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Well-Traveled Tres Borrachos Among Eight In All American Stakes
Tres Borrachos, an 8-year-old gelding who has competed at 12 different racetracks and in seven states, will bring his road show to Golden Gate Fields Monday for the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes.
The feature event on a special Memorial Day racing program, the All American will be run at 1 1/16-miles on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface. The holiday card begins at 12:45 p.m. and fans attending the races will receive a free lawn chair.
Post time for the All American, the seventh event on a nine-race program, is 3:45 p.m.
Tres Borrachos will make career start No. 47 in the All American, which attracted a field of eight. Tres Borrachos will break from post position one under veteran jockey Joey Steiner.
The All American will be the 35th stakes start for Tres Borrachos, who owns a pair of Grade 2 stakes victories. Tres Borrachos won the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park in 2008 and the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar in 2011.
Tres Borrachos has finished second in five stakes, including the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup in 2009, and run third in four stakes, including the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs in 2011.
Tres Borrachos has earned $1,029,723 in his 46 races. In amassing the impressive bankroll, Tres Borrachos has run at the following tracks (listed alphabetically): Bay Meadows (the historic racetrack in San Mateo, California, that closed in 2008), Charles Town Races (Charles Town, West Virginia), Churchill Downs (Louisville, Kentucky), Del Mar (Del Mar, California), Fair Grounds (New Orleans, Louisiana), Fairplex Park (Pomona, California), Golden Gate Fields (Albany, California), Hollywood Park (Inglewood, California), Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Arkansas), Pimlico (Baltimore, Maryland), Santa Anita (Arcadia, California), and Saratoga Race Course (Saratoga Springs, New York).
Tres Borrachos will be making just his second start at Golden Gate Fields, where he finished fourth in the 2008 California Derby. He enters the All American off of two sharp efforts at Santa Anita, where he won a one-mile allowance race, and most recently, finished third in the Santana Mile on March 31. Tres Borrachos earned an impressive Beyer Speed Figure of 100 in both of the races.
The All American field, in post position order, is as follows: Tres Borrachos, Steiner rides; Siberian Laughter, Julien Couton; Ashtar, Christian Santiago Reyes; Summer Hit, Russell Baze; Administer, Alejandro Gomez; Hudson Landing, Juan Hernandez; Control Seeker, Francisco Duran; and Positive Response, Dennis Carr. All of the starters will carry 122 pounds.
Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.