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Couton And Frey Dominate Saturday Card
Jockeys Julien Couton and Kyle Frey won the bulk of the races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields as Couton recorded a riding hat trick and Frey a riding double during the nine-race program.
Couton won the first race with Sandor ($8.60), the third with Crocker’s Corner ($3.20) and the seventh with Siberian Laughter ($10.00). Frey scored in back-to-back races, taking the fourth with Royal Stormer ($6.20) and the fifth with Incisive ($5.20).
Trainer John F. Martin also posted back-to-back victories. Martin won the fifth race with Incisive and the sixth with Gatheratthealter ($3.00).
In Saturday’s featured eighth race, a six-furlong allowance sprint for 4-year-olds and up, Chapman’s Peak got up in the final stride to defeat front-running longshot Coach Bob by a nose in an impressive 1:10.01.
Chapman’s Peak, trained by John Sadler and ridden by William Antongeorgi III, paid $7.20 as the 5-2 second choice in the wagering. Coach Bob, who came inches short of stealing the race at 12-1, took second by a half-length over 8-5 favorite Morning Fog.
Owned and bred by Keith Abrahams, Chapman’s Peak is a 6-year-old horse by Chapel Royal who has five wins, four seconds and a third in 15 career starts. Saturday’s win was worth $18,600 and increased Chapman’s Peak earnings to $167,750.
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and the track is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas.
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.