Gallant Stables' longshot Majestic Harbor launched a sustained move in the far turn, flew past fading favorite Game On Dude, and only added to his advantage in the stretch to post a 6 ¼-length victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes.
Game On Dude, who topped the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014, heads the seven-horse field for the 75th renewal of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Handicap June 28 at Santa Anita Park.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced June 24 that the 2015 World Championships will be held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, will return to Santa Anita Park in 2016, and will be held at Del Mar in 2017.
A pair of Grade 1 stakes take center stage at Santa Anita Park on Saturday when seven line up in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on the turf and eight distaffers go in the nine-furlong, $300,000 Vanity on the main track.
Old pro Clubhouse Ride slipped through along the inside and outfought odds-on favorite Fury Kapcori in the final furlong to register a gutty repeat win in the $200,000 Californian Stakes May 31 at Santa Anita Park.
Kentucky shipper Room Service, the only grade I winner in the field, overpowered the leaders in the drive for the wire to tally impressively in the $350,000 American Oaks May 31 on the Santa Anita Park turf.
Room Service, a game dead-heat winner of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes, squares off with fast-developing Nashoba's Gold in what shapes up as an outstanding renewal of the $350,000 American Oaks on the turf May 31 at Santa Anita Park.