Kona Gold

Watch this Breeders’ Cup Moment video featuring Kona Gold.

Thoroughbred


Bay Gelding


Foaled March 19, 1994, at Twilite Farm in LaGrange, Kentucky


Died September 25, 2009, at the Kentucky Horse Park


By Java Man, out of 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

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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)

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.

Hall of Champion Resident

November 2007 to September 2009