Cupid won the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 3 1/4 lengths in an upset, giving trainer Bob Baffert a sixth career victory in the Grade 1 race.
Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Cupid ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:00.89 on Saturday and paid $16 to win at 7-1 odds.
Follow Me Crev rallied to finish second after being squeezed between horses coming out of the starting gate.
Hard Aces, the 2015 Gold Cup winner, was third and Midnight Storm fourth.
American Freedom, Baffert’s other entry and the 8-5 favorite, finished fifth in the seven-horse field.
In the $300,000 Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares, Lady Eli won by a half-length, ending a two-race…
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