For the fourth consecutive year, CARMA and aftercare partner CANTER California have joined forces to present the $1,500 High Point Off-Track-Thoroughbred Award at the Woodside Preliminary Challenge. This year’s winner is Dan the Man and James Alliston. As a racehorse, he was known as Runfortherosesdan and earned $16,270 in 7 races (including two wins). He ran exclusively in California, with his last race in 2010 – where he earned a final trip to the Golden Gate Fields Winner’s Circle for Race Trainer Steve Miyadi. He is a 2006 gelding by Atticus out of Bitter Sweet Me.
In all there were 21 retired racehorses competing in the Woodside Preliminary Challenge including CARMA Placement Program graduate CTR Stony Creek and High Duty who was bred, owned and raced by CARMA board member Jan Hawthorne.
CTR Stony Creek (JC Name: Stony Creek) is a 2009 TB Gelding by Bertrando out of Bounty Bay. He earned $700 in two starts, racing exclusively in Southern CA at Del Mar & Santa Anita. His last race was October 2012 (Race trainer: Martin Jones).
High Duty (JC Name: High Duty) is a 2009 TB gelding by Bertrando out of Demo Memo. He ran only one race in his racing career, which he finished 7th place. His only race was at Santa Anita for race trainer Gary Mandella in 2011.