Mulas Diary Named 2017 Dairy of the Year

Mulas Diary of Sonoma Valley North Bay’s 2017 Dairy of the Year Mulas Family to receive Edward J. Maddalena Memorial Trophy Not a day goes by when the Chief’s kids don’t think about their dad. Though Mitch Mulas—a lifelong dairy farmer and volunteer fire chief—is no longer around to run things, his children still listen…

Sam Dolcini Named 2017 Outstanding Rancher

Marin rancher recognized for preserving land, paving only opportunity, inspiring Ag leaders The Sonoma County Fair Board and members of the local ranching industry have selected Sam Dolcini of Hicks Valley as the 2017 Outstanding North Bay Rancher and the recipient of the J.W. Jamison Perpetual Trophy. “Steward of the Land” is a title well-deserved…

The Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1)

5/27/2017 Santa Anita Park-Race 8 The Gold Cup at Santa Anita-$500,000—Grade I 1 & 1/4 Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds & Upward Post Time: 4:30 P.M. PST Analysis by Michael Patricks The 142nd Preakness Stakes is in the books and the three-year-old picture remains “cloudy” as ever, as Cloud Computing etched his name into the…

Charlie Hawkes Honored with 2017 Exhibitor Guidebook Dedication

Sonoma County Fair Honors Sebastopol’s Charlie Hawkes with 2017 Exhibitor Guidebook Dedication Colorful livestock auctioneer and longtime Sonoma County Fair Board leader named for top honor From discovering underground water to leading youngsters down healthy pathways, Charlie Hawkes of Sebastopol has a knack for uncovering and molding great potential. He’s a leader in California’s water well industry, setting policy and—with forked rod in…

The Preakness Stakes (Grade I)

5/20/2017 Pimlico Race Course-Race 13 The Preakness Stakes-$1,500,000—Grade I 1 & 3/16 Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds Post Time: 3:48 P.M. PST Analysis by Michael Patricks With all the rest and residue just barely settled from the 143rd Kentucky Derby, the 142nd Preakness Stakes has quickly arrived at racing’s doorstep this Saturday.  The inclement weather,…

The Lazaro Barrera (Grade III)

5/13/2017 Santa Anita Park-Race 5 The Lazaro Barrera-$200,000—Grade III 7 Furlongs on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds Post Time: 3:03 P.M. PST Analysis by Michael Patricks The 143rd Kentucky Derby is in the books and Always Dreaming is headed to Pimlico Race Course for next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes with hopes of becoming racing’s thirteenth Triple Crown winner. …

Kentucky Derby # 143 (Grade I)

5/6/2017 Churchill Downs-Race 12 The Kentucky Derby-$2,000,000—Grade 1 1 & 1/4 Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds Post Time: 3:46 P.M. PST Analysis by Michael Patricks No, it’s not Christmas morning but it unquestionably feels that way for horse players throughout the world as Kentucky Derby 143 has finally arrived.  It’s typically my style to add…