Control Seeker Dominates On Golden Gate Fields Turf

Control Seeker Dominates On Golden Gate Fields Turf

     Control Seeker took command from pacesetter Photo Shopped entering the stretch and went on to score an impressive 3 1/4-length victory in the $35,281 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Control Seeker, ridden by Francisco Duran, won the 1 1/16-mile allowance race in 1:44.40 and paid $6.40 as the second betting choice in a field of six.  Duke of Doom, the 8-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/2 lengths over Where’s the Remote.

     Control Seeker, trained by Keith Nations, was coming off a 7-1 upset in the Joseph T. Grace Handicap on the turf at Santa Rosa.  The 6-year-old gelding improved to 5-for-12 on Golden Gate Fields’ turf course with Saturday’s victory, which was worth $22,464.

     Owned by Edward and Theresa DeNike, Control Seeker has eight wins in 34 career starts and $282,737 in earnings.

     Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday and Monday, Labor Day.

     Post time Sunday is 1:15 p.m. and Golden Gate Fields is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.  The free summer concert series continues with Love Fool performing on the Trackside Stage.

     Fans attending the races on Labor Day will receive a free Golden Gate Fields baseball cap and also have the opportunity to watch Dachshunds compete in the Wiener Nationals.  Post time Monday is 1:15 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.