Racing News

‘KING’ COMES THROUGH IN MLK DAY FEATURE

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – The appropriately named King Budrick made a late surge to win the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
Patiently handled by jockey Catalino Martinez, King Budrick waited behind cover to upper stretch, swung outside, and out-kicked Picasso’s Mandolin and Unbridled Candy to post an 8-1 upset in the entry-level event for 4-year-olds and up.
 

CLASSY SLIM SHADEY SHIPS IN, WINS SUNDAY FEATURE; MLK CARD INCLUDES $37K PICK 5 CARRYOVER; GOLDEN PICK 6 HIT FOR $82K

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Slim Shadey, an 8-year-old making his first start in California in almost two years, employed a strong kick to win the $31,682 optional claiming feature by three-quarters of a length Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

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.