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Morey Saddles The Exacta In Sprint Feature
Veteran trainer William J. Morey, Jr. saddled the exacta in the $37,996 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
Morey won the six-furlong allowance race for 3-year-olds and up with Morning Fog, who charged to the lead approaching the sixteenth pole and crossed the wire one length in front of fast-closing stablemate When We Met. Starboardlights finished third.
Morning Fog went off at odds of 8-1 and paid $19.60 to win. When We Met was dismissed at 9-1 in the wagering and the $1 William J. Morey, Jr. exacta paid $96.70.
Morning Fog, a 5-year-old gelding making just his 11th career start, earned $24,180 for his owners, Chaiken Family Trust. A consistent performer, Morning Fog has recorded five wins, a second and three thirds en route to earning $123,089.
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and the track is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 beers, $1 hot dogs, and $1 sodas.
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.