Racing News

Super Sunday Racing Card Begins At 11:15 A.M.

     Golden Gate Fields, in a nod to the Super Bowl, has scheduled a special post time of 11:15 a.m. Sunday.  All gates open at 9:30 a.m.  
 
     The early starting time will result in the eight-race program being completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., 45 minutes prior to kickoff for Super Bowl XLVIII.  
 

Baze Goes 6-For-7 At Golden Gate Fields

     Jockey Russell Baze, showing why he’s a member of thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame, rode six winners Friday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Baze scored his victories with Iron Joe T ($7.00) in the first race, Uzziel ($7.40) in the featured third, Spanishsugarrr ($6.20) in the fifth, Relentless Warrior ($7.60) in the sixth, Barrel Knot ($7.60) in the seventh, and Bomb Site ($5.40) in the eighth.  Amazingly, Bomb Site was the only horse favored in the betting. 
 

Talented 3-Year-Old Fillies Match Strides Friday

     A  talented group of 3-year-old fillies will match strides Friday at Golden Gate Fields in the featured third race, a six-furlong allowance dash that has a purse of $30,000.
 
     Five fillies are entered in the race and every runner – with the exception of Toomuchisnotenough, who is undefeated in three starts – has competed in stakes events. 
 

Early Racing Card At Golden Gate Fields Super Sunday

Golden Gate Fields will give football fans an alternative to multi-hour pre-game shows when it presents an eight-race program Sunday that begins at 11:15 a.m.
 
     All gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the racing card will be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., 45 minutes prior to kickoff for Super Bowl XLVIII.  General parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas will cost just $1 Sunday. 
 

Grazen’s Hope Improves To 2-for-2

     Grazen’s Hope, who scored a 24-1 upset in his career debut, won his second start Sunday at Golden Gate Fields as a strong favorite.
 
     Grazen’s Hope paid $51.20 after he led from start to finish in a six-furlong maiden allowance race on Dec. 28.  Sent off at odds of 7-5 in Sunday’s one-mile allowance test for 3-year-olds, Grazen’s Hope returned $4.80 after defeating Terrys Tom Cat by 
1 3/4 lengths.
 

Beast Of Bourbon Hits Hard At Golden Gate Fields

     Beast of Bourbon poured it on in the final furlong of Saturday’s $31,105 feature race at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Beast of Bourbon came from off the pace to win the
1 1/16-mile allowance test for older horses by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:44.51.  Code of Conduct took second by three-quarters of a length over Little Jerry.
 

Specht And Alvarado Take Road Trip To Santa Anita For Sunshine Millions California Cup Day

Steve Specht and Frank Alvarado, a potent trainer-jockey combination in Northern California for many years, take their act on the road Saturday to compete in the Sunshine Millions California Cup Day program at Santa Anita. 
 
     Alvarado will ride the following Specht-trained runners: Marks Mine (9-2 on the morning line) in the $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint; Alasharchy (6-1) in the $200,000 California Cup Oaks; and Unusual Meeting (20-1) in the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic.

Summer Hit Heads Bay Area Contingent Set To Compete In California Cup At Santa Anita

     Summer Hit, winner of the Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap and Grade 3 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields last year, heads the Bay Area contingent of horses competing in the Sunshine Millions California Cup Day program at Santa Anita Saturday.
 
     Golden Gate Fields will simulcast all the action from Santa Anita, where first post is noon.  Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race card of its own and post time is 
12:45 p.m.
 

Red Outlaw Ships In For Win

     Red Outlaw shipped into Golden Gate Fields from Santa Anita and enjoyed a successful road trip, winning the $38,220 feature race on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 
 
     Red Outlaw, trained by Peter Miller and ridden by Russell Baze scored a front-running victory in the six-furlong allowance race for 3-year-olds, defeating Preacher Roe by 2 1/4 lengths.  Pheisty Kid finished third.
 

Champion 2-Year-Olds Of 2013 Made Debuts In Bay Area

     She’s a Tiger and Shared Belief, who won Eclipse Awards Saturday night as the nation’s top 2-year-olds of 2013, both made their career debuts in Northern California.
 
     She’s a Tiger, trained by Pleasanton native Jeff Bonde, made a spectacular first impression at the Alameda County Fair on June 22 when she rambled to a nine-length victory in a five-furlong maiden allowance race.