Racing News

Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts Prompt Post Time Changes At Golden Gate Fields

     The simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita will be featured Friday and Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and the track has scheduled special early post times both days to accommodate the simulcasts.
 
     Post time for Friday’s nine-race card at Golden Gate Fields is 12:05 p.m.  First post at Santa Anita is 11:25 a.m. and post time for the first Breeders’ Cup race, the $1 million Juvenile Turf, is 2:25 p.m.
 

Baze Rides Four Winners; Trainer Martin Extends Winning Streak

Jockey Russell Baze rode four winners and trainer John F. Martin extended his winning streak to five races Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Baze, who had a four-bagger the previous Sunday, duplicated the feat by scoring with Marynetta ($9.40) in the second race, Chukchi Sunrise ($3.80) in the fourth, Tim’s Go Girl ($3.60) in the sixth, and Waltztothewindow ($8.00) in the eighth. 
 

Sharla Rae Posts Game Win In Pike Place Dancer Stakes

The promising filly Sharla Rae earned her second career stakes victory Saturday when she rallied between horses in midstretch and got up in time to defeat Wedding Blush by a neck in the $75,420 Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Scheduled to be run on the turf, the one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies was moved to Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface after early-morning rains dampened the Lakeside Turf Course.
 

Streamside Scores Fourth Straight Win

The 5-year-old gelding Streamside recorded his fourth straight victory Friday when he came from off the pace to capture the $36,349 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Streamside, ridden by Juan Hernandez, raced two to three lengths behind dueling leaders Tizaplayer and Coach Bob through a taxing half-mile in 44.62.  Streamside took dead aim at the speedsters turning into the stretch, gained command at the eighth pole and then held off Ourwestcoastghost to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
 

Days Off Don’t Cool Off Baze

A three-day break in racing didn’t cool off jockey Russell Baze, who followed up his four-bagger last Sunday with a riding triple Thursday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Baze won the last two races Sunday and began the new racing week by taking Thursday’s opener with St. Marley ($5.60).  Baze sat out the second and third races and then had his winning streak snapped when he finished fourth aboard Began Again in the fourth race.
 

Sea Mona Among Nine Entered In Pike Place Dancer Stakes

     Sea Mona, who came within a half-length of scoring a wire-to-wire victory in the $100,750 Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes at Del Mar, is among the nine 2-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 

XPRESSBET SELECTS $10K BREEDERS’ CUP BIG BET WINNER

Bill Gamberino of Ocala, Florida Will Make $10,000 Wager on Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint
 

Shared Belief Drills In 1:14 2/5 For $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic

     Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.
 
     Shared Belief will be the favorite in the Grade 1 Classic, the main event of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita.  A 1 1/4-mile test for 3-year-olds and up, the Classic is run on Saturday.   

Happybirthdaybaby Celebrates Another Win On Tapeta

     Happybirthdaybaby celebrated another victory on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface Sunday after besting six rivals in the $34,744 sprint feature.
 
     Getting a perfect trip under jockey Russell Baze, Happybirthdaybaby sat behind dueling leaders Fast and Foxy and English Royal through an opening half-mile run in a quick :44.25.

Luscious Lonna Wires Rivals In Miss America

     Luscious Lonna, just as she did in winning back-to-back editions of the Golden Poppy Stakes in 2013-2014, led from start to finish in the $65,480 Miss America Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.