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Awesome Gem upsets Rail Trip

Updated: July 10, 2010, 9:29 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- So what if Awesome Gem needed 13 starts in Grade 1 races over 40 months to finally win a race at that level in Saturday's $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park?

For trainer Craig Dollase, the wait, and Awesome Gem's career along the way, made the victory even more gratifying.

"I've finally won the Hollywood Gold Cup," Dollase said. "It's pretty exciting. A lot of work went into keeping this horse sound over the years."

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