After Big Derby Day, Golden Gate Fields Kicks Off Spring Concert Series Sunday

After Big Derby Day, Golden Gate Fields Kicks Off Spring Concert Series Sunday

     Golden Gate Fields, which attracted a crowd of 8,061 Saturday for a special program that featured the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby and 10 local races, will complete a big weekend Sunday with a Dollar Day Cinco de Mayo card.

     Post time for the nine-race program is 12:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs, and sodas are just $1 each.  Golden Gate Fields kicks off its Spring Concert Series Sunday with the hot new band Solsa taking the Grandstand Stage.

     One jockey that is extremely hot is Russell Baze, who won four races Friday and then came back with a “natural” riding hat trick Saturday.  Baze swept races five through seven with Lord’s Minister ($4.80), Mickey Ball ($3.80), and Olympic Blue ($4.40).

     Jockey Dennis Carr also had a riding triple Sunday.  Carr scored with Everybody Knows ($7.40) in the first race, Bomb Site ($4.80) in the third, and Bag’s Of Fun ($20.80) in the 10th.

     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.