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Lucky Moment Scores Third Straight Win
Lucky Moment earned her third straight victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when she ran down heavy favorite My Lil Shamrock in the $34,742 allowance feature for 3-year-old fillies.
Lucky Moment, trained by Lloyd Mason and ridden by Inoel Beato, collared My Lil Shamrock in deep stretch of the one-mile race and scored by one length in 1:39.11. Jerry’shoneycarol finished third.
Lucky Moment was the third wagering choice in a field of five and paid $10.60. Lucky Moment’s win Sunday was preceded by a neck victory in a one-mile starter allowance race on the turf on Nov. 24 and an easy triumph in a six-furlong maiden race on Tapeta on Nov. 1.
Lucky Moment, a California-bred daughter of Marino Marini, is owned in partnership by Mason and Jim Canaday. Lucky Moment is a likely candidate to compete in the $50,000-added California Oaks, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies that will be run Feb. 9 at Golden Gate Fields.
Jockey Dennis Carr rode four winners Sunday. Carr took the opener with Elaina’s Papou ($5.60), the third race with The Only Key ($7.80), the fifth with Katie’s Song ($15.40), and the eighth with Showme Yourfriends ($8.20).
Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Thursday and continue through Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Post time will be 12:45 p.m. each day.
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.