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Early Racing Card At Golden Gate Fields Super Sunday
Golden Gate Fields will give football fans an alternative to multi-hour pre-game shows when it presents an eight-race program Sunday that begins at 11:15 a.m.
All gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the racing card will be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., 45 minutes prior to kickoff for Super Bowl XLVIII. General parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas will cost just $1 Sunday.
Fans attending Golden Gate Fields Saturday will have the chance to win a 42-inch high definition television – just in time for the big game. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and a television will be raffled off after each of the nine races, with the winning jockey from each race announcing the lucky winner.
The racing week begins Thursday with Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze returning to the saddle. Baze was benched Jan. 24-26 due to a riding suspension but didn’t lose his top spot in the jockey standings as he leads Dennis Carr 26-24.
Baze has four mounts on Thursday’s seven-race card, and remarkably, none are favored on the morning line. Baze is scheduled to ride Surf Queen (6-1 on the morning line) in the first race, This One’s For Mat (5-1) in the third, Lindz Winz (3-1) in the fifth, and Find Your Spot (8-1) in the sixth.
Baze’s work schedule for Friday is more to the norm as he has seven mounts on the eight-race card and four of his horses are favored – Iron Joe T (9-5) in the first race, Uzziel (2-1) in the third, Spanishsugarrr (9-5) in the fifth, and Bomb Site (2-1) in the eighth. Baze’s other three mounts are all second-choices on the morning line – Unbridled Loyalty (5-2) in the fourth race, Relentless Warrior (3-1) in the sixth, and Barrel Knot
(3-1) in the seventh.
Post time Thursday and Friday is 12:45 p.m.