$1,000,000 Sunshine Millions Classic S.
Santa Anita Park, 1 1/8m

Following a 2005 campaign that saw him set a stakes record in taking the G1Hollywood Gold Cup by over 8 lengths, Lava Man proved his 2006 could be just as special with a dominating score in the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic.  After a sensational move into the turn, the race was never in doubt through the stretch as Lava Man cruised to a 2 1/4 length win.  The win not only validated Lava Man’s position as one of the top handicap horses in the nation, but carried his sire, Slew City Slew, to the #1 spot on the American General sire list…a momentous accomplishment for a stallion standing at just $6,000!  Following a 2005 that saw him sire two individual Grade 1 winners, Slew City Slew makes a compelling case as the best sire value in America!

Congratulations to Lava Man’s connections, owners STD Racing Stable and Jason Wood, breeders Lonnie Arterburn and Eve and Kim Kuhlmann, trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Corey Nakatani.