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Dual Carryovers Thursday At Golden Gate Fields; Oaks And Derby Simulcasts Friday And Saturday
Carryovers in the Pick Six and Super High Five on Thursday, the simulcast of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday, the simulcast of the $2 million Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and a special Dollar Day Cinco de Mayo program on Sunday make for a big week of racing at Golden Gate Fields.
Post time Thursday, Friday and Sunday is 12:45 p.m. The track has scheduled a special 11:45 a.m. post time Saturday since it will present 10 local races to go along with the simulcast of the entire Kentucky Derby Day program from Churchill Downs.
Thursday’s seven-race program features a $21,643 carryover in the Pick Six, a $2 bet that requires bettors to correctly select the winners of the final six races on the card (Races 2-7). There is a carryover of $14,179 in the Super High Five, a $1 bet in which handicappers must correctly select the first five finishers in exact order.
The feature race Thursday is the fourth race, a six-furlong allowance race that marks the return of stakes winners Outside Nashville (2012 Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields) and Majestic City (2011 Hollywood Juvenile Championship and 2011 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park).
Friday, grandstand and club house gates at Golden Gate Fields will open at 7:15 a.m. to facilitate the simulcast of the entire Kentucky Oaks Day card from Churchill Downs, where first post is 7:30 a.m. The Turf Club will open at 10 a.m., and post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 2:45 p.m. Golden Gate Fields will present an eight-race card.
All gates will open at 7:15 a.m. Saturday for the simulcast of the Kentucky Derby Day program, which begins at 7:30 a.m. Post time for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is 3:24 p.m.
Golden Gate Fields kicks off its Spring Concert Series Sunday with the band Solsa taking the Trackside Stage. General parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas will all cost just $1 each Sunday, and nine races will be decided.
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.