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NATIONAL RACING CLUB SWEEPSTAKES RAINBOW 6 JACKPOT
Starts Race 9, Monday Jan. 4th 2016
 
The National Racing Club Sweepstakes combines the rooting interest of National Racing Clubs with the exciting, fan friendly Rainbow 6 Jackpot wager guaranteed at $100,000!
 
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Starting on Monday Jan 4th and running for 6 weeks, the Rainbow 6 wager will be offered on the last 6 races of the Monday card.

JOCKEY CRISTOBAL HERRERA SUFFERS THIGH CONTUSIONS IN SPILL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Cristobal Herrera suffered contusions on his left and right thighs after being unseated in the eighth and final race Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Herrera’s mount, Monsajem Accrete, bore out on the first turn in the one-mile turf race. As Herrera fell, he was kicked by Monsajem Accrete. The 2-year-old colt was caught after the race. 
 

UNBEATEN CODE WARRIOR SHIPS SOUTH FOR G2 SANTA YNEZ

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015

MAL VERDE GETS THE GREEN IN SUNDAY FEATURE; PEDRO FLORES SUFFERS T1 VERTEBRAE CRACK IN SPILL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Mal Verde tagged Lucky Views in the shadow of the wire to win the $35,778 entry-level allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
After racing well off the pace in ninth under Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze through a half-mile in 49.68 seconds, Mal Verde commenced his rally on the far turn, shifted outside in upper stretch and reeled in Lucky Views to get up by a head. 
 

ALLABOUTACTION REBOUNDS WITH ALLOWANCE VICTORY

ALBANY, CALIF. – Allaboutaction, fourth as the 3-5 favorite in the Gold Rush, made amends with a 1 ¾-length entry-level allowance victory on opening day at Golden Gate Fields.
 

GOLDEN GATE’S TOTAL HANDLE RISES IN 2015

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields experienced a 3.08 percent year-over-year increase in total all-source handle in 2015 despite racing three fewer days.
 
The track handled $226.6 million on its own races over 149 race days between Dec. 24, 2014 and Dec. 13, 2015, up from $219.9 million over 152 race days between Dec. 26, 2013 and Dec. 14, 2014.
 
The average daily all-source handle on Golden Gate’s races rose 5.16 percent to $1,521,066 from $1,446,455.
 

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.