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Kentucky Horse Park - January 2009


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Kona Gold
Kona Gold

Kona Gold at the Kentucky Horse Park in January 2009

© Vanessa Ng
Kona Gold was a champion sprinter based in Southern California. The highlight of his career was winning the 2000 Breeders' Cup Sprint which earned him the sprinter Eclipse Award that year, but he also won the San Carlos, the Bing Crosby twice, the Potrero Grande twice, the Palos Verdes, the Ancient Title, the El Conejo twice, and the Los Angeles Handicap. He retired from racing at the age of 9, with a career record of 14 wins in 30 starts earning $2,293,384 for owner-trainer Bruce Headley and co-owners Andrew Molasky and Michael Singh. Like Funny Cide, his trainer kept him as a stable pony until he was eventually moved to the Hall of Champions on November 30, 2007.

Kona Gold winning the 2000 Breeders' Cup Sprint

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