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).
- 2008 - Merus Miami (1:38.48) (Alex Bisono)
- 2007 – El Gato Malo (1:37.62) (Patrick Valenzuela)
- 2006 – Pure As Gold (Jon Court)
- 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)