California Chrome Voted 2016 Horse of the Year

California Chrome Voted 2016 Horse of the Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in 2014, at the 46th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

The Eclipse Awards, honoring excellence in North American Thoroughbred racing, presented by The Stronach Group, Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup, are voted on by the NTRA, Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB).

California Chrome becomes the first two-time Horse of the Year to win the honor in non-consecutive years since John Henry achieved it in 1981 and 1984. Owned by California Chrome LLC of Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farm, and trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome received 202 first-place votes for Horse of the Year. Juddmonte Farms’ 3-year-old Arrogate, who was named Outstanding 3-year-old Male, finished second with 40 votes; Fox Hill Farms’ 3-year-old filly Songbird finished third with five votes and Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Highland Reel (IRE), received one vote. Songbird was voted the unanimous winner of the 3-Year-Old Filly Eclipse Award earlier this evening.

California Chrome, who was also named the unanimous winner of the Older Dirt Male award, won 7 of 8 starts in 2016, including dominant victories in the $10 million Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and propelled him to become the all-time leading North American money earner with $14,502,650.

Arrogate was spectacular in securing the 3-year-old title under the guidance of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. A son of former 2-year-old champion Unbridled’s Song, Arrogate won the Travers Stakes by 13 ½ lengths, in 1:59.36, the fastest time in the 147-year history of the race. Eight weeks later he wore down California Chrome to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Arrogate is the seventh Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old trained by Baffert.

Songbird, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, won seven of eight starts last year on her way to Champion 3-Year-Old Filly title. Among her wins were grade one victories in the Santa Anita Oaks, the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Cotillion Stakes. She lost the only race of her career when defeated a nose to the champion Older Dirt Female winner Beholder in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

The complete list of 2016 Eclipse Awards winners and vote totals appears below:

(Horse ages in parentheses where applicable; Country codes indicate a foreign breeding designation)

Two-Year-Old Male: Classic Empire

Two-Year-Old Filly:  Champagne Room

Three-Year-Old Male:  Arrogate

Three-Year-Old Filly:  Songbird

Older Dirt Male:  California Chrome (5)

Older Dirt Female: Beholder (6)

Male Sprinter:  Drefong (3)

Female Sprinter: Finest City (4)

Male Turf Horse: Flintshire (GB) (6)

Female Turf Horse: Tepin (5)

Steeplechase Horse: Rawnaq (IRE) (9)

Owner: Juddmonte Farms, Inc.

Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC

Jockey: Javier Castellano

Apprentice Jockey: Luis Ocasio

Trainer: Chad Brown

The Eclipse Awards

Eclipse Awards are bestowed upon the Thoroughbred horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the title of Champion in their respective divisions. The Eclipse Awards are named after the great 18th-Century racehorse and foundation sire Eclipse, who began racing at age five and was undefeated in 18 starts, including eight walkovers. Eclipse sired the winners of 344 races, including three Epsom Derbies.

Voting Overview

In voting that concluded January 3, 2017, Eclipse Awards voters cast their ballots to rank the top three horses and individuals in each Championship division on a 10-5-1 point system basis. This voting established the top three finalists in each division, whose names were released on Jan. 5, 2012. The tallies below represent only first-place votes from members of the consolidated voting entities, NTRA, Daily Racing Form and National Turf Writers And Broadcasters. The votes were tabulated and certified by Strothman and Company.

Voter participation rate: 248/264= 93.94% 

Horse of the Year (Name, First-Place Votes)

California Chrome, 202; Arrogate, 40; Songbird, 5; Highland Reel, 1.

Two-Year-Old Male

Classic Empire, 248.

Two-Year-Old Filly

Champagne Room, 202; New Money Honey, 21; Lady Aurelia, 11; Pretty City Dancer, 5; Shane’s Girlfriend, 3; Abel Tasman, 2; Miss Sky Warrior, 2; Victory to Victory, 1; Voter Abstentions, 1.

Three-Year-Old Male

Arrogate, 243; Exaggerator, 2; Nyquist, 2; Gun Runner, 1.

Three-Year-Old Filly

Songbird, 248.

Older Dirt Male

California Chrome, 248.

Older Dirt Female

Beholder, 246; Stellar Wind, 2.

Male Sprinter

Drefong, 199; Lord Nelson, 29; A.P. Indian, 20.

Female Sprinter

Finest City, 185; Haveyougoneaway, 20; Paulassilverlining, 13; Taris, 12; Carina Mia, 11; Constellation, 2; Lightstream, 1; Songbird, 1. Voter Abstentions, 3.

Male Turf Horse

Flintshire (GB), 137; Highland Reel (IRE), 76; Tourist, 32; Da Big Hoss, 1. Voter Abstentions, 2.

Female Turf Horse

Tepin, 225; Found (IRE), 11; Queen’s Trust (GB), 7; Lady Eli, 2; Miss Temple City, 2; Catch a Glimpse, 1.

Steeplechase Horse

Rawnaq (IRE), 171; Top Striker, 31; Special Skills, 2; Bob Le Beau (IRE), 1; Portrade (IRE), 1. Voter Abstentions, 42.

Owner

Juddmonte Farms, Inc., 134; Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, 45; Klaravich Stables, Inc., and William Lawrence, 17; Spendthrift Farm, LLC, 17; California Chrome, LLC, 16; Reddam Racing LLC, 4; Fox Hill Farms, Inc. 3; John Oxley, 3; WinStar Farm, 2; End Zone Athletics, 1 Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc., 1. Voter Abstentions, 5.

Breeder

WinStar Farm, LLC; 164; Clearsky Farms, 62; Juddmonte Farms, Ltd., 4; Darley, 3; Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, 3; Adena Springs, 2; Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, 1; Machmer Hall, 1. Voter Abstentions, 8.

Trainer

Chad Brown, 208; Bob Baffert, 21, Mark Casse, 11; Art Sherman, 3; Steve Asmussen, 2; Karl Broberg, 1; Todd Pletcher, 1. Voter Abstention, 1.

Jockey

Javier Castellano, 146; Mike Smith, 44; Jose Ortiz, 41; Florent Geroux,12; Irad Ortiz, Jr., 2; Julien Leparoux, 1. Voter Abstentions, 2.

Apprentice Jockey

Luis Ocasio, 182; Lane Luzzi, 34; Eric Cancel, 1; Ashley Castrenze, 1. Voter Abstentions, 30.

Award of Merit

The recipients of the Award of Merit, voted on by a panel of representatives from the three presenting organizations and previously announced, are Andrew Beyer and Steven Crist. The Award of Merit is presented to honor outstanding lifetime achievement in the Thoroughbred industry.

Media Eclipse Awards

Media Eclipse Awards also are given in the categories of photography, audio and multi-media Internet, news/enterprise writing, feature/commentary writing, national television–feature and national television–live racing programming to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of Thoroughbred racing. The 2016 Media Eclipse Awards winners, determined by a judges’ panel for each category and previously announced, are:

Live Racing Programming – NBC Sports – “2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships,” Billy Matthews, producer; November 5, 2016.

Television Features – ESPN – E:60; “Barnyard Buddies,”. Megan Anderson, Heather Lombardo, Tonya Malinowski and Mike Johns, producers; May 3, 2016.

Audio/Multi-Media and Internet – Daily Racing Form – “Time Bandits,” Jay Hovdey (writer), Barbara Livingston (photographer) and Molly McGill (videographer); June 6, 2016.

Writing – News/Enterprise – Natalie Voss “’Something’s Wrong With My Brain’ – The Lurking Danger of Concussions for Jockeys,” Paulick Report. December 30, 2015.

Writing – Feature/Commentary – John Scheinman “Andrew Beyer: Rebel with a Cause,” Paulick Report. November 12, 2016

Photography – Tod Marks – “George & John Sloan Hurdle,” Chronicle of the Horse, Untacked; May 14, 2016.

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The 2016 Eclipse Awards finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Horse of the Year: Arrogate, California Chrome, Songbird

Two-Year-Old Male: Classic Empire, Not This Time, Practical Joke

Two-Year-Old Filly: Champagne Room, Lady Aurelia, New Money Honey

Three-Year-Old Male: Arrogate, Exaggerator, Nyquist

Three-Year-Old Filly: Cathryn Sophia, Queen’s Trust (GB), Songbird

Older Dirt Male: California Chrome, Frosted, Lord Nelson

Older Dirt Female: Beholder, Cavorting, Stellar Wind

Male Sprinter: A.P. Indian, Drefong, Lord Nelson

Female Sprinter: Finest City, Haveyougoneaway, Paulassilverlining

Male Turf Horse: Flintshire (GB), Highland Reel (IRE), Tourist

Female Turf Horse: Lady Eli, Miss Temple City, Tepin

Steeplechase Horse: Rawnaq (IRE), Scorpiancer (IRE), Top Striker

Owner: Juddmonte Farms, Inc., Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, Spendthrift Farm LLC

Breeder: Clearsky Farms, Darley, WinStar Farm, LLC

Trainer: Bob Baffert, Chad Brown, Mark Casse

Jockey: Javier Castellano, Jose Ortiz, Mike Smith

Apprentice Jockey: Kevin Gomez, Lane Luzzi, Luis Ocasio

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 2017

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  • ESPINOZA’S WILD RIDE ON CHROME COULD CONTINUE
  • APPRENTICE FUENTES WINS FIRST RACE AT SANTA ANITA
  • STEVENS PROGRESSING FROM LEFT HIP REPLACEMENT 

CALIFORNIA CHROME: IT AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER

Victor Espinoza, who journeyed worldwide aboard California Chrome on a path to gold

and glory that has reaped $14,084,600, could ride the great California-bred in his final race next Saturday in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park–or not.

Espinoza has ridden California Chrome in his last 20 starts–14 of them victories–and is scheduled to be astride for the last time in the Pegasus, after which the immensely popular six-year-old chestnut son of Lucky Pulpit is to be retired at stud on Jan. 29, standing for a $40,000 fee at Taylor Made Farm’s 1,000-acre spread in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

But in an interview with Espinoza this morning and in a press release quoting Frank Taylor, vice president of boarding operations at Taylor Made, the door was left open.

“It’s been a great ride,” said Espinoza Saturday morning at Clockers’ Corner,

surrounded by the verdant scenery burgeoning in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, an ever-refreshing landscape.

“It was just an amazing time and I wish I could find another one like California Chrome. It seems impossible, but you never know. I’m getting ready for the Pegasus but I really don’t know if that’s going to be his last race or he’ll run again.

“I think it all depends on how he runs Saturday. So far, the plan is for this to be his last race, but if he runs a big race, they might change their minds, because he’s doing so good.”

California Chrome worked five furlongs at Gulfstream Saturday morning in 58.81 under Dihigi Gladney, with fractional times of 23.66 and 35.12, with a six furlong gallop out of 1:12.41.

Taylor noted in a release that “discussions recently took place about not retiring California Chrome after the Pegasus, and instead pointing him to the Dubai World Cup (March 25), a race he won in 2016 after finishing second in it the year before.

“I thought maybe two or three weeks ago there was a chance, but we polled everybody and there were a few people who didn’t want to run. We’re in the position where we have all these mares booked to him and we bought a lot of mares to breed to him; it was kind of hard to turn back. I was really campaigning to do that.

“The reason I want to run him is because he’s sound or better today than when we started in January. He’s just getting better and better. With the Pegasus World Cup and the Dubai World Cup ($10 million) there is so much money. If he were to (win) and do good (this year), he could make $15 million.

“He made $8 million (in 2016). He’s just getting bigger and stronger. He’s just amazing. He’s the closest thing I’ve seen to a machine in a horse.”

Espinoza didn’t have to have his arm twisted to concur.

“He’s better than before, so I don’t really know exactly if this will be his last race,” Victor said. “If it is, it will bring a lot of memories, not just for me and my career, but for the Art Sherman team and all of Chrome’s fans.

“California Chrome has just been an awesome ride for everyone.”

PROMISING APPRENTICE WINS FIRST RACE AT SANTA ANITA

Ruben Fuentes, a seven-pound apprentice rider from New Mexico, won his first race at Santa Anita Friday when he piloted I’ll Wrap It Up to a 4 ¼-length victory for trainer Steve Miyadi in the fourth race for $10,000 claimers at seven furlongs.

“We’ve had five mounts and in our last four, ran fourth, third, second and first in a row,”

said his agent, Mike Ciani, who also represents Gary Stevens. “He’s a great kid and he really has some talent. His dad (Miguel) is one of the best riders in Mexico City. Ruben’s brother is a rider, his four uncles are riders. It sounds like the line from ‘My Cousin Vinny,’–‘My Dad’s a mechanic, my uncles are mechanics . . .’”

Friday’s victory was the 18th in four months for the18-year-old Ruben, a native of New Mexico who “speaks perfect English and tacks 110 pounds. He has his ‘bug’ until late November. Gary and (his brother) Scott are pretty much the ones who brought him here.

“The guys in the (jockeys’) room have been great with him, (Rafael) Bejarano and of course Gary. (Martin) Pedroza came up to him and said he liked what he saw.”

STEVENS PROGRESSING FROM HIP SURGERY

Looking fresh and fit as he recuperates from surgery last Dec. 21 for replacement of his left hip, Gary Stevens was on hand at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, counting down the time until he can resume his Hall of Fame career.

“I’m doing well,” Stevens said. “I’m rehabbing every day, back on my Equicizer which I’ve been riding for about 10 days now. I see the doctor in two weeks and hopefully I can start getting on horses in 3 ½ more weeks.

“I’ll play it by ear from there.”

FINISH LINES: There was one winning Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot ducat Friday at Santa Anita, worth a whopping $272,515 . . . There were 78 recorded workouts Saturday on Santa Anita’s dirt training track, 14 of them horses trained by Doug O’Neill, 12 by Phil D’Amato and 10 by Keith Desormeaux . . . Kent Desormeaux and Mario Gutierrez are at Golden Gate Fields today where they ride Vending Machine and So Conflated, respectively, in the $100,000 California Derby. Desormeaux, a superior mudder, won two races on Santa Anita’s wet/fast track Friday giving him 10 for the meet, good for third in the standings behind Tyler Baze (16) and Flavien Prat (15) . . . The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Santa Anita. An audio-only webcast of the meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast).The Medication, Safety and Welfare Committee will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday at the same location. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings. The Board agenda and supporting package of materials are available on the CHRB website, as are those for the Medication Committee (agenda and package).

SANTA ANITA STATISTICS
(Current Through Friday, Jan. 20)
Jockey Mts 1st 2nd 3rd Win% ITM% Money Won
Tyler Baze 74 16 10 7 22% 45% $542,602
Flavien Prat 66 15 7 11 23% 50% $863,983
Kent Desormeaux 47 10 6 6 21% 47% $679,723
Rafael Bejarano 51 7 7 9 14% 45% $478,513
Norberto Arroyo, Jr. 47 7 3 2 15% 26% $323,685
Stewart Elliott 48 6 6 7 13% 40% $223,255
Martin Pedroza 39 6 6 4 15% 41% $211,115
Mike Smith 19 5 1 4 26% 53% $485,940
Drayden Van Dyke 46 4 8 2 9% 30% $278,085
Luis Contreras 39 4 6 10 10% 51% $226,514
Mario Gutierrez 33 4 6 4 12% 42% $242,566
Victor Espinoza 23 4 5 5 17% 61% $256,770
Joseph Talamo 43 4 4 9 9% 40% $157,300
Brice Blanc 16 4 3 1 25% 50% $157,870
Corey Nakatani 23 4 2 1 17% 30% $210,169
Trainer Mts 1st 2nd 3rd Win% ITM% Money Won
Jerry Hollendorfer 43 8 7 8 19% 53% $677,364
Peter Miller 27 7 6 4 26% 63% $345,205
Richard Baltas 43 6 8 5 14% 44% $369,358
Doug O’Neill 53 6 7 9 11% 42% $324,548
William Spawr 11 6 0 2 55% 73% $169,341
John Sadler 18 5 4 5 28% 78% $254,234
Bob Baffert 24 5 3 4 21% 50% $396,821
J. Keith Desormeaux 16 5 2 4 31% 69% $335,075
Philip D’Amato 20 4 4 4 20% 60% $377,190
Peter Eurton 19 4 3 0 21% 37% $158,895
Gary Sherlock 16 4 2 1 25% 44% $92,200

BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP FINEST CITY COMES BACK RUNNING, WINS GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES

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BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP FINEST CITY COMES BACK RUNNING, WINS GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES BY 3 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY KRULJAC, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS OVER ‘WET FAST’ TRACK IN 1:21.49

Favored to be named as America’s Eclipse Award Champion Female Sprinter in a special gala this evening at Gulfstream Park, Track Announcer Michael Wrona noted that Finest City was “looking for the first leg of a special double that could culminate in an Eclipse Award tonight,” as Finest City drew clear from a stubborn Fantastic Style a sixteenth from home.

“This could be a once-in-a-lifetime day,” said Kruljac, 28, whose father, longtime trainer, Eric Kruljac, is at Gulfstream to accept the Eclipse trophy on behalf of his son, should Finest City win the highly coveted award. “It’s awesome to share it with my father. Hopefully, we’ll get that award today.

“We’re just keeping her fresh…The inside post was a big obstacle today and Mike just took it to ’em. She’s got stamina. She’s got everything you’d ever want in the breeding of a race horse.”

A 5-year-old Pennsylvania-bred mare by City Zip, Finest City was off at 2-5 in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10. Owned by Seltzer Thoroughbreds, she improved her record to 15-5-4-2, and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased her earnings to $1,045,594.

“Breaking from the one hole in this slop, you gotta get outta there,” said Smith. “She’s never had this kinda dirt in her face and I certainly didn’t want her to get any today. My only concern with being away as long as she has is that we’d probably have to use her from the rail, but I saw she’s been working really well. I knew she’s handled the grass and she’s got a real athletic way of going, so I thought she could probably handle this surface today.”

A well beaten fifth as the 1-2 favorite over a similar surface here on Dec. 30, Fantastic Style made her first start today for trainer Doug O’Neill and proved second best after chasing the winner throughout. Off at 7-2 with Rafael Bejarano, she finished a neck in front of Sheer Pleasure and paid $2.80 and $2.40.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Sheer Pleasure was off at 22-1 and paid $3.40 to show.

Fractions on the race, which were all set by the winner, were 22.15, 44.26 and 1:08.79.

First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.

SO CONFLATED WINS THE FIRST STAKE OF 2017

SO CONFLATED ACT 2Albany, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2017) — So Conflated shipped in from Southern California to bring back to back $100,000 California Derby victories to trainer Doug O’Neill. Ridden by Kentucky Derby winning jockey, Mario Gutierrez, the 1 and 1/16 miles was completed in 1:44.71. So Conflated sat just off the pace for the majority of the race before rallying to the lead to beat More Power to Him. Betting favorite Vending Machine and 6 to 1 Secret House fought for the lead early with blistering fractions of 24.18, 48.92, and 1:13.32 before fading in the stretch to finish last and second to last. So Conflated’s last win came as the result of a disqualification at Santa Anita on December 26 where he was placed first in his $56,000 Maiden Special Weight.

“We were pretty excited after the last race. I know it was a win by DQ, but he still showed real good promise in that race. I figured this track would suit him really good,” said Gutierrez, who had a near perfect trip all the way around. “Halfway through the race everything was according to plan, but from the 3/8 to the ¼ pole I started worrying a little bit because all of the horses were moving, so I waited for a hole, and thankfully one opened. When I asked him to go, he responded.”

Assistant trainer Leandro Mora has been working with this horse from the start alongside trainer Doug O’Neill. “He was a late bloomer. He was not a Nyquist type horse. We had to babysit this horse. He wasn’t a professional mentality. He has good quality we need to just put him on the right track and make sure he is doing the right thing. I would love to repeat what we did last year with Frank Conversation, but that’s up to the trainer and owner for what’s up next for him. This is horse can run on dirt and Derby fever is right around the corner. Why not us?” said Mora.

Tomorrow, January 22, will be Dollar Day with $1 Beers, $1 Hot Dogs, $1 General Admission, $1 General Parking, and $1 Programs. The Pegasus World Cup Invitational will be January 28. Come out and join us for the richest horse race ever run, $12,000,000 and California Chrome’s last race. Our Chinese New Year Celebration will be February 4; Golden Gate Fields will be offering $2 Tsingtao beer, Wokitchen Food truck, Red Envelope Giveaway of over $12,000 in vouchers and Lion Dancer entertainment.

Santa Anita Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, January 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $20,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $12,500 $16,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $12,500 $16,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Santa Monica S. $200,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $58,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $54,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $56,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $18,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Sunday, January 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $40,000 $38,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $25,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $56,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $54,000
Race 5 Claiming – $6,250 $14,000
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $56,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $21,000

Turf Paradise Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, January 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden $4,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Early Derby $7,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $3,500 $7,100 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance $14,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Hank Mills Sr. H. $30,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $20,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $3,500 $7,100 Overnight Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Tuesday, January 24 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $5,000 $8,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,000
Race 3 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000
Race 4 Maiden Optional Claiming – $30,000 $12,500
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,000
Race 6 Claiming – $3,500 $7,000
Race 7 Maiden Optional Claiming – $30,000 $12,500
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,300

Golden Gate Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, January 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $6,250 $11,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $9,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $10,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $7,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $3,200 $8,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $27,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $26,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 8 California Derby $100,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $26,000 Overnight Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, January 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $7,000
Race 2 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $17,000
Race 3 Claiming – $3,200 $7,000
Race 4 Claiming – $10,000 $13,000
Race 5 Claiming – $4,000 $8,400
Race 6 Claiming – $4,000 $8,400
Race 7 Claiming – $12,500 $12,000
Friday, January 27 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000
Race 2 Claiming – $10,000 $13,000
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $8,000
Race 4 Claiming – $12,500 $15,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $26,000
Race 6 Claiming – $20,000 $18,000
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $7,000