Racing News

Marino’s Wild Cat Completes Hat Trick Impressively

The razor-sharp Marino’s Wild Cat extended his winning streak to three races Sunday when he fought off the classy Summer Hit from start to finish in the $42,702 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.

Hernandez Follows Up Riding Double With Hat Trick

     Jockey Juan Hernandez followed up his riding double on Friday with a riding hat trick Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
     After winning with his final two mounts Friday, Hernandez scored with his first two rides Saturday, taking the first race with Tempetuous ($4.60) and the third with Tempest Rising ($15.00).  Hernandez completed his triple with a victory aboard Warren’s Joe T. ($4.80) in the sixth race.

Golden Gate Fields Will Simulcast Two Major Kentucky Derby Preps Saturday

     The $1 million Florida Derby and the $750,000 Louisiana Derby, two important Kentucky Derby preps, will be simulcast to Golden Gate Fields Saturday. 
     Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race card and post time is 12:45 p.m.  The local program features a $156,334 carryover in the Golden Pick 6.  A 20-cent bet that can return huge dividends, the Golden Pick 6 will be held on races four through nine.  

Our Little Hen Stays Perfect On Tapeta

Our Little Hen continued her dominance on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface Thursday with an authoritative victory in the $30,845 allowance feature.
     A 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes, Our Little Hen improved to 4-for-4 on Tapeta when she led from start to finish in the one-mile race for fillies and mares.  

Golden Gate Fields Will Offer Advance Wagering On $29 Million Dubai Card; California Chrome Runs In $10 Million World Cup

     Golden Gate Fields will offer advance wagering Friday on the $29 million Dubai World Cup card, which features 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome competing in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

Hypnatique Wins Sprint By A Nose

Hypnatique surged between horses in deep stretch and got up to win the $33,690 sprint feature by a nose over Fighting On at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
     Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Hypnatique gamely rallied between pacesetter Elmonte Cristo and Convoy at the sixteenth pole and continued on strongly to the wire to just hold off the hard-charging Fighting On.

Alvarado And McCanna Go Back-To-Back

     Veteran jockey Frank Alvarado and veteran trainer Tim McCanna teamed up to win back-to-back races at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Scoring with horses that were bet down to 4-5 favoritism, Alvarado and McCanna won the second race with Dr Williams ($3.60) and the third with Ekatitude ($3.80).  It was the second win in a row for Dr Williams, a 5-year-old gelding owned by Krystle Rowley, and a maiden-breaking victory for Ekatitude, a 3-year-old filly who races for Russell and Lois Bennett.

El Camino Real Derby Champ Metaboss 4-1 In Spiral Stakes

Metaboss, who captured the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields at odds of 6-1, is 4-1 on the morning line in Saturday’s $550,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky.
     A 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep, the Spiral will be run on Turfway’s synthetic Polytrack surface.  The 1 1/8-mile El Camino Real Derby was run on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta surface and Metaboss charged from eighth in a field of 10 to score by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Alex Solis.

Up The Alley Prevails In Five-Horse Photo Finish

     Five fillies and mares left the starting gate in unison in the one-mile fourth race Thursday at Golden Gate Fields and five fillies and mares hit the wire together in a thrilling blanket finish.
    The photo finish camera revealed that Up the Alley won the $10,000 claiming race by a nose over 14-1 Contessa B., who took second by nose over 4-5 favorite Beautranda.  Beautranda placed third by a neck over Daugava, who took fourth by a nose over Irenes Jackpot.

$96,434 Carryover In Golden Pick 6 Thursday At Golden Gate Fields

     Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Thursday with a seven-race program that features a $96,434 carryover in the Golden Pick 6.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.