Racing News

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER JUST SHY OF $1 MILLION GOING INTO FRIDAY CARD

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

ALBANY, CALIF. – The Golden Pick 6 jackpot carryover has nearly reached seven figures as $998,535.55 will be up for grabs when racing continues Friday.
 
Tickets with six winners on Thursday were worth $312.94 for a 20-cent bet. The jackpot is paid only when there is a single ticket with all six winners. 
 
Friday’s Golden Pick 6 sequence will begin with race 2, which is scheduled for 2:20 p.m.

Derby Day Fundraiser Produces More Than $40,000 for Disabled Jockeys

ELKTON, Md. – A Kentucky Derby Day silent auction fundraising campaign held on May 7 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S. raised more than $40,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The auction was a collaborative effort by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA), PDJF, JockeyTalk360, and the Jockeys’ Guild.
 

ELEGANT BEL BATTLES BRAVELY IN FRIDAY FEATURE; PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER JUST SHY OF $900K

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Elegant Bel – making her second start off a layoff – took a clear lead and dug in late to beat Dreamarcher and Bottle Blonde in the $29,399 optional claiming feature Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Guided by jockey Frank Alvarado, Elegant Bel set modest fractions of 25.06 and 48.85 seconds before staving off a pair of challenges to prevail by a neck. Dreamarcher edged Bottle Blonde by a neck for second.
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO DONATE 4.88 ACRES FOR BAY TRAIL

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
 
Golden Gate Fields, the preeminent horse racing venue in Albany, has donated a 4.88-acre easement of prime waterfront property to the East Bay Regional Park District.  The donated property, which runs through the cities of Berkeley and Albany, will provide a key link to the existing San Francisco Bay Trail, giving the public easy, safe and secure access to the current trail.
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT TO BEGIN AT $877K FRIDAY

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016

ED JOHNSON ROCK SOLID IN ALCATRAZ AS BAZE SWEEPS WEEKEND STAKES

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Ed Johnson held firmly after clearing on the lead to post a 2 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes and remain unbeaten in three turf starts on Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

CENTRAL HEAT STAYS HOT WITH REPEAT IN GOLDEN POPPY

ALBANY, CALIF. – Heavily favored Central Heat wore down second choice Chocolatier to successfully defend her title in the $61,025 Golden Poppy for fillies and mares on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Central Heat has now won seven consecutive races, a streak that also includes the 2015 Golden Poppy and Luther Burbank Handicap.