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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Apr 10 2013 Fantasy Oaklawn Park III 1 1/16 M 1 REPLAY
Mar 9 2013 Honeybee Oaklawn Park III 1 1/16 M 1 REPLAY
Feb 9 2013 Martha Washington Oaklawn Park 1 M 2 REPLAY
Nov 17 2012 Delta Downs Princess Stakes Delta Downs III 1 M 1 REPLAY


Sal Santoro


Sal Santoro was originally involved in the horse industry on Long Island in New York breaking and training race horses. After a divorce he moved to Miami Florida and took a job at a Harley Davidson dealership near Calder Racecourse. It was there that he met owner Alex Centofanti who purchased several bikes which Santoro delivered to him. They began talking and found they had a common bond in race horses and one thing led to the next with Santoro eventually taking a job as private trainer now with a stable of about 20 horses.

Calvin Borel


Born in South Louisiana, Borel knew from a very early age he wanted to become a jockey. He won his first career Kentucky Derby in 2007 on Street Sense, and followed that up two years later with a rail skimming ride on longshot Mine That Bird, and won his third Kentucky Derby in 2010 aboard Super Saver. Borel also won the 2009 Kentucky Oaks and Preakness Stakes aboard Rachel Alexandra. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti


Rose To Gold races in the partnership name of Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti. They are the wife and eldest son of Alex Centofanti. Alex was involved in the horse business through his family in his native Venezuela prior to moving to the States. He is a private label coffee mogul, has been a lifelong horse racing fan and owns a farm in Ocala. Kathleen is an avid racing fan as well and Raffaele is a soccer star on his college team.


Friends Lake--Saucy, by Tabasco Cat

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Rose to Gold began her career in Florida and, just like her sire Friends Lake did later in his career, gained fame in the Sunshine State.

Friends Lake didn’t make his way to Florida until his sophomore season but proceeded to make a name for himself by upsetting the Grade 1 Florida Derby at 37-1. He was retired later that fall for stud duty and has sired a slew of stakes caliber runners.

Rose to Gold is one of the top offspring for both Friends Lake and her dam, the unraced Tabasco Cat mare Saucy, who is a full sister to Grade 2-placed Sun Cat.

The filly’s female family has done well overseas and includes dual highweight and multiple Group 1 winner Caitano.

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