Chase The Gold, who has rattled off nine straight victories at Cal expo in sensational fashion, looks to continue the streak in Sunday night’s $20,000 California Sire Stakes for the four-year-old pacing colts and geldings, while Its Pointless and Allmyxsliventexas head the cast in the $10,000 Don Fowler Memorial Pace.
Watch and Wager LLC will present 12 races on Sunday (March 27) with first post set for 5:05 p.m. The Sire Stakes goes as the fourth event while the Fowler is the ninth contest on the evening.
Chase The Gold is an Alberta-bred son of Mystery Chase who carries the banner of QKS Racing, takes his lessons from Quentin Schneider and will once again have James Kennedy in the sulky.
During the course of his amazing streak, Chase The Gold has accounted for the Steve Wiseman Final and a trio of Sire Stakes, the most recent coming two weeks ago.
In that outing, The QKS Racing colourbearer brushed to command at the half, took complete control of things from that point and went on a nearly five-length score with his 1:51 final clocking being the fastest mile of the meeting.
Alilthundadownunda will attempt to turn the tables after finishing second to Chase The Gold in all three of those Sire Stakes events. The Set The Pace LLC colorbearer is reined and trained by Nick Roland.
Rounding out the field are Im A Magic Man with Chip Lackey in the sulky; So Watch Me Now, Luke Plano and Believe In Dragons, to be guided by Cordarius Stewart.
Cal Expo remembers Don Fowler with race
Sunday night’s Don Fowler Memorial Pace is named for the man who bought the Winner’s Circle Cafe here at Cal Expo in the early 1980s and ran it until his death in January of last year at age 64.
Known as “Big Don” to his family and many friends, he also took over the jockey’s room kitchens on the fair circuit in the 1990s.
His brother, Ken, is the starter here at Cal Expo.
“Big Don brought horsemen and management together from all aspects of racing in Northern California with his holiday dinners and get-togethers,” Ken said. “He also made it a point that no family would ever go hungry.
“The Fowler family would like to thank CARF, Watch and Wager and all the horsemen that supported Big Don’s kitchens over the last 40 years.”