GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Albany, CA
|1||Connemara||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A+||$90,000|
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.
|2||Haimish Hy||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: C||$30,000|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Ecton Park - Tifonica (ARG), Equalize
Sire: Ecton Park, Chestnut, 1996. Raced 4 years. 23 starts, 6 wins, $1,503,825. Lifetime: 166 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: Equalize, Gray, 1982.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall 2008 Yearling Sale, $10,000.
|3||Posse Power||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: C+||$18,000|
2007 | Bay Gelding | Posse - Stellarina, Pleasant Colony
Sire: Posse , Bay, 2000. Raced 2 years. 18 starts, 7 wins, $662,841. Lifetime: 237 yearlings sold, median $20,000. In 2009: 2.36 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Pleasant Colony, Dark Bay or Brown, 1978.
Scratched: Jairzihno (GB).
|1||Connemara||Russell A. Baze||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Haimish Hy||Michael Martinez||Steve M. Sherman|
|3||Posse Power||Leslie Mawing||Frank Lucarelli|
|4||Fog Alert||Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt||Steve M. Sherman|
|5||Ranger Heartley||Julio A. Garcia||John W. Sadler|
|6||Thomas Baines||Tyler Baze||Doug F. O'Neill|
|7||Very Fair||William Antongeorgi III||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|8||Bert' N the Group||Juan J. Hernandez||Valerie Ann Rhoden|
|9||Our Minesweeper||Frank T. Alvarado||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
The return of Acclamation, the champion older male of 2011, highlights the first Friday night program of the Betfair Hollywood Park spring/summer season April 27.Sunday, April 22, 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
Awesome Gem, the richest horse to ever race in Washington, was too much for local star Noosa Beach in the $200,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) at Emerald Downs.Sunday, August 21, 2011
Defending champion Noosa Beach and leading challenger Awesome Gem drew the far outside posts in a field of 12 entered for Washington's $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III). The signature race at Emerald Downs is Aug. 21.Thursday, August 18, 2011
Off since disappointing in the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) in March, Bourbon Bay returns to action in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) June 11, the highlight of a busy Hollywood Park program.Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Returning to his favorite turf course, favored Acclamation earned a repeat victory in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) with a seven-length romp at Hollywood Park May 14.Saturday, May 14, 2011
Acclamation returns to the Hollywood Park turf course May 14 he favors in an attempt to repeat his victory of a year ago in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT).Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Juniper Pass needed every yard of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap's 1 3/4-mile distance, getting up with a desperate lunge to defeat Imponente Purse by a head to drop the curtain on the 2010-11 Santa Anita season April 17.Sunday, April 17, 2011
With no standout for the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT), 10 trainers are taking a shot in Santa Anita's traditional closing-day turf feature April 17.Thursday, April 14, 2011
Grade II winner Meteore was euthanized after fracturing his right ankle in an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields April 2.Sunday, April 03, 2011
A new jockey, an equipment change and a first start on the main track all added up to the initial stakes victory for Juniper Pass in the off-the-turf San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. III) at rain-soaked Santa Anita March 20.Sunday, March 20, 2011
With marathon turf division stalwarts Champ Pegasus and Bourbon Bay aiming for Dubai, Haimish Hy could be the biggest benefactor in the $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita March 20.Thursday, March 17, 2011