Moonshine Bay Wins Again For Hollendorfer

Moonshine Bay Wins Again For Hollendorfer

     Moonshine Bay recorded yet another victory for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Golden Gate Fields, winning Thursday’s $34,816 sprint feature by 2 1/4 lengths.  

     Moonshine Bay has made four starts at Golden Gate Fields since being purchased privately by Hollendorfer in January.  Moonshine Bay won three of those races and finished second in the Albany Stakes in his lone defeat for the ownership group of Hollendorfer, Marvin Kirsner, Al Morrison, and George Todaro.

     Jockey Dennis Carr rode Moonshine Bay in Thursday’s six-furlong allowance contest and they crossed the wire in a solid 1:10.12.  The even-money favorite, Moonshine Bay paid $4.00.

     Soldiers Point took second by a head over Outside Nashville, who was making his first start since capturing the Golden Nugget Stakes last November.   Hollendorfer also trains Outside Nashville.

     Moonshine Bay, who was racing at Aqueduct in New York before joining the Hollendorfer barn, has earned $66,400 in his four races for “The Dorf” and Co. 

     Gates Open Early Friday  --  Golden Gate Fields will open grandstand and club house gates at 7:15 a.m. Friday to facilitate the simulcast of the entire Kentucky Oaks Day card from Churchill Downs in Louisville, where first post is 7:30 a.m.  The Turf Club will open at 10 a.m. and post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 2:45 p.m.  

     Golden Gate Fields will present an eight-race card and post time for the first local heat 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.