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Final Week Of GGF Summer Meet Begins Thursday With Twin Carryovers
The Pick Six, a bet in which handicappers attempt to select the winners in six consecutive races, has a carryover of $23,420 after eluding bettors last Sunday. The Pick Six will be held on races three through eight Thursday, with post time for the third set for 1:45 p.m. The Super High Five is a challenging wager conducted on the fifth race in which punters try to select the first five finishers in exact order. Post time for the fifth race is 2:45 p.m. and the carryover is $20,987. In wrapping up its summer meeting, Golden Gate Fields will present eight-race cards Thursday and Friday and 10-race programs Saturday and Sunday (closing day). There is a tight race for leading trainer honors heading into the final four days of the summer session as Steve Sherman leads William E. Morey 18-17 in victories. Jerry Hollendorfer, who owns 36 career training titles at Golden Gate Fields, is third with 14 wins. Russell Baze is cruising to his 38th career riding championship at Golden Gate Fields as he tops the jockey standings with 42 victories. Chad Schvaneveldt and Juan Hernandez are tied for second with 23 wins apiece. Saturday is “Secretariat Day” at Golden Gate Fields and the track will give away Secretariat baseball caps to fans attending the races with a paid admission. Sunday’s finale will feature a free concert by The Cheeseballs, $1 specials (parking, admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas will cost just a buck), and the broadcast of all the available football games from the NFL Sunday Ticket. BIG SIMULCAST WEEKEND -- The $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes, featuring the undefeated mare Zenyatta, and the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, featuring the nation’s top male horse, Blame, headline an outstanding roster of stakes that will be simulcast to Golden Gate Fields this weekend. Saturday’s featured races from the Oak Tree meeting at Hollywood Park are: the Lady’s Secret, the $500,000 Goodwood, the $250,000 Norfolk, and the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon. The top races from Belmont Park Saturday are: the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational, the $350,000 Beldame, and the $350,000 Vosburgh. On Sunday, the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes and the $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes will be run at Hollywood Park while Belmont Park offers the $250,000 Kelso Breeders’ Cup, the $150,000 Pilgrim Breeders’ Cup and the $150,000 Miss Grillo Breeders’ Cup.