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California Derby


What the Nation is saying about the California Derby...

Now squarely into the new year, it’s time for the three-year-olds to take center stageRead More
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  • shackleford · Tanzanite Cat has the pedigree (and perhaps the talent) to be a factor until the KY Derby. I think his sire won the AR Derby. Florida looks like the place to be again this year. · 169 days ago ·
  • quillg · The winners of both Lecomte and Smarty Jones WILL NOT make it to the starting gate @ CD on the 1st Sagtruday in May. · 168 days ago ·
New Jersey- bred Exit Stage Left is the undefeated winner of the recent California Derby at Golden Gate Fields. Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Cavonnier, but not really based there. Maybe if you go back to when Golden Gate had a dirt track you could find a few, maybe that came in fourth in the Derby?. · 169 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · In 1980 Jaklin Klugman won the Cal. Derby and finished third in KY Derby · 168 days ago ·
When trainer Jerry Hollendorfer purchased Exit Stage Left at the March Barretts sale, he really had no idea exactly what kind of horse he was getting. Sure he liked what he saw but as for the talent level, well, lets just say he started him in the minor leagues instead of skipping him up to the big ...Read More
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  • travel_vic · This one is a fun track to visit, sitting out on a promintory into the bay, the late afternoon gentle winds keep the place cool all the time. Glad to see it has survived. · 169 days ago ·
  • 12 Clip · She's a Tiger won the Del Mar Debutante G1 and Placed in the Chandelier Stakes G1. · 169 days ago ·
Infosec and Harbaugh
It was another impressive performance from Zeewat. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee continued Nor Cal dominance on Saturday, winning the $100,000 California Derby by a measured half-length. The margin of victory was small but the race itself was large in the scope of things. He broke slowly under jock...Read More
  • BrianZipse · Great shot of the start, Don ... unfortunately, I am on the doubter side of things. This one does not have the same kind of potential that we saw in Nonios last year. · 541 days ago ·
  • marylandgq · Nice insight on Zeewat, Don. I'll take the counterpoint (or "non-doubter" side). That unimpressive loss in the Tim Conway came at 6f, a distance no Harlan's Holiday runner relishes. As you pointed out, the winner (Merit Man) came back to destroy a quality field in the "Bid" stakes @ GP. Add the fact that Zeewat has won on dirt (@ Santa Rosa) and this (CAL Derby) was part of the maturation process. To throw in some "Doubter" fuel... on Sunday @ GG (day after Cal Derby), a 1 1/16 race was run in the same exact time (1:46.50), by $4k Claimers, OUCH! Regardless, Zeewat is on my Watch List, but he'll eventually have to ship to get enough Derby points, cuz 10 (if he wins El Camno Real Derby) won't be enough to run in Derby. · 540 days ago ·
Saturday, the $100,000 California Derby will be center stage at Golden Gate Fields. Seven three-year-olds will walk up to the starting gate, with Kentucky Derby hopes at least somewhere in the minds of their connections. Yes you heard right. Seven horses. Seven. The California Derby used to be race ...Read More
The Fall meet at Golden Gate Fields is a wrap and the results are in. The winner is…….everybody, Tada. The fans won because the meet showed an increase in field size from the same meet last year, from 6.7 average starters a race to 7.3. They also saw seven exciting stakes races that included David L...Read More
Every race track has a horse that fans adopt as their own. For many years, that horse at Golden Gate Fields has been Bold Chieftain. While still an icon every time he takes to the track, a new local favorite took to the track on Sunday. His name is easier to pronounce than it is to read. He is Shuda...Read More
When Positive Response crossed the wire first in the $100,000 California Derby on Saturday, it marked a big win for the combination of trainer William E. Morey and jockey Julien Couton. For Morey, it was a satisfying victory. The up and coming trainer, and three partners, purchased Positive Response...Read More
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  • humphrey · I hear the fewest complaints coming from horsemen as regards the Tapeta than any outher surface they have trained or run over...Gets high marks especially for consistency of surface unlike Poly that is subject to temperatures · 1254 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · I am surprised that Santa Anita did not choose Tapeta when the synthetic mandate was enforced. Stronach also owns Golden Gate and he has Tapeta at that venue. Former trainer Michael Dickinson is a perfectionist, so it is not surprising that he has come up with a fair, safe surface. · 1254 days ago ·
Local favorite Positive Response took the lead on the turn for home and went on to capture Saturday's $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields. The three-year-old covered the 1 1/16-miles in 1:44.56 on the track's synthetic surface.Sent off as the 7-5 post-time favorite, Positive Response wa...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video01/12/13GG41 1/16 mS03 MCalifornia DerbyZeewatWildcat MoonTree of Life1:46.50
View Details10/05/03BM36 fD02 FCalifornia DerbyUppity KittyQuanah CountyGo Ask Daisy1:11.69
View Details09/04/00BM71 mileT03+ M (S)California DerbyNative DesertRoad To SlewFull Moon Madness1:37.55
View Details09/13/98BM96 fD02 FCalifornia DerbyJive TalkerMoscow ChorusNorth Coast Ltd.1:10.06