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El Camino Real Derby

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What the Nation is saying about the El Camino Real Derby...

Action on the Derby Trail intensified over the holiday weekend as we were treated to Derby preps on each of the three days. Read More
The week that was in racing, according to Zipse at the Track.Read More
When Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer learned his local star would miss the El Camino Real Derby, he promptly went to his also eligible list and pulled up a worthy substitute.Read More
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  • jinlie01 · solid run but not the best competition...I just don't see him being a solid contender for the Run for the Roses. · 143 days ago ·
  • goblin · In reading various news reports this A.M., I see that Tamarando's BSF for this race was 91 per DRF. https://twitter.com/DRFByronKing · 143 days ago ·
8th Race Gulfstream Park - The Very One (G3) In a race devoid of any true speed, I always give an extra look to the horse who figures to be on the early lead. In the case of Viva Rafaela, I really like what I see. Not only do I expect her to be at least the 8-1 which she’s listed on the morning line...Read More
The G2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap highlights the 10-race Winter SprintFest card at Laurel Park which includes the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap. Read More
  • marylandgq · Sorry gals & gents, but LAUREL PARK cancelled their SATURDAY card as due to track conditions and more snow/rain mix heading to the Mid-Atlantic this afternoon. · 144 days ago ·
The 2014 Kentucky Derby Trail brings us to Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California this Saturday as a field of eight vies for Derby Points in the El Camino Real Derby (Gr. 3). I usually enjoy this time of year as it is the only occasion I am drawn to handicap this fine track and I enjoy the task as...Read More
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  • Roses4U · "...I suggest going as deep as you can." That bit of advice was almost as funny as not being sure that the step-brother of Beholder with damsire A.P. Indy wants the distance. · 146 days ago ·
  • Roses4U · Sorry, got Chitu on my mind...but going as deep as you can is still funny. · 146 days ago ·
Do like Enterprising here but surprised he was made ML favorite.
Jerry Hollendorfer announced this morning that local star Exit Stage Left will miss next Saturday's $200,000 Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby. The New Jersey-bred colt, who is a perfect 3-for-3 in his career with three stakes wins, including the California Derby, was set to be one of the favorites in ne...Read More
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  • Roses4U · Heavens to Murgatroyd, they credit all my stuff to my brother even. The name's Snagglepuss I'll thank you. · 148 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · got the snaggles mixed up then · 148 days ago ·
Autism Awareness, the winner of the 2008 El Camino Real Derby (G3), broke down in Sunday’s seventh race at Santa Anita and had to be euthanized. It is a sad coincidence that April is also Autism Awareness Month.Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · This is horrible news. I know this horse was an inspiration to many & it just doesn't seem fair for all the hope and joy he provided. · 447 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · The MEDICAL community does not know much about either...It has the logic of other off the wall diagnoses like Ewing's Sarcoma or Multiple Sclerosis...Still a complete mystery and that is the bigger tragedy that many look to charlatans to explain the pathology rather than medical science. · 447 days ago ·
I wish I could start this off with, " We have reached the half way mark of the current Golden Gate Fields meeting”, but darn it, I missed it by a week. Oh well, close enough, eh? Let’s pretend shall we? We have reached the half way point of the current Golden Gate Fields meet and I think there is no...Read More
  • AndyScoggin · 12,000 wins is just absolutely crazy amazing! · 470 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Great track built over an old native american grave site that they almost has to close as soon as it opened because the surface was so bad, horses were sinking down, at times, to their hocks..Luckily for their investors, the war interrupted those fledgling meetings. Always cool breezes and used for many a movie back drop. · 470 days ago ·
I like a longshot here. 1st- Nina's Dragon 2nd- Zeewat 3rd- Wildcat Moon..... Bet my top 3 is different than most.
G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, run at 1 1/8 miles over the main synthetic Tapeta surface. In 31 runnings (1982-2012) the El Camino Real Derby has produced just one Kentucky Derby winner (Charismatic-1999) and two Kentucky Derby runners-up (Cavonnier-1996 and Casual Lies-1992). Read More
Southern California shipper Dice Flavor, whose only four starts had been on grass for trainer Paddy Gallagher, burst away from the field past mid-stretch to easily win the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) in an upset at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 16. Read More
Wow, awesome race to watch!!!! I was puling for the 6, but I hit the exacta, and a win bet on the 9, and P-S on the 6. As for the derby, I think none of these challenge the derby. The 9 looks like a artificial beast, and the 6 seems like a artificial or turf horse too. Nonetheless, great race to handicap, bet, watch and cash on.
Zeewat looks to win Northern California's major Kentucky Derby prep for the home team. Read More
Racing only on dirt leading up to the first Saturday in May is a thing of the past. Read More
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  • buds · I dont think there is a connection in switching from synthetic to dirt and injuries to horses. If there was I think a pattern greater than 3-4 horses would have emerged, and the horse racing world would have caught on. · 509 days ago ·
  • buds · I also think the preps are horse specific. Some horse can make the transition easier, and with greater success than others · 509 days ago ·
Nearly six months after moving his tack to southern California, jockey Juan Hernandez has decided to return to Golden Gate Fields and will jump back in the saddle next Thursday, riding a pair of horses for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer as he tries to recapture the magic by the bay. Hernandez, who rode ...Read More
What was your favorite race of the year?Read More
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  • Paladin · Don't forget about the dead heat in the Travers · 566 days ago ·
  • jay s. · Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby and Shackleford's Met Mile, Churchill Downs, and Clark. · 566 days ago ·
As the second half of the stakes schedule kicks into gear this week, fans won’t have to wait to see some top notch names. Entries were drawn today for the Grade 3 $150,000 San Francisco Mile and the race is being headlined by multiple stakes winner Jeranimo from the Michael Pender barn. Hall of Fame...Read More
Lucky Chappy is on the move … again. A quick peek at the stickers on his suitcase already reveal stays in Ireland, Italy, France, Maryland, Kentucky, and Florida, but it looks like the fun has only just begun for the globetrotting son of High Chaparral. If all goes as planned, you can add the mileag...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video02/15/14GG81 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3TamarandoDance With FateEnterprising1:51.23
View Details02/15/14GG16 fS03 FMclChilcotinAlicia Memory'sMum's Kee1:12.23
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View DetailsView Video02/16/13GG81 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3Dice FlavorNina's DragonCounting Days1:51.45
View Details02/18/12GG81 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3Daddy Nose BestLucky ChappyHandsome Mike1:50.46
View DetailsView Video02/12/11GG81 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3Silver MedallionJakesamPositive Response1:50.45
View DetailsView Video02/20/10GG71 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3ConnemaraHaimish HyPosse Power1:51.26
View DetailsView Video02/14/09GG81 1/8 mS03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3Chocolate CandyMassoneRendezvous1:50.54
View Details03/06/99GG71 1/16 mD03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3CliquotCharismaticNo Cal Bread1:43.29
View DetailsView Video01/20/96BM61 1/16 mD03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3CavonnierSergeant StrohE C's Dream1:43.41
View Details01/14/95BM81 1/16 mD03 MEl Camino Real Derby-G3JumronSnow Kidd'nAmerican Day1:43.73