Coach Bob Runs Up The Score

Coach Bob Runs Up The Score

     Coach Bob took command at the start and then lengthened his advantage through the stretch in a dominating performance in the $38,254 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     Coach Bob, under jockey Dennis Carr, won the six-furlong allowance race for
3-year-olds and up by 5 1/2 lengths in a very good time of 1:09.23 on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface.  Soldiers Point finished second and Morning Fog was third.

    Coach Bob was the 7-5 favorite in a field of five and paid $4.80 after recording his fourth career victory.  The win was worth $24,180 and boosted Coach Bob’s earnings to $146,969.

    Reina Gonzalez trains Coach Bob and owns the 4-year-old colt in partnership with Tom Gerstel and Keith and Jean Hembree.

     Carr celebrated Easter Sunday with a riding double as he also won the ninth race with Thrillagee (4.20).

    Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

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.