Racing News

ENJOY THE RACES FOR FREE ON AUG 21, WITH DONATION TO ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

BERKELEY, CA – July 21, 2016:  The annual food drive at Golden Gate Fields returns on Sunday, August 21.  Fans that plan to attend the races may donate canned food items, or make a cash donation, at the designated booths located outside of the admission gates in return for a Club House admission pass – valid for free entry into the races.
 

XPRESSBET INTRODUCES $300 SUMMER SIGN UP BONUS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

July 20, 2016 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, has unveiled a limited-time promotion in which new customers can earn an industry-leading $300 Summer Sign Up Bonus.  This special offer coincides with the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ for handicappers - the Saratoga and Del Mar Summer meets.  
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SET TO HOST SUMMER RACING AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 18

 
BERKELEY, CA – July 20, 2016:  The stage is set at Golden Gate Fields for another exciting summer race season which will commence on Friday, August 19 and run through Sunday, September 18.  The bayside oval will offer nineteen live race days, with first post at 1:45 p.m. each day.
 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR BREEDERS' CUP AT SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 6, 2016) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 33rd running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. This year marks a record ninth time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, consisting of 13 races and purses totaling $26 million over two days at one of the world’s most scenic racing venues.
 

DIME-A-DAY HANDICAPPING TOURNAMENT RETURNS

July 20, 2016 -  Xpressbet, the user-friendly online gambling site, has announced that the popular Dime-a-Day Handicapping tournament is now open for free registration.  Horseplayers may signup sign up today to play in their Saratoga or Del Mar handicapping contests, or do what most players do and register for both. 
 

CARMA Poker Tournament Raises More Than $86,000 For Retired Racehorses

ARCADIA, Calif. , July 19, 2016 –  It was an evening of intrigue, excitement  and promise as more than 200 supporters of the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to funding Thoroughbred aftercare,  gathered at the Hilton Del Mar Hotel on Saturday, July 16. The “Chips All In” charity poker tournament raised more than $86,000 to help the organization provide financial aid to more than 20 nonprofits which rehabilitate, retrain and rehome off-track-thoroughbreds. 
 

HALL OF FAME JOCKEY RUSSELL BAZE ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

BAZE, 57, WON 12,842 RACES DURING STELLAR CAREER
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze has announced his retirement, effective immediately.
 
According to Equibase statistics, Baze won 12,842 races in North America, more than any other jockey. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Baze began his career in the Pacific Northwest, winning his first race Oct. 28, 1974 at Yakima Meadows. He posted his final win Saturday in the 10th race at Golden Gate Fields.
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FORCED TO SWITCH RACES 10 & 12 FROM TURF TO MAIN TRACK AS JOCKEYS CITE UNSAFE TURF CONDITIONS

 ALBANY, Calif. (June 12, 2016)—Following today’s ninth race, jockeys informed Golden Gate Fields management that they refused to ride the 10th and 12th races, citing unsafe turf course conditions.  Accordingly, Golden Gate management switched Sunday’s 10th and 12th races to the main track, which necessitated that both races be considered “no contest,” resulting in an “all” payout for Pick Six wagering purposes.
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT REACHES $1.4 MILLION, MUST BE PAID OUT SUNDAY

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – There will be a betting bonanza tomorrow at Golden Gate Fields as the entire Golden Pick 6 pool and carryover must be paid out.
 
Sunday’s jackpot will begin at $1,408,071.22. Typically, the jackpot is paid only when there is a single ticket with all six winners. There is a mandatory payout tomorrow, closing day for the Winter/Spring Meet. The minimum wager is 20 cents.