Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley, California, 94710


Date: January 17, 09
Post: -
Purse: $100,000
Grade: -
Type: Thoroughbred
Distance: 1 1/16 Mile
Age: Three Year Olds
Sex: Both
Turf: Synthetic, left-handed

The California Derby is an American thoroughbred horseracing event that is run in early March at a distance of one and one sixteenth miles on the dirt track of Golden Gate Fields. This ungraded stakes is open to three-year-olds horses. Mollie McCarty won this race in 1876 and Afro-American jockey James Lee won the race with High Private in 1909. In 2009, Chocolate Candy clinched the top position.

California Derby Winners
Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2012 Russian Greek Jerry Hollendorfer Aaron Gryder Olympia Star, Inc. 1:45.07
2011 Positive Response William E. Morey Julien Couton Gevertz/Morey/ Newman/Pagano 1:44.56
2010 Ranger Heartley John W. Sadler Julio Garcia David Alpert/Herb Alpert 1:45.40
2009 Chocolate Candy Jerry Hollendorfer Russell Baze Craig Family Trust 1:43.98
2008 Yankee Bravo Patrick Gallagher Alex Solis Harlequin Ranches et al 1:44.57
2007 Bwana Bull Jerry Hollendorfer David Lopez Mark De Domenico et al 1:44.70
2006 Cause to Believe Jerry Hollendorfer Russell Baze P. Redekop/Peter Abruzzo 1:41.07
2005 No Race
2004 Trieste's Honor Mike Puype Russell Baze Cobra Farm 1:47.95
2003 Mr. Technique Jeff Bonde Roberto Gonzalez James Vreeland 1:47.65
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California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan 14, 2012