Racing News

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.

Tim’s Go Girl Favored In Sprint Feature

Tim’s Go Girl has been victorious in four of her last six races and she finished second in the two races she didn’t win.  Not surprisingly, the 4-year-old filly is the 8-5 morning line favorite in Friday’s $29,000 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
    Tim’s Go Girl has six opponents in the six-furlong allowance race for fillies and mares, including I Think So, a 5-year-old mare who has won multiple stakes at Hastings Park in Canada. 

Fast Fillies And Mares Featured This Week At Golden Gate Fields

     Speedy fillies and mares will be showcased this week at Golden Gate Fields. 
     Friday’s card is highlighted by a six-furlong allowance race for distaffers that attracted a field of seven, including multiple stakes-winner I Think So.  The fourth event on a seven-race program, the sprint carries a $29,000 purse and will be run at approximately 2:15 p.m.

Sheila’s Footsteps Gets First Victory In United States

Sheila’s Footsteps earned his first U.S. victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he rallied from last in a field of eight to take the $30,555 allowance feature in decisive fashion.
     Bred in Great Britain, Sheila’s Footsteps went 1-for-4 in his homeland as a 2-year-old and then went winless in four starts as a 3-year-old while racing in the U.S.  After finishing third in his 4-year-old debut on Jan. 24, Sheila’s Footsteps ended his victory drought with a powerful stretch kick Sunday.

Victory Aboard Impressive Maiden Winner Kentuckian Caps Five-Win Day For Baze

Jockey Russell Baze rode five winners Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, including the very impressive maiden winner Kentuckian, who won the six-furlong ninth race by 11 lengths in a sizzling 1:08.96. 
     Earlier in the card, Baze won the opener with Lucky to Stay Home ($3.40), the fifth race with Step On the Gas ($7.00), the sixth with Here Comes the Sun ($4.80), and the seventh with Handfull ($3.00).