NBC Beams Sunshine Millions
Updated: Saturday, January 29, 2005 2:49 PM
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2005 2:28 PM
NBC Sports will present live coverage of the third annual Sunshine Millions on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. The Sunshine Millions is an interstate extravaganza featuring eight stakes matching California- and Florida-bred horses, held simultaneously at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
The best the Sunshine and Golden states have to offer will compete for $3.6 million in prize money--the richest day of state-bred racing in Thoroughbred history. The event showcases horses from two of the country's best Thoroughbred breeding states in a head-to-head competition.
NBC's Tom Hammond, Charlsie Cantey, Mike Battaglia and Kenny Rice will call the action from Santa Anita while Bob Neumeier, Tom Durkin and Donna Barton Brothers will call the action from Gulfstream Park.
There are four stakes races at each track.Races at Gulfstream Park:
-- Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic - $1,000,000, 1 1/8 miles, 4-year-olds and upward
-- Cloverleaf Farms Filly & Mare Turf - $500,000, 1 1/8 miles, turf, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and upward
-- Padua Stables Filly & Mare Sprint - $300,000, six furlongs, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and upward
-- Ocala Stud Dash - $250,000, six furlongs, 3-year-oldsRaces at Santa Anita:
-- Sunshine Millions Distaff - $500,000, 1 1/16 miles, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and upward
-- Sunshine Millions Oaks - $250,000, 6 furlongs, fillies, 3-year- olds
-- Sunshine Millions Sprint - $300,000, 6 furlongs, 4-year-olds and upward
-- Sunshine Millions Turf - $500,000, 1 1/8 miles, turf, 4-year-olds and upward
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