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My Lil Shamrock Wires Rivals In Mile Feature
My Lil Shamrock, a 3-year-old filly owned by Irishman Daniel O’Neill of San Francisco, posted a front-running victory in the one-mile feature race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
My Lil Shamrock was sent straight to the lead by jockey Frank Alvarado and opened up a clear advantage on the backstretch. My Lil Shamrock had her rivals stacked up behind her entering the stretch and then spurted away in the final furlong to score by
4 1/2 lengths.
Trained by Steve Specht, My Lil Shamrock captured the allowance contest for 3-year-old fillies in 1:40.40 and paid $5.80 as the 9-5 second choice in the betting. Macha, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Russell Baze, took second by 1 1/4 lengths over Pure Indy.
My Lil Shamrock, a chestnut daughter of City Zip, was bred in Kentucky by Ann Marie Farm. My Lil Shamrock has two wins, a second, and a third in five career starts and Saturday’s payday of $17,400 increased her earnings to $46,000.
Golden Gate Field will host a “Year of the Snake Celebration” Sunday and fans literally can’t lose since it is Dollar Day at the track. Fans paying the $1 general admission will receive a free cash voucher worth at least $2 and as much as $500.
The program will also feature lion dance performances and $1 beers, $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas, $1 programs, and $1 general parking.
Gates open at 10 a.m. and post time for the nine-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.