09/07/2013 2:24PM

Golden Gate Fields: Cost of Freedom becomes millionaire


Cost of Freedom, a 10-year-old Cee’s Tizzy gelding who won the Grade 1 Ancient Title at Santa Anita in 2008, became a millionaire Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

And he reached the milestone in style with a 3 1/4-length win in a 5 1/2-furlong race for $10,000 claimers. He only needed to finish fourth to become a millionaire.

Cost of Freedom grabbed the lead immediately and was never headed, winning in 1:03.70 over even-money favorite Worldly Lad.

It was Cost of Freedom’s third victory of the year and his first since being claimed for $12,500 on April 6 by trainer Genaro Vallejo for Battle Born Racing Stable and Nick Ferrara. This was his third start for the new owners.

With his victory, Cost of Freedom, who returned $9.40, has now earned $1,007,509, with 15 wins, 10 seconds and 6 thirds in 44 starts.

Phil Bumgardner More than 1 year ago
Gary and Cecil Barber should take care of it as the horse did very well by them!
R. Carlos Nanez More than 1 year ago
What a nice horse !, but I wish his connections retire him and let him live the rest of his life in some pasture as a baby setter or just a horse. I think he deserved at the least that,after winning more than a million dollars, and not end up been pick it up by the horse ambulance at some race track,
Quite A Dude More than 1 year ago
Don't hold your breath on that one. That crew takes every last drop out of them. RIP, Autism Awareness..