Global Stage Posts 43-To-1 Upset On Golden Gate Fields Turf

Global Stage Posts 43-To-1 Upset On Golden Gate Fields Turf

Global Stage, who came within a head of posting a 10-to-1 upset at Santa Rosa, scored a 43-to-1 shocker Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Global Stage captured the fifth race as the second-largest price in a field of 10 and paid $88.40.  Making his first start on turf, Global Stage rallied strongly under jockey Barrington Harvey to run down favored Count It All Joy and jockey Russell Baze in the final yards of the 1 1/16-mile race.

     Global Stage, a 3-year-old gelding by Globalize, earned his second victory in five career starts.  Global Stage is trained by Ellen Jackson and owned in partnership by Jackson and Margaret Sherr.

     Jockey Michael Martinez rode three winners Wednesday.  Martinez won the third race with Emeralds Boy ($13.60), the sixth with Swiss Ski ($4.40) and the eighth with Gary’s Got Rhythm ($5.40). 

     Baze and Juan Hernandez both rode two winners.  Baze took the second race with Piper’s Friend ($2.80) and the fourth with Pretorian Falls ($6.80).  Hernandez captured the first race with Caught On Radar ($16.80) and the seventh with Red Hot Charlotte ($21.40). 

     Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.