Stakes Mare Going For A Spin Will Go For A Spin At Golden Gate Fields

Stakes Mare Going For A Spin Will Go For A Spin At Golden Gate Fields

     Multiple stakes-winner Going for a Spin will go for a spin at Golden Gate Fields in Thursday’s first race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance test for fillies and mares and the main event on a seven-race program.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.
     Going for a Spin is a 5-year-old mare who has finished in the money in 20 of her 28 career races and earned $333,302.  The California-bred has made all but five of her starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who saw Going for a Spin collect her first stakes victory in the 2011 Warren’s Thoroughbred Stakes at Hollywood Park.  

     Hollendorfer briefly lost Going for a Spin when she was claimed out of her 2012 debut for $40,000.  Hollendorfer claimed her back for the same price five races later and has won three stakes with the mare since welcoming her back to his barn.

     Going for a Spin won the E.B. Johnston Stakes at Fairplex Park and the Cat’s Cradle Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park in 2012, and opened up her 2013 campaign with a victory in the Pennies From Heaven Handicap at Santa Anita on Jan. 20.

     Owned and bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC, Going for a Spin is a dark bay daughter of Ministers Wild Cat.  Going for a Spin will be ridden Thursday by Hall of Famer Russell Baze.

     Despite her stakes successes, Going for a Spin is the 2-1 second choice on the morning line behind the very sharp Luscious Lonna, the 9-5 favorite.  Luscious Lonna, trained by Nicholas Sloan, has won four of her last five starts and is 5-for-6 racing on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface.

     The feature race field is completed by Lady Aspen (3-1), Koby Jo (4-1), and Sweetly Peppered (12-1).

     Thursday’s seven-race program will be followed by an eight-race card Friday and nine-race programs Saturday and Sunday.  Post time all four days is 12:45 p.m.

     Golden Gate Field will host a “Year of the Snake Celebration” Sunday with special lion dance performances and a free bet for fans.  Sunday is Dollar Day and fans paying the $1 general admission can’t lose as they will receive a cash voucher worth at least $2 and as much as $500.  

     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.