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Golden Gate Fields Launches Fall Meeting Thursday

Golden Gate Fields opens its 2014 fall meeting Thursday and the 36-day season will feature the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships as well as the 63rd running of the Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Handicap. 
     The fall session runs through Dec. 14 and racing will be presented Thursday through Sunday each week.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. 

Shared Belief Continues Preparation For $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic With Sharp Five-Furlong Drill At Golden Gate Fields

Shared Belief, who is expected to be favored in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, continued his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race by working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.
“It was a very good work,” said Sherrie Wolfe, head clocker at Golden Gate Fields.  “He broke about six lengths behind two work mates (Mickey Ball and Hermosa Vaquera), collared them in the stretch and was pulling away at the end.”

Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts, Berkeley Handicap Featured At Fall Meeting

The simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, an event in which Golden Gate Fields-based Shared Belief will put his perfect record on the line in the $5 million Classic, and the 63rd running of the Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Handicap will highlight the 36-day fall meeting that begins Thursday, Oct. 16, at the East Bay racetrack. 
     The fall session runs through Dec. 14 and racing will be presented Thursday through Sunday each week.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. 

Golden Gate Fields Earns Re-Accreditation From Safety And Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Thursday that Golden Gate Fields has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. 
     Golden Gate Fields, which will open its 36-day fall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16, received its initial Alliance accreditation in 2010. All accreditations and re-accreditations carry an effective period of two years. 

Champ Shared Belief Works Impressively For Awesome Again Stakes

     Shared Belief, the undefeated Eclipse Award champion, completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita by working four furlongs in :47 3/5 handily at Golden Gate Fields Tuesday.  
     Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez worked Shared Belief for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who saw his charge gallop out five furlongs in 1:01.    

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Gonzalez Has Riding Triple On Closing Day At Golden Gate Fields

Golden Gate Fields concluded its 19-day summer meeting Sunday and multiple victories was the theme of the day as Ricardo Gonzalez had a riding triple, Juan Sanchez a riding double, and John F. Martin a training double.  
     Gonzalez captured the second race with Jamison County ($14.60), the eighth with Quick and Silver ($23.20), and the 10th with Joylicious ($7.20).  Sanchez scored with Cleverly Beverly ($26.20) in the third race and Red Globe ($13.60) in the fifth.  

Golden Pick 6 Pool Must Go On Closing Day At Golden Gate Fields

Golden Gate Fields concludes its summer meeting Sunday and that means the $21,644 carryover in the Golden Pick 6 must be paid out.  
     Post time for the 10-race finale is 1:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas cost just $1 each.  

Pepper Crown Wins Again On Golden Gate Fields Turf

Pepper Crown, the class of the field, charged down the middle of the Lakeside Turf Course to win the $42,980 Our Nautique allowance purse at Golden Gate Fields Friday.
     Pepper Crown scored a 46-1 shocker in the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on April 26 and a 

Bound For Eden Goes From Last To First

Bound for Eden and jockey Dennis Carr registered their second consecutive victory on the Golden Gate Fields turf course Thursday when they rallied from last to win the $38,570 allowance feature. 
     Bound for Eden outran Loveintheshadows through the final furlong to take the 1 1/16-mile contest for fillies and mares by 1 3/4 lengths.  Loveintheshadows held off Luscious Lonna by a neck for second.