GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Ranger Heartley||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: D||$60,000|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Lost Soldier - Deputy G. G., Silver Deputy
Sire: Lost Soldier, Bay, 1990. Raced 6 years. 45 starts, 11 wins, $434,089. Lifetime: 129 yearlings sold, median $9,000.
Broodmare Sire: Silver Deputy, Bay, 1985.
|2||Connemara||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$20,000|
2007 | Chestnut Colt | Giant's Causeway - Satin Sunrise, Mr. Leader
Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 9 wins, $3,078,989. Lifetime: 771 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
Broodmare Sire: Mr. Leader, Bay, 1966. In 2009: 1.90 AEI.
|3||Thomas Baines||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: D||$12,000|
2007 | Bay Gelding | Johannesburg - Foofaraw, Cherokee Run
Sire: Johannesburg, Bay, 1999. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 7 wins, $1,014,585. Lifetime: 687 yearlings sold, median $52,000.
Broodmare Sire: Cherokee Run, Dark Bay or Brown, 1990.
Tattersall's October 2008 Yearling Sale, $99,757.
|1||Ranger Heartley||Julio A. Garcia||John W. Sadler|
|2||Connemara||Russell A. Baze||Todd A. Pletcher|
|3||Thomas Baines||Michael C. Baze||Doug F. O'Neill|
|4||Shudacudawudya||Francisco Duran||Lloyd C. Mason|
|5||Our Minesweeper||Frank T. Alvarado||Michael Lenzini|
|6||Cahill Country||Inoel Beato||Jeff Bonde|
Odds-on Zeewat overcame a less than ideal trip to claim the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 12 at Golden Gate Fields for his second straight stakes score around two turns.Saturday, January 12, 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
Favored Russian Greek rallied from last on the far turn to register a one-length victory in the $100,520 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 14.Saturday, January 14, 2012
Russian Greek, who overcame a stumble at the start to win the Gold Rush Stakes last month, is the 122-pound high weight for his return to Golden Gate Fields in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 14.Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Jockey David Lopez recorded his 1,000th victory in the United States in dramatic fashion Oct. 22 when he rallied Sourdough Sam from last to first in the $65,280 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.Sunday, October 23, 2011
Favored Positive Response seized the lead on the final turn and ran away with the $100,000 California Derby for his third consecutive victory at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 15.Saturday, January 15, 2011
Stakes winner Positive Response figures to have a slight edge on paper in the Jan. 15 California Derby. A field of 12 was drawn for the 1 1/16-mile race at Golden Gate Fields.Thursday, January 13, 2011
Local favorite No Hesitation, on a four-race winning streak for trainer Jim Meyaard, takes on nine rivals, including a pair of California invaders, in the $300,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) at Northlands Park.Wednesday, August 18, 2010
With the connections of Rachel Alexandra undecided on which of four stakes in which she will run June 12, eight horses are probable and three are possible for the 29th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap.Monday, June 07, 2010
Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr.II). Plus, early Derby thoughts.Thursday, April 15, 2010
Of the 12 sophomores entered for the $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, there will be no bigger sentimental favorite than Fantasy Lane Stable's Uptowncharlybrown, whose trainer Alan Seewald passed away April 12Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Six horses have been added to the list of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible to compete in the 2010 Triple Crown after their owners paid a required $6,000 fee during the late nominating period ending March 27.Thursday, April 01, 2010
Trainer Bob Baffert says he just wants to get the standout son of Smart Strike through his final prep in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3 and get on to Kentucky.Thursday, April 01, 2010
Dean's Kitten 2 1/2-length victory in the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park March 27 pushes Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred right into the Kentucky Derby picture.Saturday, March 27, 2010
Connemara is the early favorite in the grade II Lane's End Stakes, so let's try to beat him with a concise analysis. This is a tough race to handicap, so I will go with value lurking in the shadows.Friday, March 26, 2010
Connemara, winner of the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) last month, is the 9-5 morning line favorite for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park March 27.Thursday, March 25, 2010
Vow to Wager, who ran second in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes last out, will face an accomplished field in the March 27 Lane's End Stakes (gr. I) at Turfway Park.Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Todd Pletcher's powerful stable of 3-year-old stars were prominent on the work tab March 6 in South Florida and the trainer set a temporary schedule for many of them.Sunday, March 07, 2010
With a lull in the stakes action, this is a good time to complete a Top 20 list in what has been a wide-open year.Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Time to reevaluate some of the horses and races, and a look at the Sham Stakes and several classy maiden and allowance races.Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Todd Pletcher has been one of racing's leading trainers the past decade, though the sport's biggest prize, the Derby, has eluded him. This could be his year.Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Todd Pletcher has no less that nine horses on the Derby trail, with Eskendereya shooting up to the #1 spot.Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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