Kona Gold

"Kona"

Thoroughbred
Bay Gelding
Foaled March 19, 1994, at Twilite Farm in LaGrange, Kentucky
Died September 25, 2009 at the Kentucky Horse Park
Out of Java Gold, by Double Sunrise, by Slew o’ Gold
Breeder: Carlos Perez
Owners: Bruce Headley, Irwin and Andrew Molasky
Trainer: Bruce Headly


Titles/Awards
Champion Sprinter (2000)
Won Breeders' Cup Sprint in a record time of 1:07 3/5 for 6 furlongs (2000)
Set track record at Santa Anita-1:01 3/5 for 5.5 furlongs (1999)
Lifetime earnings: $2,293,384

Notable Wins
El Conejo Handicap (G3)(twice)
Palos Verdes Handicap (G2)
San Carlos Handicap (G2)(twice)
Potrero Grande Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2)
Bing Crosby Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2)(twice)
Ancient Title Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2)
Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1)
Los Angeles Handicap (G3)

Resident of the Hall of Champions from November 2007 to September 2009

Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Thoroughbred horse racing is the most popular form of horse racing in the world. Thoroughbreds were developed in England by crossing three foundation sires from the Middle East with native English mares. These horses race on dirt, turf or synthetic surfaces.

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