GGF To Host Free Handicapping Seminar On San Francisco Mile Day

GGF To Host Free Handicapping Seminar On San Francisco Mile Day


    Golden Gate Fields will host a free handicapping seminar on Saturday, April 28, San Francisco Mile Day at the East Bay racetrack.

     The Grade 3 $150,000 San Francisco Mile is Northern California’s top grass race and annually attracts the West Coast’s leading turf runners.  Nominations for the race close at midnight Thursday and the list of nominees will be released Friday morning by Golden Gate Fields racing secretary David Jerkens.

     In an effort to help fans have a winning San Francisco Mile Day, Golden Gate Fields is bringing in two professional handicappers from the Daily Racing Form, Dan Illman and Mike Beer, to conduct a handicapping seminar on the day’s races.

     The seminar begins at 11 a.m. and will be held in the Paddock Pub, which is located on the track level and near the entrance to the paddock and winner’s circle.  All fans attending the races are invited to the seminar.

      General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m. and post time for the San Francisco Mile Day card is 12:45 p.m.

      2-Year-Old Fillies Kick Off Racing Week  --  Six 2-year-old fillies will kick off the action at Golden Gate Fields this week when they meet in Thursday’s first race, a two-furlong dash that will be run at 12:45 p.m.

     The 8-to-5 morning line favorite in the “baby race” is Slugger Girl, a California-bred daughter of Rio Verde who has recorded a series of nice works for her debut.  Slugger Girl is trained by Armando Lage, who will also start 9-to-5 second choice Ypsi Magik.