Hollendorfer Enters Four Talented Mares In Golden Poppy

Hollendorfer Enters Four Talented Mares In Golden Poppy

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer entered four mares, three of which are multiple stakes-winners, in the $50,000 Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Golden Poppy, the first turf stakes of Golden Gate Fields’ winter/spring meeting, will be run Sunday.  The 1 1/16-mile test for fillies and mares is the sixth race on a nine-race program and will be run at approximately 3:19 p.m.

     Entries for the Golden Poppy were taken Thursday morning and Hollendorfer stuffed the entry box with Halo Dolly, Lady Aspen, Cathy’s Crunches, and Going for a Spin.  

     Halo Dolly has won 14 of her 27 career races, including seven stakes.  An earner of $684,986, Halo Dolly scored her biggest victory in the Grade 2 $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Del Mar last summer.

     Cathy’s Crunches counts four stakes wins among her six career victories.  Winner of the Adoration Stakes at Del Mar last summer, Cathy’s Crunches has finished in the money in 16 of her 21 races and has earned $295,540.

    Going for a Spin owns four stakes victories and has finished in the money in 20 of her 29 career starts.  Going for a Spin recorded three of her stakes wins after being claimed by Hollendorfer for $40,000 last May at Hollywood Park.  Going for a Spin sports career earnings of $335,954.

     Lady Aspen is 0-for-1 in stakes competition but has five wins in 19 career starts and $167,106 in earnings.  Lady Aspen is 2-for-3 this year and 1-for-1 on the Golden Gate Fields turf course.

     Set to join Hollendorfer’s quartet in the Golden Poppy are Luscious Lonna, Private Affair, Bellamine, Skinny Genes, Vamo a Galupiar, Imperialistic Diva, and Central Heat.  Private Affair won a stakes at Del Mar in 2011 and Vamo a Galupiar captured the
Grade 2 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita last year.

     Post time Sunday is 12:45 p.m. and fans will enjoy great bargains such as $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas and $1 beers.

     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.