Advance Ticket Notches 10th Career Victory

Advance Ticket Notches 10th Career Victory

     The 6-year-old mare Advance Ticket recorded her 10th career victory Sunday when she charged from sixth in a field of eight to win the $40,652 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     Advance Ticket, ridden by Abel Cedillo, ran down 9-5 favorite Sister Kate and jockey Russell Baze in the final furlong to capture the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares by one length.  Belle Passe, ridden by Inoel Beato, finished third.

     Trained by Dennis Patterson, Advance Ticket clocked a time of 1:10.26 and paid $27.40 after being dismissed at odds of 12-1.  In her previous start on Sept. 8 at Golden Gate Fields, Advance Ticket battled for the early lead and then faded to finish last in a field of six.

     Michelle MacDonald owns and bred Advance Ticket, a California-bred daughter of Formal Gold.  Advance Ticket earned $24,960 for Sunday’s victory and has banked $243,894 in 37 career starts.  Advance Ticket has 28 in-the-money finishes.

    Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

    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.