The $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on Saturday features Twirling Candy who has won three graded stakes this year so far. His competition includes Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude, Californian Stakes runner up to him Setsuko, and defending champ Awesome Gem. First Dude couldn't handle Game On Dude and Setsuko in the Big Cap, but did come back nicely in May to take the Grade 3 Alysheba at Churchill Downs. Miss Match is a six year old mare who is here to take on the boys. She won the Grade 1 Santa Margarita earlier this year against her own sex but these are much deeper waters here and she will really have to step up her game here to win. Soul Candy and Dark Cove complete the lineup.
The The 2011 Hollywood Gold Cup horse was made available to the Horse Racing Fantasy Community on Saturday, July 9, 2011. This race was held at Hollywood Park with a field of 8 horses. Twirling Candy, Miss Match, Setsuko, Game on Dude, Awesome Gem, Soul Candy, First Dude, and Dark Cove competed in this spectacular 1.25 mile race on a Synthetic track. The Horse Racing Fantasy Community ran this race in game - below you will find the results of the heated competition.