09/09/2006 11:00PM

Random Gold wins Chuck Taliaferro Memorial


Random Gold became a stakes winner on Saturday night when he led throughout to win the $50,000 Chuck Taliaferro Memorial at Remington Park. He won by two and a quarter lengths over Halo's Tiger. It was another half-length back in third to Crowning Victory.

Random Gold ($4.40) took the lead soon after the start of the six furlong race, and led the field through fractions of 21.61 seconds for the opening quarter and 43.73 for the half-mile mark. He went on to cover the distance in 1:08.86.

Jamie Theriot rode the winner for trainer Cole Norman.

Random Gold earned $30,000 for the win, which was his eighth in 24 career starts. He now has earnings of $191,018. Random Gold races for James Switser. He is a 6-year-old son of Personable Joe.