U R All That I Am Upsets Antares World In Work The Crowd Stakes

U R All That I Am Upsets Antares World In Work The Crowd Stakes

     U R All That I Am, receiving a fine ride from jockey Kevin Krigger, came from just off pace to upset 3-to-5 favorite Antares World in the $50,300 Work The Crowd Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     U R All That I Am raced in third while Antares World set the pace with Ms. G. I. Jane racing outside of her.  Antares World, ridden by Frank Alvarado, and Ms. G. I. Jane, with Aaron Gryder aboard, began battling for the lead in earnest on the far turn and were  eyeball to eyeball turning into the stretch.

     Krigger guided U R All That I Am out from behind the dueling leaders at the top of the stretch and the 5-year-old mare accelerated enthusiastically upon seeing daylight.  U R All That I Am took command in the final sixteenth of a mile and won the one-mile turf contest for California-bred fillies and mares by a length in 1:37.87.  Antares World took second by a length over Ms. G. I. Jane.  

     U R All That I Am is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer but was saddled Saturday by his wife and chief assistant, Janet.  Jerry Hollendorfer was at Hollywood Park, where he won the $70,400 Warren’s Thoroughbred Stakes with Going for a Spin.   U R All That I Am and Going for a Spin are both owned by their breeder, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds.

     “Janet told me that she had tactical speed,” said Krigger.  “I was in a perfect spot.  We just sat off the speed and waited until it was time to go.  When I asked her turning for home, she was gone.  Antares World tried to come back but I had too much horse.”

     U R All That I Am earned her fifth career stakes victory and her 10th win in 24 starts.  The Work The Crowd paycheck of $30,300 boosted U R All That I Am’s earnings to $404,529.

     Easter Sunday is Family Day at Golden Gate Fields.  There will be an Easter egg hunt for children in the winner's circle area at 11:30 a.m. and plenty of other free activities – including pony rides, bounce houses, face painters, and balloon artists – from noon to
4 p.m.   
     Sunday is also Dollar Day, with the track offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.  Post time for the nine-race holiday card is 12:45 p.m.