04/27/2014 11:05AM

Free's review: Gold Rush draws weak fields at new home


The California Gold Rush took place at Santa Anita for the first time Saturday. Based on level of participation, it was a dud. Average field size for the five statebred stakes was 6.4 runners per race, a sad reflection on the California-bred racing program. Two of the five stakes winners were notable and the three others – not so much.