Alvarado, Gryder, Cedillo Win Pair On Final Day Of Fall Meeting

Alvarado, Gryder, Cedillo Win Pair On Final Day Of Fall Meeting

     Jockeys Frank Alvarado, Aaron Gryder and Abel Cedillo all rode a pair of winners on the closing-day card of the 2011 fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
     Alvarado took the first race with Soul Patch ($9.80) and the seventh with 8-to-5 favorite Moose Shootin Moma ($5.40), a filly who had failed as the favorite in her previous eight starts.  Alvarado finished fourth in the jockey standings by recording 30 victories at the 36-day fall session.

    Gryder won back-to-back races, taking the fourth with Upstairs Maid ($3.00) and the fifth with Ello Guv ($8.20).  Gryder placed third in the rider standings with 33 wins.

    Cedillo captured the second race with Lika ($8.40) and the ninth and final race of the meeting with Point Lobos ($6.40).  Cedillo finished fifth in the standings with 27 wins.

     Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, who won the third race with The Gang and I ($12.20), claimed his 41st riding crown at Golden Gate Fields by riding 50 winners.

     Kevin Krigger, who took the eighth race with Bench Light ($19.80), finished second in the standings with 42 victories.  Krigger will begin riding at Santa Anita following the Christmas break.

     Jerry Hollendorfer, who finally got Moose Shootin Moma to break her maiden, saddled 37 winners at the fall meeting to earn his 39th training championship at Golden Gate Fields.

     Steve Sherman took second in the trainer standings with 28 wins.  Rounding out the top five were William E. Morey (19 wins), Ed Moger, Jr. (16), and Lloyd Mason (11).

     Live racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields on Monday, Dec. 26, when the track opens its 2011-2012 winter/spring meeting.  Post time for the opener is 12:15 p.m.

     Golden Gate Fields’ sister track, Santa Anita, will also open its 2011-2012 season on Dec. 26 and post time at the historic Arcadia racing venue is noon.