ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Go Between won the $1 million Classic in
an upset today, giving trainer Bill Mott his third victory of the
day. This helped Florida-bred horses defeat their California
counterparts in the sixth annual Sunshine Millions.
Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Go Between covered 1 1-8 miles in
1:45.64 at Santa Anita and paid $12, $6.60 and $4.60 at 5-1 odds.
Mott's other victories were in the $500,000 Filly and Mare Turf
with Quite a Bride at Santa Anita and the $500,000 Turf with War
Monger at Florida's Gulfstream Park.
Gomez rode Quite a Bride, giving him two wins, along with jockey
Edgar Prado, who won the $300,000 Sprint and the Turf at
Florida breds won seven of the eight races and outpointed
California 58-14. Winners received five points each, second place
was worth three points and third was worth one point. Florida has
won the bi-coastal event all six years.
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