California Oaks

Race 3 at Golden Gate Fields on January 1, 2011

  • STK
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:46.32
Payoffs
4   Lilacs and Lace $6.80 $2.20
3   Cathy's Crunches $2.10
5   Sister Glady Oh La
$2 Exacta (4-3) $14.40
$2 Trifecta (4-3-5) $42.60
Order of Finish
1

Lilacs and Lace

Flower Alley  – Refinement

3YO Filly

$60,000
  • J:Russell A. Baze
  • T:Duane Offield
  • B:Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel
  • O:Hicks, Judy and Nikkel, Kathryn
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Flower Alley , Chestnut, 2002. Lifetime: 206 yearlings sold, median $16,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew , Dark Bay or Brown, 1974.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $35,000.
2

Cathy's Crunches

West Acre  – Miss Atticus

3YO Filly

$20,000
  • J:Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Gilbert G. Campbell
  • O:Mark DeDomenico LLC and Hollendorfer, Jerry
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: West Acre , Bay, 1995. Lifetime: 70 yearlings sold, median $7,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Atticus , Chestnut, 1992.
3

Sister Glady Oh La

Strong Hope  – Miss Smart Strike

3YO Filly

$12,000
  • J:Hector R. Romero
  • T:Steve M. Sherman
  • B:Liberation Farm
  • O:Sherman, Art and Tsujimoto, Stuart
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Strong Hope , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 142 yearlings sold, median $27,533.
  • Broodmare Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $3,500.
4

Game to Run

Game Plan  – Run Kaitlyn Run

3YO Filly

  • J:Julien Couton
  • T:William Delia
  • B:Patricia Ford
  • O:Patricia Ford
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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  • Trainer Greg Gilchrist sends out David and Jill Heerensperger&#39;s Sky Mystic in the California Oaks.

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