Pee Wee Reese captures the G2 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita - Benoit Photo

Pee Wee Reese wins the G2 Eddie D Stake, Breeders’ Cup next

Source: Paulick Report

(Arcadia, CA 9/27/19) Nick Alexander’s homebred Pee Wee Reese (whose dam was purchased by Gayle Van Leer) earned his second graded stakes victory in Friday’s Grade 2 Eddie D, making a move up the rail and streaking away down the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length as the 5-2 second choice. The 6-year-old son of Tribal Rule, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Phil D’Amato, covered five furlongs over Santa Anita’s firm turf course in 55.33 seconds.

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BEST PAL winning the first running of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at the Del Mar Racetrack

TVG Feature on $5,668,245 earner Best Pal

Source: TVG

(Del Mar, CA 8/17/18) TVG profiles multiple Grade 1 winner and earner of $5.6m, Best Pal whose career Gayle Van Leer managed for John and Betty Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. The Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes for 2yr olds, run annually at the Del Mar Racetrack, is named in honor of this fan favorite who raced  through his 7yr old year.

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Thoroughbred Royal FJ begins his second career as a show horse

11-Year Old Royal FJ, Retired Sound this Past October Makes Stunning Apperance at Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

Source: Santa Anita Press Release

(Arcadia, CA 3/29/18) RACING ROYALTY—In his first-ever horse show appearance, 11-year-old Royal F J (Gayle Van Leer yearling purchase), who was retired sound this past October with nine wins from 102 starts (read about him making his milestone 100th start) and earnings of $568,150 made a stunning appearance this past Saturday at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at Galway Downs.

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Matt Dinerman Named New Golden Gate Fields Announcer

Source: Golden Gate Fields Press Release

ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2017)– Effective opening day, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, there will be a new voice by the San Francisco Bay, as Golden Gate Fields has announced the hiring of Matt Dinerman, who has served as track announcer for the past three years at Emerald Downs near Seattle. At Age 25, the California native brings enthusiasm and dynamic talent to the iconic facility. “A Home Run for Golden Gate Fields and California Racing“. (Note: Gayle Van Leer is very proud of the accomplishments of Matt Dinerman and is privileged to say she played a roll in getting his foot in the door on his way to his chosen career in horse racing).

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