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.
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2009
|Jockey||Martin A. Pedroza|
|Owner||Gallegos, John, Margolis, Gary, Miller, Michael, Casato, Nick, Arbitrage Stable|
|Breeder||Michelle Redding & Ponder Hill|
|Hodge View Five-Cross Pedigree||City Place||Storm Cat|
|Tarahumara||Black Tie Affair (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Sand Hill||Michelle Redding, agent||$24,000|
|Two-year-old||Michael Machowsky, agent||Classic Bloodstock, agent||$75,000|
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.
Favored So Brilliant fought hard to get the early lead and never gave it up, taking a field of juveniles all the way in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) on Thanksgiving in Southern California.
Brief items on racing and breeding.
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|