Early Opening At Golden Gate Fields Saturday For Belmont Simulcasts

Early Opening At Golden Gate Fields Saturday For Belmont Simulcasts

     All gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 9 a.m. Saturday for the simulcast of the Belmont Stakes Day program from Belmont Park in New York.

     Belmont Park races two through 13 will be simulcast and post time for the second race is 9:07 a.m.  Post time for the $1 million Belmont Stakes, race 11, is 3:36 p.m.  

     Fourteen 3-year-olds will contest the Belmont Stakes, including Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes hero Oxbow.  A 1 1/2-mile test for 3-year-olds, the Belmont Stakes is the final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

     The field for the Belmont Stakes, in post position order, is as follows: Frac Daddy, Alan Garcia rides, 30-1 on the morning line; Freedom Child, Luis Saez, 8-1; Overanalyze, John Velazquez, 12-1; Giant Finish, Edgar Prado, 30-1; Orb, Joel Rosario, 3-1; Incognito, Irad Ortiz, Jr., 20-1; Oxbow, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Midnight Taboo, Garrett Gomez, 30-1; Revolutionary, Javier Castellano, 9-2; Will Take Charge, Jon Court, 20-1;
Vyjack, Julien Leparoux, 20-1; Palace Malice, Mike Smith, 15-1; Unlimited Budget, Rosie Napravnik, 8-1; and Golden Soul, Robby Albarado, 10-1.
     Belmont Stakes Day festivities at Golden Gate Fields include a Belmont Stakes Wine Festival, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m.  Tickets to the festival cost $30 and include 15 samples of wine, a sampling of domestic cheeses, fruits, and California brushetta, as well as a souvenir wine glass.  

     Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race card and post time for the first race is 11:45 a.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.