Ticker
  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 1 day ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 1 day ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 2 days ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 2 days ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 2 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 3 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 3 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 3 days ago
  • Gordon Lord Byron dashes away to victory in the Champions Sprint!Posted 3 days ago

Bold Chieftain Attempts SF Mile Defense

Bold Chieftain, who won his first graded stakes in last year's San Francisco Mile, will defend his title at Golden Gate Fields April 30 on the turf after returning from retirement earlier this year.

The San Francisco Mile, a grade II event last year -- and the only one in Northern California for some time -- was dropped a level for this year's renewal with the race taking a purse reduction as a result, from $150,000 to $100,000. It was worth $300,000 as recently as 2009. This year's race, which attracted a good field of nine, is the seventh on the Golden Gate program with an expected post of 3:45 p.m. PDT.

With more than $1.5 million in earnings, the California champion Bold Chieftain's retirement was announced last summer with his final stud plans still to be determined. But the 8-year-old son of Chief Seattle returned to training earlier this year instead. He tuned up with a rallying second in a six-furlong allowance test March 13 on Golden Gate's Tapeta synthetic track.

  Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories