Dixico Battles Back To Win Feature

Dixico Battles Back To Win Feature

     Dixico fought back after losing the lead to They Call Him El in the stretch and earned a photo finish victory over the 6-5 favorite in the $31,240 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     Dixico, rated nicely on the lead by jockey Kerwin John, defeated They Call Him El and jockey Russell Baze by a neck in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up.  Trained by Steve Specht, Dixico recorded a time of 1:45.31 and paid $13.80 as the fourth wagering choice in a field of seven.

     The race was bittersweet for Specht, who saw his other entrant in the race, Photo Shopped, eliminated at the start when he broke awkwardly and unseated jockey Frank Alvarado.

     Dixico, a 4-year-old colt owned by Rich Dickson, earned $18,000 while recording his sixth victory in 20 career starts.  Dixico has finished in the money in 12 of his races and has $108,762 in career earnings.

     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.