They call Awesome Gem a "working man's horse." A look at the stats tells you why.
Consider: forty-four starts for West Point Thoroughbreds, 32 in graded races, 15 in Grade 1 events.
Eight wins, four of them graded, including a score in the 2010 Hollywood
Gold Cup, a title he'll defend in the 72nd edition this Saturday.
Fourteen near-misses as the runner-up in races like the 2009 Eddie Read Stakes and the 2007 Pacific Classic at Del Mar.