Racing News

Duke Of Doom Lowers The Boom In Turf Feature

Duke of Doom charged from fifth in a field of six to score a convincing 2 1/4-length victory in the $20,105 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
 
     Ridden by Russell Baze, Duke of Doom ran one mile on a firm Lakeside Turf Course in 1:37.03 while earning his first victory in six starts this year.  Why Not Be Perfect, with Anne Sanguinetti aboard, took second by a nose over Funny How and jockey Juan Hernandez. 
 

Alvarado Sustains Bruising, Minor Concussion In Spill

Veteran jockey Frank Alvarado bruised his neck and back and suffered a minor concussion in a spill at Golden Gate Fields Saturday. 
 
     Alvarado sustained the injuries in the seventh race, a one-mile turf event, when his mount, Ekatitude, jumped a shadow on the backstretch and then tried to hurdle the inside rail.  Ekatitude unseated Alvarado with her erratic actions.
 

Apprentice Wins Lopez Family Riding Battle At Golden Gate Fields

Apprentice David C. Lopez won the “Lopez Family Riding Battle” at Golden Gate Fields Friday when he finished a clear second in the sixth race aboard The Alameda Kid while his older brother Erick Lopez took third aboard High Greely and their father Charles “C. C.” Lopez finished fourth with Time to Glow.
 

Lopez Family Reunion Scheduled For Sixth Race Friday At Golden Gate Fields

The sixth race at Golden Gate Fields Friday will serve as a Lopez Family Reunion as father Charles (more commonly known as C. C.) will ride against sons David and Erick in the one mile contest for 3-year-olds and up.  
 

G. G. Ryder Posts Second Straight Stakes Score At Golden Gate Fields

     Showing his versatility, G. G. Ryder followed up his victory on turf in the 
Grade 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile with a score on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface Monday in the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes. 
 

Hollendorfer Runners Favored In Monday’s $100,000 All American; Apprentice Rider Lopez Has Five-Victory Sunday

G. G. Ryder and Summer Hit, separated by a half-length when running one-two in the San Francisco Mile on April 25, are the top two picks on the morning line in Monday’s $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     A Grade 3 event for 3-year-olds and up, the All American will be decided at one mile on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface.  The feature is the eighth event on a nine-race card and will be run at approximately at 4:30 p.m.  First post is 12:45 p.m.
 

Cast In Silver Wins Sprint Feature By A Head

Cast in Silver, a 4-year-old filly who has never been worse than second, got up in the final strides to win the $29,906 sprint feature by a head Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Ridden by Russell Baze, Cast in Silver defeated Two Pump and apprentice rider David Lopez in a head-bobbing photo finish.  Cast in Silver was the 3-2 favorite in a field of seven and returned $5.00 after the stopping the clock in 1:09.67.
 

Five Multiple Stakes-Winners Among Field Of Nine In All American

     Nine horses, including five multiple stakes-winners, are entered in the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes, which will be run Memorial Day Monday at Golden Gate Fields. 
    
     Contested at one mile on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface, the All American is for 3-year-olds and up.  The feature is the eighth event on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. and will be run at approximately 4:15 p.m. 
 

Summer Hit Will Seek All American Hat Trick Monday

Summer Hit, a 6-year-old gelding who has been victorious in 11 of his 23 races, will try to win the Grade 3 All American Stakes for the third consecutive year Monday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     A one-mile race on Tapeta for 3-year-olds and up, the All American is the feature event on a special Memorial Day racing program.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.
 

Irish-Bred Mare Will Tackle The Boys In All American Stakes

     The Irish-bred mare Living The Life will face male rivals Monday at Golden Gate Fields when she competes in the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes.
 
     A one-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, the All American will highlight a special Memorial 
Day racing program at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time for the holiday card is 12:45 p.m.