In recent months, the Quinella Castle has been going through some royal relocation upheaval, and so, it’s been a bit quiet here at Turf Luck. But nothing shakes us out of the winter doldrums like the Sunshine Millions. I feel warmer just thinking about it – and believe me, in our new locale, warmth is a big deal.
However, I’ve had trouble finding any sort of “Sunshine Millions Central” website, though it’s quite possible there’s one out there, cleverly hidden on one of those incomprehensible mazes that racing execs call a website. I’ve looked in vain for a single source that tells me which races are being run at Gulfstream, which races are being run at Santa Anita, when the darned races that comprise the Sunshine Millions actually begin, and where I can find past performances for the Millions races.
Such a site may be out there, but I didn't find it in my admittedly cursory search. What's likely is that there is indeed a wonderful resource that provides all this and more, if I but give lots of personal data and a credit card number. Racing so often tells the new fan: No information for you -- until you pay. I’m not sure this is a great way to market to a nation that’s made “Buyer Beware” a national motto, but there you have it.
To fill the void, your friendly neighborhood librarian has thrown together the following list of links to free past performances for all but one of the Sunshine Millions races. And if you're looking for some winners, check out Superfecta's selections.
- Gulfstream Race 7(4:07 EST)
Sunshine Millions Dash
I couldn't find the past performances for this race, but you can see the entries at NTRA.
- Gulfstream Race 8 (4:36)
Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf
- Gulfstream Race 9(5:05)
Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint
- Santa Anita Race 6(5:23)
Sunshine Millions Turf
A DRF Race of the Week, so the DRF past performances are also available.
- Gulfstream Race 10(5:45)
Sunshine Millions Classic
Another DRF Race of the Week, so again, the DRF past performances are also available.
- Santa Anita Race 7(5:54)
Sunshine Millions Oaks
- Santa Anita Race 8 (6:26)
Sunshine Millions Sprint
- Santa Anita Race 9 (6:57)
Sunshine Millions Distaff
I believe this is the order of the races, but, dear Reader, I must warn you: time zones are not my friends, math is not my strong suit, and really, I had hoped for a more knowledgeable source to do this for me. How I tire of this Do-It-Yourself era.