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Rail Trip Wins US Gr1 Hollywood Gold Cup
Unfancied 4YO gelding Rail Trip (Jump Star-Sweet Trip, by Carson City) won the US$700,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (10 furlongs) by 3-lengths on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park. Racing over a distance considered beyond his reach, Rail Trip (ridden by Jose Valdivia Jnr for trainer Ron Ellis) went to the front as heads were turned for home and never at any stage looked like being reeled in. Rail Trip was followed home by fellow 4YO gelding Tres Borrachos (Ectonn Park-Pete's Fancy, by Pateski) & 4YO mare Life Is Sweet (Storm Cat-Sweet Life, by Kris S). Rail Trip now has 6 wins from 8 starts for US$667,790 earnings.