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Hollendorfer Enters Trio Of Fillies In Corte Madera Stakes
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will send out a trio of promising runners in the $75,000 Corte Madera Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
The Corte Madera, a one-mile test for 2-year-old fillies, is the main event during a four-day racing week that begins Thursday and concludes Sunday. Post time is
12:45 p.m. each day.
The Corte Madera attracted a field of six and Hollendorfer will be represented by Lady of Fifty, who won the six-furlong Golden Gate Debutante by a nose on Nov. 5; Hennessy River, an easy winner in both of her starts; and Sweet Nothings, who is coming off a maiden victory on turf.
Lady of Fifty, a Kentucky-bred daughter of After Market, has two wins and a third in three starts and gained the victory in the Golden Gate Debutante when she got the lucky nose bob in the tightest of photo finishes. Power of Nine, who came out on the wrong side of the win photo, is also back for the Corte Madera.
Kentucky-bred Hennessy River, by Johannesburg, made her debut Sept. 16 at Golden Gate Fields and romped home by five lengths in a six-furlong sprint for $20,000 maiden-claimers. Hollendorfer chose a six-furlong starter allowance race for Hennessy River’s second start and she scored by four lengths in the Nov. 5 contest.
Sweet Nothings graduated from the maiden ranks Nov. 19 when, in her sixth career start, she led from start to finish in a one-mile maiden allowance race contested on a yielding turf course. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Cry, Sweet Nothings finished a close third in a one-mile maiden allowance race in her only start on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface.
Hollendorfer owns Lady of Fifty in partnership with George Todaro, and Sweet Nothings in partnership with Halo Farms. Hollendorfer trains Hennessy River for client Olympia Star, Inc.
Power of Nine, trained by Lloyd Mason, has two wins and two seconds in five starts.
Power of Nine broke her maiden at Golden Gate Fields in June and two months later captured the Wine Country Debutante at Santa Rosa. After an unsuccessful road trip to Del Mar, where she finished sixth in the Generous Portion Stakes on Aug. 31, Power of Nine bounced back to come within inches of winning the Golden Gate Debutante.
Mason and Robert Jones (Robomar Racing Stables) bred and own Power of Nine, a California-bred daughter of Capsized.
My Gi Gi, who ran 12th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, and Run the Blues Away, who rallied from last to win a six-furlong maiden allowance dash at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 19, round out the Corte Madera field.
Brian Koriner trains My Gi Gi, who finished fourth in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita prior to disappointing in the Breeders’ Cup. Frank Lucarelli conditions Run the Blues Away.
The Corte Madera has been carded as third race on a nine-race program and will be run at approximately 1:45 p.m.
The Corte Madera field, in post position order, is as follows: Run the Blues Away, David Lopez rides; My Gi Gi, Frank Alvarado; Lady of Fifty, Kevin Krigger; Power of Nine, Abel Cedillo; Hennessy River, Russell Baze; and Sweet Nothings, Aaron Gryder. All of the fillies will carry 119 pounds.
The Sunday racing card at Golden Gate Fields will be supplemented by the broadcast of all the NFL games. The track subscribes to the Sunday Ticket and opens grandstand and club house admission gates at 10 a.m. for football fans.
Golden Gate Fields offers $1 specials every Sunday, with general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs, and sodas all costing just a buck apiece.