Bet On Sunshine, who made it a habit of winning the same stakes more than once for owner David P. Holloway, was euthanized May 4 because of complication from old age. The 20-year-old Bet Big gelding had spent the last eight years at Hermitage Farm near Goshen, Ky.
A Midwest-based runner trained by Paul McGee, Bet On Sunshine won three runnings of both the Arlington Sprint Handicap and the Holiday Cheer Stakes, and two runnings of the Aristides Handicap (gr. III), the Phoenix Breeders’ Cup Stakes (once gr. III), the Holiday Cheer Stakes, the Marfa Stakes, and the Don Bernhardt Stakes.
He placed in multiple runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), the Phoenix Breeders’ Cup (once gr. III), and the Aristides. He raced until 10 and was retired with a record of 22-7-10 from 47 starts and earnings of $1,449,882.
Bred in Florida by Janet Gomez, Bet On Sunshine was out of the winning In Reality mare My Own Sunshine.