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Race Of The Week: Maxxam Gold Cup

By Derek Simon

Well, after a string of great races for the sophomore set, this week the Road to the Kentucky Derby winds through Nebraska — which is just a clever way of saying that there isn’t a big Kentucky Derby prep this weekend. (No knock to you Nebraskans out there, but if you’ve ever traveled through the Cornhusker State headed somewhere else, you know that the drive soon grows as tedious as the scenery — unless you’re one who is fascinated by various shades of brown.)

So, we here at US Racing thought we’d change things up a little bit and go to the great state of Texas for this week’s Race of the Week — the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup for 4-year-olds and up at Sam Houston Race Park.

In the past, the Maxxam has attracted some pretty good horses. Last year, Grade III winner Iron Fist beat fellow Grade III winner Fear the Cowboy and, in 2016, Grade 2 winner Mobile Bay visited the Sam Houston winner’s circle.

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