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Hollendorfer Wins California Cup Race With 2-Year-Old Colt Rousing Sermon
Jerry Hollendorfer, the Northern California-based Hall of Fame trainer, won the $100,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes at Santa Anita Saturday with Rousing Sermon.
Rousing Sermon charged from sixth in a field of nine to win the 1 1/16-mile race for
2-year-olds by 2 1/4 lengths over Motown Man. Rousing Sermon was making his race around two turns after running five furlongs, 5 1/2 furlongs, and six furlongs in his first three starts.
“I didn’t think it (stretching out in distance) would be a problem,” said Hollendorfer. “The horse has been training sensational.”
Rousing Sermon, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, paid $9.20 after stopping the timer in 1:43.52. A chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit, Rousing Sermon is owned by his breeders, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Rousing Sermon earned $60,000 for the victory, his second in four career starts.
Hollendorfer was the only Bay Area-based trainer to score a victory on the Cal Cup program.
‘Ghostly Gate Fields,’ NFL Dollar Sunday -- Golden Gate Fields will offer fans a NFL Dollar Day program Sunday and also host ‘Ghostly Gate Fields,’ a Halloween party for families.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas cost just a buck apiece, and all the football games will be broadcast via the NFL Sunday Ticket. The “Ghostly Gate Fields” party will be held from noon to
4 p.m. and feature many free activities for kids, including a pumpkin patch, pony rides, face painters and bounce houses.
Post time for the first of nine races is 12:45 p.m.