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Awesome Gem back for Pacific Classic

Updated: August 24, 2010, 6:03 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Like the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, so too has Awesome Gem returned to Del Mar. Now age 7, Awesome Gem has become something of a fixture here. On Saturday, he will run in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic for the fourth straight year.

He finished second in the race in 2007, and was seventh in both 2008 and 2009, but he comes into this year's race following a victory in the Hollywood Gold Cup, a performance that ranks as the highlight of his lengthy ...

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