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Large Field Shaping Up For $100,000 San Francisco Mile
Eight runners, including defending champion Hudson Landing, are already confirmed for Saturday’s $100,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields.
The Grade 3 SF Mile is Northern California’s main event for turf milers and 16 horses were nominated to the feature. Entries for the race will be taken Wednesday morning.
The following horses, with their riders and trainers in parenthesis, are set to start in the SF Mile: Charlemagne Wood (Abel Cedillo, Neil Drysdale), Coach Bob (William Antongeorgi III, Reina Gonzalez), Control Seeker (Francisco Duran, Keith Nations), Gallant Son (Dennis Carr, Frank Lucarelli), Grand Berry (Alejandro Gomez, Richard Mandella), Hudson Landing (Juan Hernandez, Blaine Wright), Summer Hit (Russell Baze, Jerry Hollendorfer), and Tribal Tribute (Frank Alvarado, Tim McCanna).
Barney Rebel is listed as probable by trainer Dan Blacker.
The SF Mile will feature a high-quality lineup. Control Seeker, Gallant Son, Grand Berry, and Hudson Landing are all multiple stakes-winners, and Summer Hit and Tribal Tribute both own a stakes victory.
Hudson Landing, a 6-year-old gelding who has won 12 of his 38 starts and $487,648, scored an 8-1 upset in the 2012 SF Mile when he defeated 1-2 favorite Jeranimo by a half-length. Gallant Son was third.
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.