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Doubles Galore On Closing Day At Golden Gate Fields
The patrons at the bar in the Turf Club weren’t the only ones ordering up doubles Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
Jockeys Frank Alvarado, Juan Hernandez, Isaias Enriquez and apprentice Ricardo Gonzalez enjoyed riding doubles, and Steve Sherman had a training double on closing-day of the track’s fall meeting.
Alvarado won the first race with Golden Mexico ($6.80) and the sixth with The Gatekeeper ($14.20). Enriquez scored in back-to-back races, taking the fourth with Infosec ($10.40) and the fifth with Papa’s Trashed ($24.60).
Hernandez captured the third race with No Games ($5.40) and the seventh with Zoe’s Baba ($13.20). Gonzalez won the final two races of the meeting, scoring with Siberian Laughter ($43.20) in the eighth race and Pocosin Game Girl ($6.20) in the ninth.
Sherman teamed with Alvarado for the victory with Golden Mexico and with Enriquez for the tally with Papa’s Trashed.
Although they were both skunked on closing day, jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer each enjoyed another championship season of racing at Golden Gate Fields.
Baze collected his 47th career riding title at the East Bay track by winning 56 races during the 36-day meeting. Dennis Carr and Hernandez dead-heated for second in the jockey standings with 39 victories each.
Hollendorfer earned his 45th career training crown at Golden Gate Fields by saddling 26 winners. Sherman took second with 19 victories and Victor Trujillo was third with 14.
Golden Gate Fields will take a 10-day break for the holidays before launching its 2013-2014 winter/spring meeting the day after Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 26. Post time for the opening-day card is 12:15 p.m.