Racing News

BAZE WINS AT GOLDEN GATE FOLLOWING TRIP TO JAPAN

ALBANY, CALIF. – Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze made a winning return to the Bay Area, posting a victory aboard Gem of a Gal ($5.40) in race 6 on Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.  
 
Thursday was Baze’s first day back at Golden Gate since participating in the World All-Star Jockeys competition at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. He rode in four races at Sapporo, finishing 12th and 13th on Saturday and sixth and fourth on Sunday. 
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO OFFER SPECIAL LABOR DAY RACING

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will conduct a special Labor Day racing card on Monday, Sept. 7.
 
The Labor Day card will be highlighted by the $50,000 Rolling Green, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and up. The field is expected to include 2015 Joseph T. Grace victor Outside Nashville and graded stakes winners Alert Bay, Big Bane Theory, G. G. Ryder, and Pepper Crown.
 
Post time for the first race on Labor Day will be 1:45 p.m.
 

ALVARADO, FREY POST DOUBLES ON SUNDAY AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockeys Frank Alvarado and Kyle Frey paced all jockeys with two wins apiece on Sunday Golden Gate Fields.
 
Alvarado won race 5 with You Sleep on That ($4.60) and race 7 with Beautiful Dreamer ($9.00), while Frey posted scores in race 2 with Kuuipo ($6.80) and race 4 with Grand Sunset ($9.40).
 

CITY BY THE BAY TAKES TO TURF WITH WIN IN SATURDAY FEAUTURE

ALBANY, CALIF. – City by the Bay made her turf debut a winning one, going straight to the lead and never looking back to win Golden Gate Fields’ Saturday feature, a $35,574 open allowance turf sprint for fillies and mares.
 

BADILLA PICKS UP EMOTIONAL WIN AS CODE WARRIOR IMPRESSES ON DEBUT

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS                                                   FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015

 

BADILLA PICKS UP EMOTIONAL WIN AS CODE WARRIOR IMPRESSES ON DEBUT

 

GOLDEN GATE TO CONDUCT FOOD DRIVE ON SUNDAY

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will host a food drive on Sunday, with free Club House admission offered to racegoers who donate at least one unopened and unexpired food item.
 
Donations may be dropped off at the Club House and General Admission gates. There is a limit of one free admission per patron who donates. 
 

GOLDEN GATE TO SIMULCAST TRAVERS STAKES FEATURING AMERICAN PHAROAH

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on Saturday will offer simulcast wagering on the Grade 1, $1.6 million Travers Stakes, which attracted thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
 
The 1 ¼-mile Travers for 3-year-olds is one of seven stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in New York. American Pharoah enters the Travers off a 2 ¼-length win in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2. 
 

SMOKEY IMAGE TO MAKE NEXT START IN I’M SMOKIN FOLLOWING THURSDAY WORK AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

ALBANY, CALIF. – Smokey Image, an unbeaten juvenile from the barn of Greg James, worked four furlongs in :48 2/5 seconds under assistant trainer and exercise rider Mary Panian this morning at Golden Gate Fields.
 

MYSTERY STRIKE TAKES STEP FORWARD WITH SUNDAY ALLOWANCE WIN

ALBANY, CALIF. – Well-bred 3-year-old Mystery Strike improved her record to 2-for-2 with a 1 ¾-length victory in a $29,250 entry-level allowance for fillies and mares on Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Favored off an impressive debut win on July 18 at Sacramento, Mystery Strike raced in fifth along the backstretch, came under hand urging nearing the five-sixteenths pole, claimed the lead in midstretch, and leveled off nicely under Hall of Famer Russell Baze to win the Sunday feature. 
 

FORMER TRAINER BORG, 85, PASSES AWAY FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

ALBANY, CALIF. – Joe Borg, Jr., who had competed in Northern California and Arizona as a trainer, died August 8 following a lengthy illness. He was 85.
 
Born in San Francisco, Borg worked as a butcher before taking out his trainer’s license during the 1950s. He trained thoroughbreds, appaloosas, and quarter horses. His notable horses included the quarter horse Blueberry Policy and the appaloosa Miss Jenny Lynn.