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Marks Mine Dominates In Sprint Feature
Marks Mine, the 6-5 favorite, made her short price look like an overlay when she dominated five rivals in the $40,225 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
Ridden by Frank Alvarado, Marks Mine went straight to the lead at the start and was never headed en route to scoring a three-length victory in the six-furlong allowance race for fillies and mares. Marks Mine clocked a fine time of 1:09.65.
Red Rachel won the race for second place by 2 1/4 lengths over Stormy Lucy.
Marks Mine was coming off a four-length victory in the California State Fair Sprint Handicap at Sacramento and paid $4.60 after collecting her fifth victory in 11 career starts. The win was worth $26,520 and increased Marks Mine’s earnings to $230,020.
Steve Specht trains Marks Mine, a two-time stakes winner who has finished in the money in all but one of her races. A California-bred daughter of Benchmark, Marks Mine was bred by her owners, Larry and Marianne Williams.
Summer racing continues Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. Post time is 1:15 p.m. and the track is offering fans $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.