Gold Cup: Rail Trip breaks through
INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It's easy to put a label on a horse.
When Rail Trip entered training in 2007, trainer Ron Ellis thought he'd be a Derby horse in 2008. That ended when the colt was diagnosed with a bone chip in an ankle. Earlier this year, after Rail Trip won three two-turn races but was beaten in two stakes, it looked like was a miler.
It turns out that Rail Trip is a Gold Cup horse, as in Saturday's $700,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.
Winning his first graded stakes, Rail Trip ...
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