California Derby

Race 8 at Golden Gate Fields on

  • 1 1/16 miles
  • $100,000
  • 4:15 PM PT
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Inside Track: Heart of a Hero

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.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Adriatic Moon Molly J. Pearson
  • Dominy, Susan, Stable H. M. A. and Francone, Guy
  • Andy Smolich & Marilyn Smolich
Axel Foley Doug F. O'Neill
  • Kent Bloodstock or Singer
  • George Waggoner Stables Inc.
Chocolate Candy Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Craig Family Trust (Jenny Craig)
  • Sid Craig & Jenny Craig
Feisty Suances Darrell Vienna
  • Red Baron's Barn LLC
  • Red Baron's Barn
Merus Miami O. J. Jauregui
  • West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Brereton C. Jones & B. Ned Jones
Revoluta Jerry Hollendorfer
  • Jerry Hollendorfer or George Todaro
  • WinStar Farm, LLC

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