Racing News

Taking A Closer Look At The El Camino Real Derby Entrants

     Ten 3-year-olds have been entered in the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby, a 
1 1/8-mile test and Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep.  The race will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields at approximately 3:55 p.m., and following is a look at the horses, listed in alphabetical order.
 

Lineup For 34th El Camino Real Derby Is Filled With Hall Of Fame Horsemen

     The Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby will have its 34th running Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and the lineup for this year’s edition of Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep is loaded with Hall of Fame horsemen.
 
     The Bay Area’s long-time racing kingpins, jockey Russell Baze (Hall of Fame class of 1999) and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer (2011), will team up with Stand and Salute as they try to win the El Camino Real Derby in unison for the sixth time.  

Conquest Typhoon Set For $200,000 El Camino Real Derby

     Conquest Typhoon, one of the finalists for the Sovereign Award as Canada’s top 2-year-old of 2014, will make his 3-year-old debut Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in the 
Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby.
 

Sharla Rae Completes Stakes Hat Trick

     Sharla Rae notched her third career stakes victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she ran down front-running favorite Glory in the final strides to capture the $51,615 California Oaks. 
 
    Sharla Rae, ridden by Silvio Amador, defeated 4-5 choice Glory and jockey Russell Baze by a neck in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds fillies.  Star Via Strada, ridden by Juan Hernandez, finished 2 1/4 lengths back in third.
 

Glory Is Even-Money Favorite In California Oaks

Glory, a filly purchased as a yearling for $260,000, is the even-money favorite in the $50,000-added California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
 
     The California Oaks is the main event on a nine-race local program that will be supplemented by the simulcast of the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes from Santa Anita.  The 1 1/8-mile San Antonio features a marquee matchup between 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome and once-beaten Shared Belief, who is based at Golden Gate Fields and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.

Sharla Rae Among Eight In California Oaks

Sharla Rae will seek her third career stakes victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she faces seven fellow 3-year-old fillies in the $50,000-added California Oaks. 
 
     A 1 1/16-mile contest, the California Oaks is the sixth race on a nine-race card that will start at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the Oaks is 3:22 p.m.
 

50-Cent Bet Pays $10,815 On Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday racing at Golden Gate Fields resulted in a super Pick 5 payoff for some lucky fans. 
 
     The Pick 5 is a 50-cent bet that requires handicappers to pick the winners in the first five races.  There were three winning tickets Sunday and each returned $10,815.
 

Early 11:15 a.m. Post Time At Golden Gate Fields Super Bowl Sunday

     Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a special early post time of 11:15 a.m. for Super Bowl Sunday.  All gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the eight-race program will be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m.  Kickoff for Super Bowl XLIX is 3:30 p.m. 
 
     As usual, Sunday will be “Dollar Day” at Golden Gate Fields with the track offering fans $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas. 
 

Early Start At Golden Gate Fields Super Bowl Sunday

People that don’t enjoy eight-hour pregame shows are invited to Golden Gate Fields Super Bowl Sunday for an eight-race program that begins at the special early post time of 11:15 a.m.
 
     Golden Gate Fields will open all gates at 9:30 a.m. and the card will be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., giving fans time to get home for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff of Super Bowl XLIX. 
 

Streamside Notches 11th Career Victory

     Streamside was back in a familiar place – the winner’s circle – Thursday after scoring a game decision in the $33,000 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.
    
     Streamside overhauled pacesetter Moonshine Bay a sixteenth of a mile from the finish and then held off Mr. Bowling and Fleet Eagle to win the six-furlong sprint for older horses by a nose in a thrilling finish.  Mr. Bowling took second by a half-length over Fleet Eagle.