Albany, CA (November 11, 2023) – Harris Farms’ stallions Tamarando, Stanford, and Smiling Tiger sired the first three finishers in the $65,350 Golden Nugget Stakes for 2-year-olds going six furlongs over the all weather at Golden Gate Fields.
Leading home the trifecta was Wild Jewels, the previously stakes-place Tamarando gelding, who had the most experience of our young trio. Stanford colt Good Lovin, who was coming off a maiden special weight victory in his racing debut, engaged in an early pace duel, with Wild Jewels tracking in third. As the one early challenger dropped back, Wild Jewels launched his bid. He came to Good Lovin and they fought throughout the stretch. Wild Jewels got the best of him in the later stages to win by three-quarters of a lengths. Melanie’s Tiger rallied in the late stages to completel the sweep.
Wild Jewels is a second generation homebred for Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Trained by Steven Specht, he has three wins and one second in five career starts and he has earned $103, 810. He is out of their winning Distorted Humor mare, Ribbon of Jewels.