The return of three-time Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Lava Man and a 13-horse field in the richest event of the day, the $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief Stakes, highlights the $1.3-million Cal National Gold Rush program at Hollywood Park April 27.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2005
- CA -Bred
|Jockey||Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt|
|Owner||R Racing Stable or Donald L. Christians|
|Breeder||K & J Farm|
|Pleasure Grounds View Five-Cross Pedigree||Doneraile Court||Seattle Slew|
|My Girl Jeannie|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Rod S. Cockrum||Halvorson Bloodstock Services, agent for K & J Farm||$12,500|
Autism Awareness, the longest shot in the field, sprang a touching $126 upset in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Bay Meadows March 8. Johnny Taboada, the horse's owner, has an 8-year-old son, Renzo, who has autism.
Ten 3-year-olds were entered in the $150,000 El Camino Real Derby at Bay Meadows March 8, California's only graded Triple Crown prep event to be contested on dirt.