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Bleach Blonde Rallies From Last To First At Golden Gate Fields
Bleach Blonde, racing six furlongs for the first time in more than three years, rallied from last to first to win the $40,992 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
A 5-year-old mare trained by Lloyd Mason, Bleach Blonde blew by the leaders in the final furlong and scored by four lengths under jockey Alejandro Gomez. Special Holiday took second by half-length over Lady of Fifty.
Bleach Blonde stopped the timer in 1:10.59 in her first start at six furlongs since Aug. 24, 2009, when she finished second in a $20,000 maiden-claiming race for 2-year-old fillies. Bleach Blonde was coming off a pair of second-place finishes in tough 1 1/16-mile turf events and paid $19.40 Saturday after being dismissed at odds of 8.70-1.
Brett Mason, son of trainer Lloyd Mason, owns and bred Bleach Blonde, a gray daughter of Marino Marini. California-bred Bleach Blonde has seven wins, nine seconds, and nine thirds in 36 starts and $296,878 in earnings.
English Royal, the 4-5 favorite, finished fourth after moving to the lead at the quarter pole and then failing to sustain her rally.
Sunday, in addition to being Dollar Day, is Filipino Fest Day at Golden Gate Fields. Admission to the track is only $1 and the Filipino Fest festivities will include live musical entertainment from the bands 19 Diamonds and Legaci as well as performances by pop singer Amber Lily and comedian Joey Guila.
The Dollar Day menu also features $1 general parking, $1 racing programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas. Post time is 1:15 p.m.