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New Head Trainer Trujillo Improves To 2-For-3
Victor Trujillo, a longtime to assistant to recently-retired trainer Chuck Jenda, is off to a great start as a head trainer.
Trujillo earned his first training victory Friday at Golden Gate Fields when Floating Feather – just his second starter – won the fourth race over favored Checkinuponyou. Trujillo came right back to score another win Saturday when his 5-year-old mare Summers Peace led from start to finish in the first race.
Trujillo started his first horse Thursday and saw his 5-year-old gelding Hot Chaco finish third in the seventh race after encountering traffic problems in the stretch. Hot Chaco was moved up to second after the stewards disqualified runner-up Life Is a Rock for interfering with Trujillo’s charge.
Handicappers have backed Trujillo’s runners as Floating Feather paid $6.60 as a 2-to-1 second choice in the betting and Summers Peace paid $3.80 as a heavy 4-to-5 favorite. Jockey Aaron Gryder rode both winners.
GGF To Ring In New Year With Dollar Day Card -- Golden Gate Fields will ring in 2012 with a special Dollar Day racing program Sunday. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and the track is offering fans $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.
Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race card Sunday and also broadcast all the football games via the NFL Sunday Ticket. Gates open at 10 a.m.
Golden Gate Fields will wrap up its holiday week of racing with a nine-race program Monday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.