Though he's on a 12-race losing streak, Awesome Gem is the 5-2 favorite in the $150,000 Berkeley Stakes (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields on Memorial Day.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Lloyd C. Mason|
|Owner||Edward or Theresa DeNike|
|Breeder||Dell Ridge Farm|
|Captain Roy View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tale of the Cat||Storm Cat|
|Cherokee Miss||Cherokee Colony|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Roy Bishop||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||$17,000|
|Yearling||Greenfield Farm, agent||($47,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Winner of the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) in his last start, Gio Ponti switches coasts for New York-based trainer Christophe Clement and takes a shot at the best the California 3-year-old turf division has to offer in the $350,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Aug. 31.