Racing News

GOLDEN GATE TO CELEBRATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY DURING WINTER/SPRING MEET

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will celebrate its 75th anniversary during its upcoming 2015-16 Winter/Spring Meet, which will run for 96 days from Dec. 26 through June 12.
 

MARTIN, BAZE WIN GOLDEN GATE FALL MEET TITLES

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – John Martin narrowly defeated Jerry Hollendorfer to win the 2015 Golden Gate Fields Fall Meet training title, while Russell Baze continued his dominance as the track’s leading jockey.
 
Martin took a three-race lead going into closing day and held on to win 19-18 after Hollendorfer captured two races. Hollendorfer nearly earned a share of the title as his Atta’ Boy Woody finished a closing second in the ninth and final race. 

CIRCLING CARRIES COOLMORE COLORS TO VICTORY IN MISS AMERICA

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Circling closed stoutly into a slow pace to pick up her first stakes victory in the $56,330 Miss America, the closing day feature at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Seventh behind cover through sluggish fractions of 25.26, 50.65 and 1:15.00, Circling was angled outside by jockey Kyle Frey at the top of the stretch and made inexorable charge to the front to defeat Journey On by a half-length. 
 

STAR STUDENT ADDS ANOTHER WIN IN SATURDAY FEAUTURE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Star Student followed up on his recent Oakland Stakes victory with a one-length triumph in the $34,107 no-conditions allowance feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

EMOTIONAL KITTEN HEADS BIG FIELD IN MISS AMERICA

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Emotional Kitten heads a full field of 12 fillies and mares entered in the $50,000 Miss America, the featured race on Sunday, closing day for the Golden Gate Fields fall meet.
 

GOLDEN GATE TO PRESENT PICK 5 WITH $35K CARRYOVER FRIDAY

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015 
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – A Pick 5 carryover of $35,028.97 tops a list of three carryovers going into Friday’s card at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The Pick 5 will span races 1-5. Post time for the opener is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. The Pick 5 features a low 15 percent takeout.
 
There also are carryovers of $5,288.82 in the Super High 5 and $1,796.96 in the Golden Pick 6. 
 

TRIBAL DUDE WINS SUNDAY FEATURE IN FOUR-WAY PHOTO

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Tribal Dude handled a rise in class with aplomb, narrowly prevailing in a thrilling four-way photo finish in the $34,863 entry-level allowance feature Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

EL CAMINO REAL DERBY TOPS WINTER/SPRING STAKES SCHEDULE

ALBANY, CALIF. – The 35th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby heads a list of 12 stakes worth $1.025 million that will be conducted during Golden Gate Fields’ 2015-16 Winter/Spring Meet.
 
The 1 1/8-mile El Camino Real Derby, Northern California’s premier prep race for the Triple Crown series, is scheduled for February 13. Its list of previous winners includes luminaries such as Tank’s Prospect, Snow Chief, Ruhlman, Sea Cadet, Casual Lies, Tabasco Cat, Cavonnier, and Event of the Year. 

‘MANA’ STRIKES AT 10-1 IN GOLD RUSH

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Mana Strike employed a strong turn of foot to spring a 10-1 upset in the $75,105 Gold Rush for 2-year-olds on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 CARRYOVER GROWS TO $33K

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – The Golden Pick 6 carryover now stands at $33,838.51 going into the final six race days for the Golden Gate Fields Fall Meet.
 
After the wager was hit for $149,231.76 on Nov. 21, the carryover has steadily grown over the past seven race days. It took 10 days for the carryover to exceed $30,000 ($32,863 following the Nov. 6 card) at the start of the meet.