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Undefeated Filly Ciao Bella Luna In Golden Gate Debutante Field
Ciao Bella Luna will seek her third win in as many starts when she faces five rivals Saturday in the $50,000 Golden Gate Debutante at Golden Gate Fields.
The Golden Gate Debutante is a six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies and Ciao Bella Luna will break from post position one. Ridden to victory by Eric Camacho in her first two six-furlong races, Ciao Bella Luna will be piloted by jockey Russell Baze when she makes her stakes debut in the Debutante.
Ciao Bella Luna, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Tribal Rule, broke her maiden at Golden Gate Fields on Sept. 9 when she overcame a slow start to score by 2 1/4 lengths.
Ciao Bella Luna broke from the rail in her second start on Oct. 25 and had to circle her rivals en route to posting a two-length victory.
Ciao Bella Luna is owned in partnership by Car-Den Racing Stable (Carol and Dennis Yokum) and Theresa Patterson, the wife of the filly’s trainer, Dennis Patterson. The Yokums bred Ciao Bella Luna, who has won both of her races in handy fashion.
Ciao Bella Luna will square off against the following fillies in the Debutante: Lovely Daughter (Inoel Beato rides), Power of Ten (Julien Couton), My Lil Shamrock (Frank Alvarado), Marks Mine (Abel Cedillo), and French Alps (Dennis Carr).
The Golden Gate Debutante is the third race on Saturday’s nine-race program, which begins at 12:45 p.m. Post time for the Debutante is 1:45 p.m.
The racing week gets started Thursday at Golden Gate Fields with a seven-race card. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and the predicted rains won’t be a factor thanks to the track’s synthetic all-weather Tapeta racing surface
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.