Keyword: California Derby

  • Finest City wins the 2017 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    The Week in Photos for 1/24/2017

    Santa Monica, Lecomte, Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap, Sunshine Millions Classic; Distaff; Filly & Mare; Sprint; Turf, Silverbulletday, Dixie Bells, California Derby, Hong Kong Class Mile and more.

  • Quack, with Bill Shoemaker up, win the California Derby at Golden Gate on April 22, 1972.

    A Look Back at Quack's California Derby

    This week is a recap of the 1972 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields won by Quack. Written by Giles E. Wright with the headline, "The California Derby Cancelled Some Trips to the Kentucky Derby," the story appeared in the May 1, 1972 issue.

  • Cross the Line and J. J. Hernandez take the California Derby.

    Cross the Line Strikes in California Derby

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was triple-handed entering the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields and emerged with an eighth win in the race after Cross the Line surged clear in early stretch.

  • Stand And Salute

    Stand and Salute Marches Toward Cal Derby

    The first four finishers from the Dec. 6 Gold Rush Stakes return to Golden Gate Fields Jan. 17 and stretch out a half-furlong longer in the $100,000 California Derby at 1 1/16 miles on the Tapeta all-weather surface.

  • Exit Stage Left stayed undefeated in the California.

    Exit Stage Left Steals Cal Derby Spotlight

    Exit Stage Left kept his record unblemished with his third consecutive stakes victory in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 18 at Golden Gate Fields, denying favored Enterprising by half a length.

  • Enterprising won the Eddie Logan Stakes on the turf on December 28.

    Cal Derby Pits Enterprising, Exit Stage Left

    Enterprising, sharp winner of the Eddie Logan Stakes over the Santa Anita Park turf last time out, takes on undefeated local favorite Exit Stage Left in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 18 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Gold Rush Stakes winner Russian Greek is the 122-pound high weight for the California Derby.

    Seven Sophomores Vie in California Derby

    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.

  • Gold Rush winner Positive Response faces 11 in the California Derby.

    Cal Derby Has 'Positive' Look

    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.

  • Ranger Heartley

    Inside Track: Heart of a Hero

    Sue Dowling, who bred the stakes-winning gelding Ranger Heartley with her husband, Craig Upham, decided to name the horse after a local heroic army ranger, Sgt. Jeffrey Hartley, who was killed in Iraq in April 2008.

  • Ranger Heartley Shows His Grit in Cal Derby

    Though somewhat erratic through the homestretch, Ranger Heartley held off odds-on choice Connemara to win the $100,000 California Derby by three-quarters of a length at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 16.

  • Todd Pletcher has Connemara ready for the California Derby.

    Connemara Makes Stakes Debut in Cal Derby

    Connemara, undefeated in a pair of route tries for trainer Todd Pletcher last fall, makes his stakes debut against five rival 3-year-olds in the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 16.

  • Connemara, Macias Expected for Cal Derby

    Connemara, an undefeated colt trained by Todd Pletcher, and Macias, a two-time stakes-winner from the Bob Baffert barn, are among the 16 runners nominated to the California Derby Jan. 16 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Chocolate Candy wins the California Derby by 1 3/4 lengths

    Chocolate Candy Impressive in Cal Derby

    Odds-on favorite Chocolate Candy split horses as the field straightened away, struck the front nearing the eighth-pole and drew clear to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Gallant Son Begins Season in Cal Derby

    Stakes winners Chocolate Candy, Gallant Son, and undefeated Merus Miami top a group of seven 3-year-old colts entered for the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 17.

  • Chocolate Candy won the 2008 Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood Park.

    California Derby Lures Chocolate Candy

    Chocolate Candy, who ran third in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park last month, is among the horses already confirmed for the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 17.

  • Yankee Bravo Wins California Derby

    Yankee Bravo duplicated his Eddie Logan Stakes performance, unleashing a strong stretch rally to remain undefeated by winning the $150,000 California Derby on a showery day at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 27.

  • Jerry Hollendorfer sends Many Rivers and Moonlit Master in the California Derby.

    Dozen to Try California Derby

    With heavy rain in the forecast this weekend, a dozen 3-year-old prospects were entered for the $150,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 27.

  • Bwana Bull Charges Home in California Derby

    The stalking Bwana Bull circled the pacesetters coming off the final turn of Sunday's $150,000 California Derby and was long gone at the end under substitute rider David Lopez at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Former Derby Contender Finds a Home

    Four years after being considered a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Tracemark, a 7-year-old gelding, is embarking on a life of retirement on a California farm.

  • Still More Cause to Believe in California Derby

    Launching an impressive bid on the turn for home, odds-on choice Cause to Believe rallied from last to register an easy victory over his four rivals in Saturday's $100,000 California Derby for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Haskin's Weekend Preview: Believe in Cal Derby

    The California Derby is not known as a spawning ground for Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners, and if the expected rain hits the San Francisco area and Racketeer is scratched, that likely will leave only Cause to Believe who has a legitimate shot at the Run for the Roses.

  • SF Mile Boosted to $400,000 for Golden Gate Meet

    The $400,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT), the richest race in Northern California, is one of eight six-figure stakes that Golden Gate Fields has scheduled for its 2006 spring meeting. The 65-day season begins Wednesday.

  • Game Trieste's Honor Wins California Derby

    Making his first stakes appearance, Cobra Farm's Trieste's Honor battled favored Capitano for the entire stretch run before getting up by a neck in the $100,000 California Derby for 3-year-olds at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Apalachian Thunder Wheels Back for Cal Derby

    The Bob Baffert-trained Apalachian Thunder, who finished third in the $500,000 WinStar Derby on March 30, will run in the $100,000 California Derby at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Eight Battle in California Derby

    Lusty Latin earned a trip to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with his third-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) last week. Saturday his stablemate, Captain Squire, will attempt to join him on the Derby trail when he competes in the $150,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Startac Works Toward California Derby Start

    Simon Bray-trained Startac, who was scratched out of Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), worked over Hollywood Park's main track Sunday in preparation for a start in Saturday's $200,000 California Derby at Bay Meadows.