GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Chocolate Candy||Margin: ½||BRIS: 88||$120,000|
2006 | Bay Horse | Candy Ride (ARG) - Crownette, Seattle Slew
Sire: Candy Ride (ARG) , Bay, 1999. Raced 2 years. 6 starts, 6 wins, $749,149. Lifetime: 260 yearlings sold, median $36,071.
Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew, Dark Bay or Brown, 1974. In 2009: 3.66 AEI.
|2||Massone||Margin: 4½||BRIS: 87||$40,000|
2006 | Chestnut Horse | Menifee - Stoneleigh's Hope, Damascus
Sire: Menifee, Bay, 1996. Raced 2 years. 11 starts, 5 wins, $1,732,000. Lifetime: 156 yearlings sold, median $30,000. In 2009: 1.56 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Damascus, Bay, 1964.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2007 Select Yearling Sale, $40,000.
|3||Rendezvous||Margin: 6||BRIS: 82||$24,000|
2006 | Chestnut Horse | Victory Gallop - Halo Babe, Southern Halo
Sire: Victory Gallop, Bay, 1995. Raced 3 years. 17 starts, 9 wins, $3,505,895. Lifetime: 239 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: Southern Halo, Bay, 1983.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, ($4,500).
Scratched: Merus Miami.
|1||Chocolate Candy||Russell A. Baze||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|2||Massone||Frank T. Alvarado||Ronald L. McAnally|
|3||Rendezvous||Roberto M. Gonzalez||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|4||Axel Foley||Michael C. Baze||Doug F. O'Neill|
|5||Aquicksting||Michael Martinez||Melvin F. Stute|
|6||Raising Memo||Saul Arias||Michael Lenzini|
by John P. Sparkman
Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Dice Flavor, who scored an impressive victory in this year's El Camino Real Derby, has yet to start on dirt.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Southwest Stakes, Sabin Stakes, El Camino Real Derby, and San Vicente Stakes from the weekend.Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Southern California shipper Dice Flavor, whose only four starts had been on grass for trainer Paddy Gallagher, burst away from the field past mid-stretch to easily win the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 16.Saturday, February 16, 2013
Pete Denk and Frank Angst handicap the El Camino Real Derby and Mac Diarmida Stakes.Thursday, February 14, 2013
California Derby champion Zeewat will face eight rivals, including a pair of colts trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 16.Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Zeewat, a front-running 3 1/4-length victor in the Gold Rush Stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer one month ago, is the one to beat in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 12 Golden Gate Fields.Wednesday, January 09, 2013
The 2012-2013 winter/spring meet at Golden Gate Fields, featuring 101 days of Thoroughbred racing in Northern California, opens Dec. 26 with a nine-race program.Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cal-bred Rousing Sermon, trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, was the last and lone Derby worker May 1 at Churchill Downs. Jockey Jose Lezcano aboard the son of Lucky Pulpit for the first time.Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Lenny Shulman recaps the San Vicente and El Camino Real Derby from the weekend. Lenny highlights horses such as Creative Cause and Drill.Monday, February 20, 2012
Daddy Nose Best, getting a great ground-saving trip from Julien Leparoux, won an all-out duel with Lucky Chappy to capture the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) by a nostril at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 18.Saturday, February 18, 2012
Jason and Tom handicap the El Camino Real Derby and Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint.Thursday, February 16, 2012
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, seeking his sixth El Camino Real Derby victory, sends out morning line choice Russian Greek and stakes-winning filly Lady of Fifty as part of a 10-horse field.Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Julien Leparoux, a two-time champion jockey in the United States, and Alan Garcia, who won the 2008 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will both be at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 18 to compete in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).Sunday, February 12, 2012
A trio trained by Jerry Hollendorfer heads a list of 23 3-year-olds nominated for the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 18 at Golden Gate Fields.Friday, February 10, 2012
Mr. Commons took a big step on what his connections hope will be a special campaign when he rallied from off the pace to win the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. II) on turf Feb. 4, his second graded win of the Santa Anita meet.Saturday, February 04, 2012
Though he has never had much success on the Santa Anita Park main track, Tres Borrachos is the likely favorite for the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 7.Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy, who was retired from racing this fall to stand at Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, died of complications following a paddock accident at the farm.Monday, December 26, 2011
Graded stakes winner Chocolate Candy has been retired from racing for stallion duty in 2012 at Bar None Ranches near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada.Monday, December 05, 2011
Kettle Corn, glued to the rail by jockey Garrett Gomez, slipped by favored Tres Borrachos in deep stretch and held on tenaciously for a half-length victory in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.Saturday, December 03, 2011
There are some classy horses making their comebacks in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita April 3, including Crown of Thorns, M One Rifle, and Atta Boy Roy.Thursday, March 31, 2011
A fast-closing fourth in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Soul Candy seeks his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at the marathon 1 1/2-mile distance March 26 at Santa Anita.Wednesday, March 23, 2011
After losing the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) an hour earlier, trainer Steve Asmussen landed a nice consolation prize when Silver Medallion drove to an upset victory in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby Feb. 12.Saturday, February 12, 2011
Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires.com preview the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).Thursday, February 10, 2011
Trainer William E. Morey says he can't see sending California Derby winner Positive Response with heavily favored Comma to the Top in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 12 at Golden Gate Fields.Wednesday, February 09, 2011