Ortiz and There Goes Harvard Upset Hollywood Gold Cup

By Tracy Gantz
Arcadia, CA (May 30, 2022)-Cannon Thoroughbreds’ homebred There Goes Harvard scored a 7-1 upset in the May 30 $400,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) over heavy favorites Royal Ship (even) and Stilleto Boy (3-2).

The son of Will Take Charge won by about a length over pacesetting Defunded in a final time of 2:02.66. Royal Ship finished third and Stilleto Boy was fourth.

The victory was the third during the first four races for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who came in from his East Coast base for the day and the first Hollywood Gold Cup win for trainer Michael McCarthy.

“It is all about taking the chance,” said McCarthy.

There Goes Harvard races the 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.66.

An earner of $455,090 for his owner breeder, There Goes Harvard was foaled and raised at Columbiana Farm. He is the eighth Grade One winner produced at Columbiana Farm.