Berkeley S. (G3)

Race 8 at Golden Gate Fields on May 25, 2009

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:43.12
  Autism Awareness $62.80 $20.20 $9.80
  Bold Chieftain $5.20 $3.40
  Awesome Gem $2.60
$2 Exacta (10-9) $224.60
$2 Trifecta (10-9-8) $711.20
$2 Superfecta (10-9-8-1) $7,136.00
Order of Finish

Autism Awareness

Tannersmyman  – Lady Essex


  • J:David G. Lopez
  • T:Genaro Vallejo
  • B:Jim Eaton, Paul Arndt, Dave Marabela & Mr. & Mrs. Terry Smith
  • O:Johnny Taboada
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: F
  • Sire: Tannersmyman , Bay, 1998. Lifetime: 72 yearlings sold, median $3,400.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sharp Victor , Chestnut, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2006 NCASEP, $1,000.

Bold Chieftain

Chief Seattle  – Hooked On Music


  • J:Frank T. Alvarado
  • T:William J. Morey, Jr.
  • B:Ernest L. Langbein, William Morey, Kenneth Robinson & Dwaine Hall
  • O:Hall or Langbein Tst or Morey Tst or Robinson
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Chief Seattle , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Lifetime: 169 yearlings sold, median $11,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seattle Dancer , Bay, 1984.


  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Craig Dollase
  • B:Runnymede Farm Inc., Catesby Clay & Peter Callahan
  • O:West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Margin:nose
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 432 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Pentelicus , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2004 FTSAUG, $150,000; 2005 BARMAR, $150,000.


Unusual Heat  – Fleet Sparrow


  • J:Julio A. Garcia
  • T:Barry Abrams
  • B:Abrams/ Nakkashian/ Roberts
  • O:Abrams or Nakkashian or Roberts

Silent Soul

Afternoon Deelites  – Sweet Soul


  • J:Ignacio Puglisi
  • T:David E. Hofmans
  • B:Chris Young & Elizabeth A. DiBella
  • O:Tarabilla Farms, Inc.

Unusual Suspect

Unusual Heat  – Penpont (NZ)


  • J:Alex Bisono
  • T:Barry Abrams
  • B:David Abrams
  • O:Barry, David or Dyan Abrams

Captain Roy

Tale of the Cat  – Cherokee Miss


  • J:Omar Figueroa
  • T:Robert B. Hess, Sr.
  • B:Dell Ridge Farm
  • O:Roy E. Bishop

Unusual Smoke

Unusual Heat  – Smokin' Charlotte


  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:A. C. Avila
  • B:Fast Lane Farms & Basin, Edwards & Watchorn
  • O:Santa Ines Stable

Our Partner

Partner's Hero  – Our Saydee


  • J:William Antongeorgi III
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Donald Dean
  • O:Jerry Hollendorfer or George Todaro
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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