|Sunshine Millions Classic|
|Location||Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California & |
Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)|
|Qualification||Four-year-olds and up|
The Frank's Energy Drink Sunshine Millions Classic is an American race for thoroughbred horses held annually in January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Part of the eight-race Sunshine Millions series, half of the races are run at one track, and half at the other.
The "Classic" is open to horses four-years-old and older willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. It is a restricted event currently offering a purse of $1,000,000.
The Sunshine Millions series races are restricted to horses bred either in Florida or in California.
The racing series was created by the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Inc., Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and Magna Entertainment Corporation.
|2010||Bold Chieftain||CA-7||Russell Baze||Bill Morey Jr.||Hall/Langbein/Robinson/Morey||1:48.33|
|2009||It's a Bird||Fl-6||Julien Leparoux||Marty Wolfson||Edmund A. Gann||1:49.35|
|2008||Go Between||Fl-5||Garrett Gomez||William I. Mott||Peter Vegso||1:45.64|
|2007||McCann's Mojave||CA-7||Frank Alvarado||Steve Specht||Mike Willman||1:49.89|
|2006||Lava Man||CA-5||Corey Nakatani||Doug O'Neill||STD Racing Stable & Wood||1:49.98|
|2005||Musique Toujours||CA-5||Jorge Chavez||John W. Sadler||L. DeBruycker/R. Glassman||1:49.17|
|2004||Southern Image||FL-4||Victor Espinoza||Mike Machowsky||Blahut Stables||1:47.67|
|2003||Best of the Rest||FL-8||Eibar Coa||Eddie Plesa, Jr.||Bea Oxenberg||1:49.40|