Lucayan rallies to win Hollywood Turf Cup
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Lucayan rallied in the stretch to win the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup by a half-length over 7-5 favorite Temeraine.
Ridden by Joel Rosario, Lucayan ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:26.14 and paid $5.40, $2.80 and $2.40 as the 8-5 second choice at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday in the last graded stakes race on the turf before the 75-year-old track closes for good on Dec. 22.
Temeraine returned $2.80 and $2.20, while Segway was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third after leading most of the way in the Grade 2 race and paid $2.60 to show.
France-bred Lucayan ended a six-race skid in North America with the win.