Racing News

BLUE-BLOODED MYSTERY STRIKE FACING WINNERS IN SUNDAY FEATURE

ALBANY, CALIF. – Mystery Strike, a 3-year-old filly from the family of A.P. Indy, will face winners for the first time in the Sunday feature at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer for LNJ Foxwoods, Mystery Strike was tabbed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for race 8, a $27,000 entry-level allowance for fillies and mares at six furlongs on the main track.
 
In her lone start, Mystery Strike registered an easy 2 ¾-length win on July 18 at Sacramento.

WATCH AND WAGER ON PACIFIC CLASSIC, ALABAMA ON SATURDAY AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

ALBANY, CALIF. – In addition to nine live races, Golden Gate Fields on Saturday will offer simulcasting wagering on the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar and Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course and other races throughout the country.
 

OPENING DAY INCLUDES COMPETITIVE FIELDS, 3:45 P.M. FIRST POST

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will offer eight competitive races Friday, opening day for the 19-day Summer Meet.
 
Sixty-eight horses are entered on Friday’s card for an average field size of 8.5 horses before scratches. Three races will be contested over the Lakeside turf course. 
 

RUSSELL BAZE TO REPRESENT UNITED STATES IN INTERNATIONAL JOCKEY COMPETITION IN JAPAN

ALBANY, CALIF. – Russell Baze, the perennial leading rider at Golden Gate Fields, will represent the United States in the World All-Star Jockeys competition Aug. 29-30 at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan.
 
The World All-Star Jockeys, an event conducted by the Japan Racing Association, also will include riders from the United Kingdom, France, Australia, and Hong Kong. The five international riders will compete in four races against nine riders from Japan. 
 

GOLDEN GATE TO BEGIN 19-DAY SUMMER MEET ON FRIDAY

ALBANY, CALIF. – Live racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields on Friday, Aug. 21, the start of the 19-day Summer Meet.
 
The Summer Meet will be divided into two parts. The first half of the meet will conclude on Labor Day, Monday, Sept 7. Racing will continue on Sept. 24 with Oct. 4 serving as closing day.
 

UNBEATEN STAYS IN VEGAS POINTED TOWARD DEL MAR DEBUNTATE FOLLOWING IMPRESSIVE WIN AT SANTA ROSA

ALBANY, CALIF. – Stays in Vegas, unbeaten in a pair of stakes on the Northern California fair circuit, is expected to make her next start in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 5, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Tuesday.
 
The Del Mar Debutante, a seven-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, carries a purse of $300,000.
 

Victory In Closing-Day Feature Caps Title-Winning Campaigns For Baze And Hollendorfer

     A nose victory with 8-5 favorite Rosary Man in Sunday’s $29,355 closing-day feature capped title-winning campaigns for jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Baze and Hollendorfer had to sweat out a three-horse photo finish with Rosary Man, who won a head-bobbing decision over Cajun Black and Prospector’s Trick in the one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up.  Rosary Man was timed in 1:36.42 and paid $5.60.
 

Rock Me Baby Wins Albany Stakes; $117,228 Carryover Is Target On Sunday’s Closing-Day Program

     Rock Me Baby, making his first start since Oct. 4, rallied from last-to-first under veteran jockey Corey Nakatani to score a one-length victory in the $61,065 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
 
     Trained by Craig Dollase, Rock Me Baby won the five-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and up in 57.76 seconds and paid $6.00 as the second choice in the betting.  Streamside placed second by head over Serbian Syclone, who took third by a neck over 8-5 favorite Alert Bay.  

Closing Weekend Features Albany Stakes Saturday And Dollar Day Sunday

Golden Gate Fields wraps up its winter/spring meeting this weekend with the $50,000-added Albany Stakes on Saturday and a 10-race Dollar Day program on Sunday. 
 
     Post time both days is 12:45 p.m. and the first 1,500 fans attending the track Saturday with a paid admission will receive an American Pharoah Triple Crown poster.  General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m.; the Turf Club at 11 a.m.  
 

First 1,500 Fans At Golden Gate Fields Saturday Will Receive American Pharoah Poster

The first 1,500 fans attending Golden Gate Fields with a paid admission Saturday will receive a free American Pharoah Triple Crown poster.  General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m.; the Turf Club at 11 a.m.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.