Racing News

GUTIERREZ GUIDES FRANK CONVERSATION TO CAL DERBY WIN

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2016

ALBANY, CALIF. – Frank Conversation sat a perfect trip under jockey Mario Gutierrez, waiting behind the dueling leaders before claiming the lead in upper stretch and drawing off to a 2 ½-length victory in the 101st renewal of the $100,000 California Derby on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT UP TO $42K GOING INTO CAL DERBY DAY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – The Golden Pick 6 jackpot grew for the ninth straight day on Friday, reaching $42,446.34 going into the California Derby card.
 
Golden Gate Fields will present the 101st edition of the California Derby on Saturday. The $100,000 California Derby is a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and was carded as race 7 with a scheduled post time of 3:48 p.m. The California Derby is the fourth leg of the Golden Pick 6. 

LIGHT ONE, REUNITED WITH BAZE, WINS SUNDAY FEATURE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Light One tracked down favored Fast and Foxy to post a mild upset in the $36,065 optional claiming feature for fillies and mares Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Unhurried in fourth under jockey Russell Baze through an opening quarter-mile in 22.40 seconds set by Fast and Foxy, Light One commenced an inside rally on the far turn and passed the pacesetter nearing the furlong marker en route to a 3 ½-length victory.
 

LIFE IS A TRIP MAKES REPEAT JOURNEY TO WINNER’S CIRCLE IN SATURDAY FEATURE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Life Is a Trip remained unbeaten in two starts with a 2 ½-length victory in Saturday’s $32,127 entry-level optional claiming feature at Golden Gate Fields.
 

PORTEOUS, MISS BOOM BOOM BRING DOWN CURTAIN ON TURF SEASON

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on Sunday concluded turf racing for the winter with a pair of allowance co-features, which were won by Porteous and Miss Boom Boom.
 
Both races were entry-level events restricted to fillies and mares.
 

MARTINEZ WINS SATURDAY FEATURE ABOARD HYPNATIQUE EN ROUTE TO RIDING TRIPLE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – A change in tactics paid off for Hypnatique, who led from start to finish to post a 23-1 upset in the $38,156 second-level optional claiming feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Placed on the lead by jockey Catalino Martinez, Hypnatique set honest fractions of 22.60 and 45.43 seconds in the six-furlong race and dug in resolutely to hold off 5-2 favorite Holdthismiss and prevail by three-quarters of a length.