Marks Mine Blitzes Foes At Golden Gate Fields

Marks Mine Blitzes Foes At Golden Gate Fields

     Marks Mine followed up her impressive win in the Golden Gate Debutante on Dec. 1 with another powerful front-running victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Breaking like a bullet under jockey Abel Cedillo, Marks Mine took command immediately and was never challenged en route to winning the six-furlong allowance sprint for 3-year-old fillies by 4 1/2 lengths.  Pure Indy took second by a head over Power of Ten.  

     Marks Mine, who won the six-furlong Golden Gate Debutante in 1:09.78, took Sunday’s feature in 1:10.45 and paid $3.80 as the odds-on favorite in a field of six.

     Marks Mine is a California-bred daughter of Benchmark who is owned by her breeders, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.  Trained by Steve Specht, Marks Mine has three wins, a second, and a third in five career starts and $99,150 in earnings.

     Cal Derby Update –  Entries for Saturday’s $100,000 California Derby will be taken Wednesday morning.  Golden Gate Fields racing secretary David Jerkens reported Sunday morning that the following horses have already been confirmed for the race: Butterfly Soul, Condiment, My Best Bet, Tree of Life and Zeewat.’

      Fans attending Golden Gate Fields Saturday will receive a free California Derby umbrella.  Gates open at 10 a.m. and first post is 12:45 p.m.

      Racing Resumes Thursday –  Racing will resume Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time for the eight-race program is 12:45 p.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.