Racing News

Hernandez Makes It Back-To-Back Riding Triples

     Jockey Juan Hernandez, a winner of three races last Sunday, picked up where he left off by riding three more winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Hernandez took the first race aboard Capo ($9.00), the third race with Charlie Company ($5.40), and the fifth with Jerry’s Fever ($5.80).  Charlie Company was the lone favorite among the Hernandez winners.
 

Final Week Of Fall Meeting To Include A 10-Race Card On Saturday

     The final week of action at Golden Gate Fields’ fall meeting will feature eight-race cards Thursday and Friday, a 10-race program Saturday, and a nine-race finale Sunday.
 
     The track has scheduled a special early post time of 12:15 p.m. for Saturday’s expanded card.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
 

Moonshine Bay Dominates In Sprint Feature

     Moonshine Bay, the lone speed horse in a talented but compact field of five, dominated in the $44,200 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
 
     Moonshine Bay broke alertly under Dennis Carr and cruised to a clear lead, which he maintained through an opening quarter of a mile in 23.20 and a half-mile in 45.90.  With plenty left for the stretch run, Moonshine Bay easily held off Administer to win the six-furlong allowance race by 1 3/4 lengths in an impressive 1:09.51.
 

Exit Stage Left Improves To 2-For-2 With Win In Gold Rush Stakes

     Exit Stage Left earned his second stakes victory in as many starts when he came from just off the pace to capture the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     A game winner of the six-furlong Golden Nugget Stakes on Nov. 9, Exit Stage Left defeated Argyle Cut by one length in the one-mile Gold Rush.  Exit Stage Left was timed in 1:38.53 and paid $3.20 as the heavy 2-5 favorite in a field of five.
  

Exit Stage Left 7-5 Favorite In Gold Rush Stakes

     Exit Stage Left, a colt that captured the Golden Nugget Stakes in his career debut on Nov. 9, is the 7-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     The Gold Rush, a one-mile event for 2-year-olds, is the third race on a nine-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the Gold Rush is 1:45 p.m.
 

10-Year-Old Stormy Surge Notches Second Win In Two Weeks

     Stormy Surge, a 10-year-old gelding from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, scored his second victory in two weeks when he outran his rivals down the stretch to win the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.
 

Exit Stage Left Heads Cast Of Six In Gold Rush Stakes

     Exit Stage Left and Unusual Americaine, who ran one-two in a photo finish in the Golden Nugget Stakes on Nov. 9, are among the six 2-year-olds entered in the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes.
 
     The Gold Rush, a one-mile race on Tapeta, will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.  The stakes serves as a steppingstone to the $100,000 California Derby, which will contested on Jan. 18. 
 

Hernandez Completes Successful Holiday Weekend With Four-Bagger

     Jockey Juan Hernandez, who won a pair of races Saturday, wrapped up a successful holiday weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields by riding four winners Sunday.
 
     Hernandez won the first race with Mark a Star ($8.40), the fourth with Love Mobile ($26.20), the sixth with God Of War ($6.60), and the eighth with Anya Amasova ($15.20).  God of War was the only horse favored in the betting.
 

Look Quickly Stays Perfect With Win In Golden Gate Debutante

     Look Quickly kept her record perfect Saturday when she rambled to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $58,700 Golden Gate Debutante at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Look Quickly found herself on the lead with Rever de Vous after the expected pacesetter, Sergeant O’Rourke, got off to a slow start.  Look Quickly took command from Rever de Vous at the top of the stretch and went on to collect her fourth win in as many starts.
 

Summer Hit Humbles Foes In Berkeley Handicap

     Summer Hit earned his second Grade 3 stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields this year when he steamrolled four rivals in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap Friday. 
 
     Summer Hit led from start to finish in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up and crossed the wire six lengths in front of runner-up Majestic City.  Fire With Fire finished third, a neck behind Majestic City.