Tamarando, filling in for stablemate Exit Stage Left, rallied from last in a field of eight to win the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby for 3-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.
Exit Stage Left, an undefeated colt with three stakes wins, sustained a tendon injury a week prior to the race. That prompted trainer Jerry Hollendorfer to go with Tamarando.
Russell Baze, the regular rider of Exit Stage Left, rode Tamarando for the first time Saturday.
Tamarando ran down Dance With Fate and Aaron Gryder in the final yards of the 11/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep race to win by a half-length in 1:51.23. Enterprising, the 6-to-5 favorite ridden by Gary Stevens, was third.
"There's going to be a lot of good things coming from this colt," Baze said. "He's got a lot of talent."
Devin Pearson singled in Derek Campbell in the eighth inning to give Cal a 2-1 baseball win over No. 18 Texas. Campbell led off the inning with a double. The Bears (2-1) lost the second game 6-2. The winning pitcher was Lukas Schiraldi, the son of Calvin Schiraldi who allowed one run in seven innings.
Stanford (0-2) managed just four hits in a 5-1 loss to visiting Rice. Skyler Ewing's homer into the trees in left field in the top of the seventh snapped a 0-0 tie.
Saint Mary's (0-3) dropped a doubleheader at New Mexico State, 14-2 and 8-6. Anthony Villa went 4 for 6 in the nightcap.
Saint Mary's stunned visiting BYU 30-24. The Gaels' upset of the No 1. U.S. Collegiate team was sparked by Garrett Brewer's 75-meter run for touch in the closing minutes.