Manny Silva‘s T Gold J, saddled by Adan Farias and ridden by Rodrigo Aceves, scored a convincing win Saturday October 29 in the 2011 Adequan Derby Championship at Los Alamitos in California. T Gold J, who qualified for the $200,000 title race by winning the Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge in early September, earned $92,000 for his connections, while scoring the biggest win of his young career.
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Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge winner Spit Curl Diva, who set a new PrM track record of 21.16 seconds for 440 yards Saturday night, will ship from Prairie Meadows –bound for Los Alamitos in Southern California– on Thursday morning.
According to owner Tom Lepic, who will trailer his 2010 Champion Aged Mare from Altoona to Oklahoma on the first leg of her trip, Spit Curl Diva is expected make a second stop in Texas before arriving in Southern California within the next two weeks.
Spit Curl Diva will be under the care of Los Alamitos-based trainer Paul Jones in California as she prepares for the Bank of America Championship Challenge October 29. Regular rider David Brown will be in the saddle for the championship race.