Tuesday, September 29, 2009
POPULAR CAL CUP RETURNS TO OAK TREE OCT. 3
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2009)—One of the most popular events on the Southern California racing calendar, the California Cup, a series of 10 races for California-bred horses with purses totaling $1 million, will be staged for the 20th time Saturday, Oct. 3, at Santa Anita’s Oak Tree meeting.
All fans attending will receive a beautiful Cal Cup t-shirt with their paid admission and Oak Tree will guarantee $500,000 in the late Pick-4.
The afternoon’s racing figures to be highlighted by the $200,000 Cal Cup Classic, presented by City National Bank. The Classic is for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles.
Post positions for Cal Cup XX will be drawn Wednesday morning at Santa Anita, and the post draw will be shown live on HRTV at approximately 10:30 a.m. Bennie “Chip” Woolley, trainer of the recently-arrived Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, will be on hand to assist with the Classic draw.
In addition to a full complement of Cal Cup horsemen, HRTV’s Jon White, who also doubles as Santa Anita’s odds-maker, will be available to assign a morning line to each Cal Cup Classic entrant.
Oak Tree’s 41st annual meeting will get underway at Santa Anita Wednesday, with first post time set for 1 p.m. All paid attendees will receive a collectors’ item Oak Tree stein, commemorating last year’s Breeders’ Cup Champions at Oak Tree.
There will be a special early first post time on Saturday of 12 noon. For more information on the California Cup, fans are encouraged to go to http://www.ctba.com., or to visit http://www.oaktreeracing.com.
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