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Buck’s Bro Defeats Baton Roo By A Nose At Golden Gate Fields
In what turned out to be a veritable match race, Buck’s Bro defeated Baton Roo by a nose in the $26,880 feature race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.
Buck’s Bro, ridden by Francisco Duran, and Baton Roo, with Aaron Gryder aboard, raced one-two throughout the one-mile contest for 3-year-olds and up. The 4-year-old gelding Baton Roo drew alongside Buck’s Bro in midstretch but couldn’t go by the 6-year-old gelding.
Buck’s Bro stopped the timer in 1:39.26 while earning his sixth victory in 21 career starts. The 5-to-2 second choice in a field of five, Buck’s Bro paid $7.60. Baton Roo, the 9-to-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/4 lengths over Dance Chief.
Buck’s Bro is trained by Kent Molinaro and owned in partnership by Mercedes Antonini and Jerry Vaughn. Buck’s Bro earned $17,280 and has made $195,276.
Jockey Kevin Krigger won two races Thursday. Krigger took the fourth race with Chasin Perfection ($7.00) and the sixth with Dave’s Pacemaker ($9.90).
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Friday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.