Racing News

Back Injury Will Sideline Apprentice Lopez Four To Six Weeks

Apprentice jockey David C. Lopez, fourth in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings with 70 victories at the winter/spring meeting, will be sidelined four to six weeks due to fractures in his lower back, track physician Dr. David Seftel reported Sunday morning.

Apprentice Lopez Bruised In Fall

     Apprentice David C. Lopez sustained bruising to his left lower back and right ankle after tumbling off his mount Redneck Girl shortly after the start of the 10th and final race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Lopez was dislodged from Redneck Girl when she ducked in sharply a few strides into the six-furlong race for maiden fillies and mares.  Lopez was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland for precautionary X-rays.

Golden Gate Fields Opening Early Saturday For Belmont Simulcasts

     Golden Gate Fields will open all gates at 9 a.m. Saturday to accommodate fans who want to play the early races – via simulcast – on the Belmont Stakes Day card at Belmont Park in New York.  

Belmont Betting Begins Friday At Golden Gate Fields

     Betting on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes begins Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Golden Gate Fields will offer advance wagering on the Belmont Stakes during its live card Friday afternoon (post time is 1:15 p.m.) and also during the morning and evening simulcast programs.  General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m.

Ten-Race Card, Belmont Stakes Simulcast Saturday At Golden Gate Fields

     Golden Gate Fields will present a 10-race local card and simulcast almost all of the Belmont Stakes Day program from Belmont Park in New York Saturday. 
     All gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 9 a.m. and post time for the first simulcast from Belmont Park (race two) is 9:07 a.m.  The first race at Golden Gate Fields will be run at 11:45 a.m.

Duke Of Doom Lowers The Boom In Turf Feature

Duke of Doom charged from fifth in a field of six to score a convincing 2 1/4-length victory in the $20,105 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
     Ridden by Russell Baze, Duke of Doom ran one mile on a firm Lakeside Turf Course in 1:37.03 while earning his first victory in six starts this year.  Why Not Be Perfect, with Anne Sanguinetti aboard, took second by a nose over Funny How and jockey Juan Hernandez. 

Alvarado Sustains Bruising, Minor Concussion In Spill

Veteran jockey Frank Alvarado bruised his neck and back and suffered a minor concussion in a spill at Golden Gate Fields Saturday. 
     Alvarado sustained the injuries in the seventh race, a one-mile turf event, when his mount, Ekatitude, jumped a shadow on the backstretch and then tried to hurdle the inside rail.  Ekatitude unseated Alvarado with her erratic actions.

Apprentice Wins Lopez Family Riding Battle At Golden Gate Fields

Apprentice David C. Lopez won the “Lopez Family Riding Battle” at Golden Gate Fields Friday when he finished a clear second in the sixth race aboard The Alameda Kid while his older brother Erick Lopez took third aboard High Greely and their father Charles “C. C.” Lopez finished fourth with Time to Glow.

Lopez Family Reunion Scheduled For Sixth Race Friday At Golden Gate Fields

The sixth race at Golden Gate Fields Friday will serve as a Lopez Family Reunion as father Charles (more commonly known as C. C.) will ride against sons David and Erick in the one mile contest for 3-year-olds and up.  

G. G. Ryder Posts Second Straight Stakes Score At Golden Gate Fields

     Showing his versatility, G. G. Ryder followed up his victory on turf in the 
Grade 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile with a score on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface Monday in the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes.