Abbreviated Racing Week Begins With Carryover In Pick Six

Abbreviated Racing Week Begins With Carryover In Pick Six

     An abbreviated racing week at Golden Gate Fields gets started Friday with a carryover of $32,636 in the Pick Six.   Post time Friday, Saturday and Sunday is 12:45 p.m.
 
     Friday’s carryover is the result of no one coming up with a perfect Pick Six ticket over the Veteran’s Day holiday weekend.  Handicappers that had five of the six winners on Veteran’s Day received a consolation payoff of $652.80.
 
     A $2 wager, the Pick Six is held on the final six races each day.  The bet will be conducted on races three through eight Friday, and post time for the third race is 
1:45 p.m.
 
     The main event at Golden Gate Fields this weekend is the $50,000-added Oakland Stakes, a six-furlong sprint that will be contested Saturday.  The Oakland is for
3-year-olds and up and Gallant Son heads a well-matched field of 10. 
 
     Gallant Son, a classy 7-year-old horse trained by Frank Lucarelli, has recorded seven stakes victories en route to earning $477,528.  Gallant Son captured the six-furlong Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in February and most recently posted a game win in a six-furlong allowance race on Oct. 20.
 
     Gallant Son won the allowance dash in a three-horse photo finish, edging Moonshine Bay and Administer by a neck.  Moonshine Bay took second by a nose over Administer and both of those runners will try Gallant Son again in the Oakland. 
 
      The field for the Oakland, in post position order, is as follows: Longview Drive, Frank Alvarado rides; Scorpion Warrior, William Antongeorgi III; Moonshine Bay, Dennis Carr; Gallant Son, Isaias Enriquez; Administer, Leslie Mawing; 
Ourwestcoastghost, Abel Cedillo; Ain’t No Other, Russell Baze; Coach Bob, Juan Hernandez; Mel’s Game, Kyle Frey; and Starboardlights, Alejandro Gomez.
 
      Fans attending the races Sunday will enjoy the best bargain in Bay Area sports – $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.
 
     Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator.  The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness.  The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation.  The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service.  The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.