They didn't get to the Coachella Valley until the 1890s when the U. Department of Agriculture brought over 68 shoots from date palms in Egypt and Algeria and didn't become prolific until 1929 when the first railroad car of dates left California for the East Coast.Since then, they've pretty much cornered the commercial date market.
What doesn't spring to mind is agriculture, particularly not the husbandry of dates. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them.At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners.Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI).