Friday, March 30 2012
HOLLADAY ROAD CAPTURES $71,850 PURPLE AND GOLD PURSE TO RAISE EARNINGS TO $242,940
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 29, 2012) – After finishing fourth in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap earlier this month, Thursday’s $71,850 Purple and Gold Purse might have paled in comparison for victorious 4-5 favorite Holladay Road.
But the 7-year-old gelding, aggressively ridden by Garrett Gomez, was all out to overtake Fire With Fire and Irish-bred longshot Barney Rebel in a three-horse blanket finish to conclude the mile-and-one-eighth Santa Anita turf feature raced in 1:46.86.
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