El Camino Real Derby

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El Camino Real Derby
Grade III race
Location Golden Gate Fields
Berkeley, California
Inaugurated 1982
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.goldengatefields.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/8 Miles (9 Furlongs)
Track Synthetic, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The El Camino Real Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race held in February at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, California. The race is open to three-year-olds willing to race one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs) on Tapeta. A Grade III event, it offers a purse of $200,000.

Northern California's premier Kentucky Derby prep, the El Camino Real Derby was first run in 1982. It was hosted by Bay Meadows racetrack until its closing in August 2008.

Records[edit]

Stakes record:

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 9 - Russell Baze (1984, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014)

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the El Camino Real Derby since 1982[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time Grade
2014 Tamarando 3 Russell Baze Jerry Hollendorfer Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams 1-1/8 1:51.23 III
2013 Dice Flavor 3 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Patrick Gallagher Oda Racing Stables and US Equine 1-1/8 1:51.45 III
2012 Daddy Nose Best 3 Julien Leparoux Steve Asmussen Bob & Cathy Zollars 1-1/8 1:50.46 III
2011 Silver Medallion 3 Russell Baze Steve Asmussen Michael J. Ryan 1-1/8 1:50.45 III
2010 Connemara 3 Russell Baze Todd A. Pletcher Michael Tabor 1-1/8 1:51.26 III
2009 Chocolate Candy 3 Russell Baze Jerry Hollendorfer Sidney Craig & Jenny Craig 1-1/8 1:50.54 III
2008 Autism Awareness 3 Luis Contreras Genaro Vallejo Johnny Taboada 1-1/16 1:43.17 III
2007 Bwana Bull 3 Russell Baze Jerry Hollendorfer Mark DeDomenico et al. 1-1/16 1:43.22 III
2006 Cause to Believe 3 Russell Baze Jerry Hollendorfer Peter Redekop/Peter Abruzzo 1-1/16 1:41.81 III
2005 Uncle Denny 3 Russell Baze Rafael Becerra Stanley E. Fulton 1-1/16 1:42.22 III
2004 Kilgowan 3 Chance Rollins Lonnie Arterburn Terrence & Noreen O'Neill 1-1/16 1:43.87 III
2003 Ocean Terrace 3 Mike E. Smith Robert Hess, Jr. David Shimmon 1-1/16 1:42.26 III
2002 Yougottawanna 3 Jason Lumpkins Jerry Hollendorfer S & J Craig/Ted Aroney 1-1/16 1:43.48 III
2001 Hoovergetthekeys 3 Ron Warren Brian Koriner Carl Odegaard 1-1/16 1:40.85 III
2000 Remember Sheikh 3 Frank Alvarado Lonnie Arterburn J. Peppard / S. Smith 1-1/16 1:43.47 III
1999 Cliquot 3 David R. Flores John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1-1/16 1:43.29 III
1998 Event of the Year 3 Russell Baze Jerry Hollendorfer Golden Eagle Farm 1-1/16 1:40.27 III
1997 Pacificbounty 3 Kent Desormeaux Walter Greenman Grey, Harris et al. 1-1/16 1:41.85 III
1996 Cavonnier 3 Martin Pedroza Bob Baffert Walter Family Trust 1-1/16 1:43.40 III
1995 Jumron 3 Goncalino Almeida Gary Lewis Charles Dunn 1-1/16 1:43.73 III
1994 Tabasco Cat 3 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm/D. Reynolds 1-1/16 1:42.78 III
1993 El Atroz 3 Rafael Meza Jose Silva Cuadra Tyt 1-1/16 1:43.77 III
1992 Casual Lies 3 Alan Patterson Shelley L. Riley Shelley L. Riley 1-1/16 1:42.00 III
1991 Sea Cadet 3 Tom Chapman Ron McAnally V.H.W. Stables (lessee) 1-1/16 1:40.60 III
1990 Silver Ending 3 Gary L. Stevens Ron McAnally Costanza & McAnally 1-1/16 1:43.00 III
1989 Double Quick 3 Alex Solis Melvin F. Stute King III & McGaughey 1-1/16 1:43.60 III
1988 Ruhlmann 3 Pat Day Robert J. Frankel Ann & Jerry Moss 1-1/16 1:39.40 III
1987 Masterful Advocate 3 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Joseph Manzi Belles (Lessee) & Leveton 1-1/16 1:42.40 III
1986 Snow Chief 3 Alex Solis Melvin F. Stute Grinstead & Rochelle 1-1/16 1:42.60 III
1985 Tank's Prospect 3 Jorge Velasquez D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1-1/16 1:41.00 III
1984 French Legionaire 3 Russell Baze David Hofmans David V. Ringler 1-1/16 1:42.40
1983 Knightly Rapport 3 Fernando Toro Joseph Manzi Cotroneo/Leveton/Manzi 1-1/16 1:44.80
1982 Cassaleria 3 Darrel McHargue Ron McAnally J. Brady et al. 1-1/16 1:42.80

Special Bonus[edit]

Paths to $5,500,000 Preakness Bonus:
1) win Holy Bull Stakes + win the Florida Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
2) win Fountain of Youth Stakes + win the Florida Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
3) win Robert B. Lewis Stakes + win the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
4) win San Felipe Stakes + win the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
5) win El Camino Real Derby + win the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes

Paths to $550,000 XpressBet Bonus:
1) run in Holy Bull Stakes + win, place or show in the Florida Derby or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
2) run in Fountain of Youth Stakes + win, place or show in the Florida Derby or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
3) run in Robert B. Lewis Stakes + win, place or show in the Florida Derby or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
4) run in San Felipe Stakes + win, place or show in the Florida Derby or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes
5) run in El Camino Real Derby + win, place or show in the Florida Derby or win, place or show in the Santa Anita Derby + win The Preakness Stakes

  • Note: In 2011 Shackleford won for the $550,000 Xpressbet Bonus.

See also[edit]

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