Racing News

Our Little Hen Stays Perfect On Tapeta

Our Little Hen continued her dominance on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface Thursday with an authoritative victory in the $30,845 allowance feature.
     A 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes, Our Little Hen improved to 4-for-4 on Tapeta when she led from start to finish in the one-mile race for fillies and mares.  

Golden Gate Fields Will Offer Advance Wagering On $29 Million Dubai Card; California Chrome Runs In $10 Million World Cup

     Golden Gate Fields will offer advance wagering Friday on the $29 million Dubai World Cup card, which features 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome competing in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

Hypnatique Wins Sprint By A Nose

Hypnatique surged between horses in deep stretch and got up to win the $33,690 sprint feature by a nose over Fighting On at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
     Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Hypnatique gamely rallied between pacesetter Elmonte Cristo and Convoy at the sixteenth pole and continued on strongly to the wire to just hold off the hard-charging Fighting On.

Alvarado And McCanna Go Back-To-Back

     Veteran jockey Frank Alvarado and veteran trainer Tim McCanna teamed up to win back-to-back races at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Scoring with horses that were bet down to 4-5 favoritism, Alvarado and McCanna won the second race with Dr Williams ($3.60) and the third with Ekatitude ($3.80).  It was the second win in a row for Dr Williams, a 5-year-old gelding owned by Krystle Rowley, and a maiden-breaking victory for Ekatitude, a 3-year-old filly who races for Russell and Lois Bennett.

El Camino Real Derby Champ Metaboss 4-1 In Spiral Stakes

Metaboss, who captured the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields at odds of 6-1, is 4-1 on the morning line in Saturday’s $550,000 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky.
     A 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep, the Spiral will be run on Turfway’s synthetic Polytrack surface.  The 1 1/8-mile El Camino Real Derby was run on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta surface and Metaboss charged from eighth in a field of 10 to score by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Alex Solis.

Up The Alley Prevails In Five-Horse Photo Finish

     Five fillies and mares left the starting gate in unison in the one-mile fourth race Thursday at Golden Gate Fields and five fillies and mares hit the wire together in a thrilling blanket finish.
    The photo finish camera revealed that Up the Alley won the $10,000 claiming race by a nose over 14-1 Contessa B., who took second by nose over 4-5 favorite Beautranda.  Beautranda placed third by a neck over Daugava, who took fourth by a nose over Irenes Jackpot.

$96,434 Carryover In Golden Pick 6 Thursday At Golden Gate Fields

     Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Thursday with a seven-race program that features a $96,434 carryover in the Golden Pick 6.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Marino’s Wild Cat Proves Uncatchable At Golden Gate Fields

The speedy Marino’s Wild Cat followed up his victory in the six-furlong Lost in the Fog Stakes with a front-running score in Sunday’s one-mile allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields. 
     Marino’s Wild Cat toted 123 pounds when he won the Lost in the Fog by 1 3/4 lengths under journeyman jockey Silvio Amador on Feb. 16.  With apprentice David C. Lopez on his back Sunday, Marino’s Wild Cat carried just 111 pounds and the light impost likely helped the 

Living The Life Scores Decisive Win In Camilla Urso Stakes

Living The Life, making her first start since finishing last in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, scored an impressive come-from-behind victory in the $55,660 Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

Sudden Sunday Gets Back In Winner’s Circle

     Sudden Sunday broke out of a 10-race losing streak Friday when she outran a host of rivals down the stretch to win the $35,648 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
     Giving jockey Kyle Frey his second consecutive win on the card, Sudden Sunday captured the six-furlong allowance race for fillies and mares by a neck over Two Pump, who took second by a half-length over Frisco Fog.   Frisco Fog placed third by a neck over 6-5 favorite Tim’s Go Girl in the crowded finish.