Racing News

G. G. RYDER CARRIES TOP WEIGHT IN G3 BERKELEY HANDICAP

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – G. G. Ryder will attempt to sweep Northern California's graded stakes for older horses when he competes in the Grade 3, $100,000 Berkeley Handicap on Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The 1 1/16-mile Berkeley, Northern California’s final graded stakes of the year, will be contested on the Tapeta Footings main track. The Berkeley was carded as the sixth race with a scheduled post time of 3:14 p.m.
 

JERRY HOLLENDORFER CAPTURES THANKSGIVING OPENER, BECOMES THIRD TRAINER TO WIN 7,000 RACES

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Kiss N Scat romped home by 13 lengths in the Thanksgiving opener at Golden Gate Fields, giving her Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer his 7,000th victory. 
 
With the win, Hollendorfer becomes just the third trainer to reach that milestone. Only Dale Baird (9,445 wins, deceased) and Steve Asmussen (7,164 wins, still active) have won more races. 
 

CODE WARRIOR BACK FOR MORE IN GOLDEN GATE DEBUTANTE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015

ALBANY, CALIF. – Code Warrior, a recent stakes winner against males, will take on her own gender in the $50,000 Golden Gate Debutante on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. 

CHAMPION JOCKEY KIEREN FALLON TO MAKE FIRST GOLDEN GATE APPEARANCE THURSDAY

ALBANY, CALIF. – Kieren Fallon, a six-time champion jockey in Great Britain, will make his first appearance at Golden Gate Fields on Thursday when he competes in the first race.
 
A 50-year-old native of Crusheen, Ireland, Fallon will ride Chalking It Up (6-1) in the Thanksgiving opener, an optional claiming race for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on the main track. Post time for the first race is scheduled for 11:15 a.m.
 

SINGLE TICKET TAKES DOWN GOLDEN PICK 6 FOR $149K

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2015

HOLDTHISMISS MAKES LATE CHARGE TO BEAT STAND AND SALUTE IN FRIDAY FEATURE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Holdthismiss closed with a rush under Russell Baze to defeat stakes winner Stand and Salute by a neck in the $34,535 optional claiming feature Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
After racing well off the pace in fifth through far turn in the five-furlong turf dash, Holdthismiss made an inexorable charge down the center of the stretch to tag Stand and Salute in the final strides.
 

FREY RIDES THREE WINNERS ON THURSDAY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Kyle Frey moved into a tie for fourth in the Fall Meet jockey standings by winning three races Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Frey scored aboard Declared Innocents ($4.00) in race 1 and Sunday Pulpit ($3.60) in race 3. After winning with two favorites, Frey booted home an unfancied runner in the seventh and final race, prevailing with Cabbage ($22.20) in a blanket finish. 
 

AWESOME SILVER WINS SUNDAY FEATURE, GIVES BAZE RIDING TRIPLE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Awesome Silver wore down Prince Charmant in the stretch to win Sunday’s $35,415 allowance feature going six furlongs at Golden Gate Fields.