Gold Cup at Santa Anita 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

NYQUIST_06.25.16sa_Helen Solomon
Champion 2yo of 2015 and Kentucky Derby winner NYQUIST, with his jockey Mario Gutierrez aboard, worked 5f  in 1:02 before the first race on GOLD CUP Day.  The slow final time prompted the renovation of the track before and after race #2, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

SUNDAY RULES_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
SUNDAY RULES (owned by Nick Alexander) works for trainer Phil D’Amato, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

GRAZEN SKY_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
GRAZEN SKY (by GRAZEN) bred and owned by Nick Alexander and trained by Steve Miyadi, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

2-GRAZEN SKY_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (2)
GRAZEN SKY worked for owner Nick Alexander and trainer Steve Miyadi, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

DALMORE_quinonez_06.25.16sa_Helen Solomon
DALMORE, trained by Keith Desormeaux, being exercised by jockey Alonso Quinonez, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON.  update: DALMORE wins the G3 AFFIRMED STAKES one week later 07.02.16.

5-FLAVIEN PRAT_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (4)
FLAVIEN PRAT working a Richard Mandella trainee (possibly the filly BENDABLE), SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

2-SAworks_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (5)
Santa Anita workers, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

3-HOLY LUTE_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (8)
HOLY LUTE made an impressive appearance; he is at the center of a lawsuit involving the Breeders’ Cup, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

4-OM_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (7)
Multiple graded stakes winning turfer OM — when you got an itch, you gotta scratch. He seems to be quite the character, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

3-AMERICAN CLEOPATRA_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (3)
AMERICAN CLEOPATRA — 2yo full sister to triple crown winner AMERICAN PHAROAH — SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

5O'Neill trainee_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (6)
O’Neill trainee (possibly FRANK CONVERSATION), SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

4-Dana Barnes_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (10)
Dana Barnes working a Baffert horse, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

6-GORMELY_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (9)
There is just something about this baby. GORMLEY — an unraced 2yo Malibu Moon colt trained by John Shirreffs, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

BOLO_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
BOLO works for trainer Carla Gaines, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

SA works_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
Rider calming his mount before a workout, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

PATRICK VALENZUELA_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
Veteran jockey PATRICK VALENZUELA working horses at SA while awaiting a decision by the CHRB, expected in July, regarding the resumption of his riding career in California, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

MIDNIGHT STORM_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
MIDNIGHT STORM works for trainer Phil D’Amato, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

AMERICAN FREEDOM_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
AMERICAN FREEDOM (Pulpit), trained by Bob Baffert and assistant Jimmy Barnes, worked in preparation for the Iowa Derby, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON.  update:  American Freedom wins the G3 Iowa Derby.

SEABISCUIT with loving owner during the American anthem SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

Mike Smith_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
HOF’er Mike Smith, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

10-ADIOS PRINCESS_Chad Lindsay_sa06.25.16rc2_HelenSolomon (14)
Apprentice jockey Chad Lindsay won race#2 with ADIOS PRINCESS, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

11-Stewart Elliot_06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon (15)
Veteran jockey Stewart Elliot acknowledging his many fans, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

12-SCHILLAIRESS_sa06.25.16rc3_HelenSolomon
SCHILLAIRESSSA and F. Perez, for Barber and Miller win race#3, a 6f starter allowance, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON[

13-CONCORD'S STAR_sa06.25.16rc3_HelenSolomon (17)
CONCORD’S STAR and Stewart Elliot in race#3, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

14-SILVER ASSAULT_sa06.25.16rc4MSW_HelenSolomon (18)
Impressive baby — 2yo SILVER ASSAULT broke his maiden for Hollendorfer in race#4 msw, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

15-GHOST OF WAR_sa06.25.16rc4MSW_HelenSolomon (19)
GHOST OF WAR — 2yo for Charles Stutts, with jockey M. Linares aboard SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

16-LUCKY WHALEN_Talamo_sa06.25.16rc4MSW_HelenSolomon (20)
LUCKY WHALEN — 2yo, with Joe Talamo aboard, for trainer Alexis Barba, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

17-SILVER ASSAULT_sa06.25.16rc4MSW_HelenSolomon (21)
Maiden Special Weight for two-year-olds won by SILVER ASSAULT for Hollendorfer, race#4 SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

18-SILVER ASSAULT_sa06.25.16rc4MSW_HelenSolomon (22)
SILVER ASSAULT, 2yo by Maclean’s Music, breaks his maiden at first asking, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

19-DROVER CRAZY_sa06.25.16rc5_HelenSolomon (23)
DROVER CRAZY for Bloom Racing and trainer Craig Dollase, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

20-EDUARDO LUNA_sa06.25.16rc5_HelenSolomon
Eduardo Luna  — groom to American Pharoah — with another Zayat stable horse for race#5, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

21-Qatar Racing_VICTORY CALL_sa06.25.16rc5_HelenSolomon (25)
Drayden Van Dyke in the ornate silks of Qatar Racing aboard VICTORY CALL in race5, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

22-WHO'S OUT_Mike Smith_sa06.25.16rc5_HelenSolomon (26)
Mike Smith winning race#5 for Jerry Hollendorfer aboard WHO’S OUT, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

23-Mike Smith_sa06.25.16rc5_HelenSolomon (27)
Mike Smith smiling about his victory in race#5, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

24-TAMAN GUARD_Mike Smith_sa06.25.16rc6_HelenSolomon (28)
Mike Smith winning race#6, again for Jerry Hollendorfer, aboard TAMAN GUARD (partially owned by Jungle Racing), SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

25-WESTFEST_sa06.25.16rc7_HelenSolomon (29)
WESTFEST, ridden by Bejarano, breaks his maiden for Gary & Mary West and trainer Simon Callaghan, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

26-COASTLINE_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon (30)
COASTLINE and groom up for the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

SUBTLE INDIAN_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon
SUBTLE INDIAN up for the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, where he will set the pace, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

HOME RUN KITTEN_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon
HOME RUN KITTEN up for the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

29-AMBITIOUS BREW_sa06.25.16triplebend__HelenSolomon
AMBITIOUS BREW up for the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

29-KOBE'S BACK_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon (33)
KOBE’S BACK up for the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

30-LORD NELSON_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon (34)
LORD NELSON, winner of the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

31-LORD NELSON_Bejarano_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon (35)
LORD NELSON, piloted by Rafael Bejarano, for Bob Baffert in the Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

32-TRIPLE BEND STAKES__sa06.25.16_HelenSolomon (36)
Grade 1 TIPLE BEND STAKES, a 7 furlong sprint won by LORD NELSON for Bob Baffert, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

33-KOBE'S BACK_sa06.25.16triplebend_HelenSolomon (37)
Late running KOBE’S BACK was close up to the slow pace of the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

34-PAPAPRODROMOU_sa06.25.16GoldCup_HelenSolomon (38)
George Papaprodromou getting his trainee, WIN THE SPACE, ready for a second place finish in the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

35-BAL A BALI_sa06.25.16GoldCup_HelenSolomon (39)
First time on dirt for BAL A BALI (BRZ) in the G1 Gold Cup, for trainer Richard Mandella, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

36-HARD ACES_sa06.25.16GoldCup_HelenSolomon (40)
Last year’s winner, HARD ACES for Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler, third in the G1 Gold Cup, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

37-MELATONIN_sa06.25.16GoldCup_HelenSolomon (41)
MELATONIN ready to run the mile-and-a-quarter G1 Gold Cup Stakes in 1:59.70, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

READ ABOUT MELATONIN’S PEDIGREE involving the great mare ALCIBIADES at the DRF

 


38-GOLD CUP_sa06.25.16_HelenSolomon (42)
Start of the G1 GOLD CUP, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

39-GOLD CUP_sa06.25.16_HelenSolomon (43)
Grade 1 GOLD CUP at Santa Anita, with the top two finishers striking the front first, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

40-MELATONIN_sa06.25.16GoldCup_HelenSolomon (44)
MELATONIN (green) takes the lead to win the G1 GOLD CUP, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

41-WIN THE SPACE_sa06.25.16GoldCup_HelenSolomon (45)
WIN THE SPACE ran an impressive second in the G1 Gold Cup with Gary Stevens up for trainer Papadprodromou and Kretz Racing, SA 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

JOE TALAMO_GoldCup06.25.16sa_HelenSolomon
JOE TALAMO in the winner’s circle after a huge win with MELATONIN (Kodiak Cowboy/Yanquee Reign), trained by David Hofmans and owned by Tarabilla Farms, in the G1 GOLD CUP at Santa Anita 06.25.16 ©HELEN SOLOMON

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