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El Camino Real Derby

Grade III race
El Camino Real Derby
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 Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

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-eight miles (9 furlongs) on the dirt. A Grade III event, it offers a purse of $150,000.

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.


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Jenny Craig (2002, 2009)

Winners of the El Camino Real Derby






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



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