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Lord Vronsky Extends Winning Streak To Five Races
Lord Vronsky recorded his fifth straight victory Friday at Golden Gate Fields when he charged from off the pace to win the 5 1/2-furlong fourth race by 2 1/4 lengths over 6-5 favorite Bwana Be Gone.
The win capped a fine 2012 campaign for Lord Vronsky, who amassed five wins, two seconds and a third in eight starts on the year. Lord Vronsky has inched up the class ladder during his winning streak as he has won for claiming tags of $4,000, $5,000, $8,000 (twice), and $10,000.
Trained by Steve Sherman and ridden by Catalino Martinez, Lord Vronsky won Friday’s sprint in 1:03.32 and paid $6.20 as the 2-1 second choice in the betting. Lord Vronsky was not claimed out of the $10,000 claiming event and thus remains the property of co-owners Malley’s Racing Stable and Tommy Hutton’s Dream Stable.
Lord Vronsky, a 4-year-old gelding by Vronsky, earned $7,800 Friday and banked $40,775 in his eight races in 2012. Overall, Lord Vronsky has seven wins, two seconds, and six thirds in 17 starts and $114,797 in earnings.
Sherman saddled back-to-back winners Friday as he also won the fifth race with odds-on favorite Redo ($3.40).
Calendar Giveaway Saturday – Fans attending the races Saturday with a paid admission will receive a free 2013 Golden Gate Fields wall calendar. Post time for the nine-race program is 12:45 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m.
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.