California Dreamin Stakes
DMR – 1 1/16 Mile – Turf
For Three Year Olds and Upward Foaled in CA
Ungraded – Purse $150.000
August 6, 2022
In the forty-third start of his career, Regret Nothing proved he’s still got a lot of run in him. The seven-year-old gelding came from mid-pack to show ’em how it’s done.
Suspect (Arindel) and Moonlight Special (Allinthegate) led the way onto the main track. Atomic Eclipse (Spankys Barn), Regret Nothing (Threshold) and Doctor Dawning (Mo Mentum Farm) vied for third just behind them. The next flight of Fallacious (Nakamura Stable), Bad One (Lanfranco Farm), and Pinnacle Beauty (High Voltage) spread across the track behind them with Bright Carat (Black N Gold Stable) pulling up the rear early.
Into the first turn, Suspect took command by 3/4 of a length over Moonlight Special. Atomic Eclipse separated himself from the others and moved into third while Regret Nothing and Doctor Dawning ran stride for stride a length behind.
Into the backstretch, Suspect still had his way on the lead with Moonlight Special second and Atomic Eclipse third. The field started bunching and cutting into the lead as they reached the turn for home. By the time they turned for home, they were five across the track on the lead. Atomic Eclipse and Regret Nothing came away with the lead. Bad One and Fallacious looked for room on the inside while Pinnacle Beauty swung wide for his run.
With a sixteenth of a mile to run, Regret Nothing took the lead by 1/2 length. Four lengths covered the entire field. At the wire it was Regret Nothing by a length. Fallacious got up for second with Doctor Dawning taking third.
Bred by Downwind Stables, Regret Nothing is by Macho Hype out of Pink Snow (Pink Panther). He was purchased by Threshold in April 2021. The victory brings Regret Nothing’s earnings to $1,211.200. Congratulations to Threshold and Regret Nothing!