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Gold Rush Stakes

The Gold Rush Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds run at Golden Gate Fields in mid-December. An ungraded stakes set at distance of one mile on Tapeta Footings, the Gold Rush offers a purse of $75,000.

The race, named for the California Gold Rush of 1849, is a steppingstone to the $100,000 Golden Gate Derby (gr. III).

Past winners

  • 2008 - Merus Miami (1:38.48) (Alex Bisono)
  • 2005 –
  • 2004 – Dover Dare (1:36.55) (Ignacio Puglisi)
  • 2003 – Skipaslew (Eric Saint-Martin)
  • 2002 – Spensive
  • 2001 - Danthebluegrassman
  • 2000 - I’madrifter
  • 1989 – Avenging Force (Roberto Gonzalez)

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