Racing News

Dizzy Tizzy Completes Hat Trick

      The 3-year-old filly Dizzy Tizzy recorded her third straight victory Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when she posted a front-running score in the featured sixth race.
     Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Dizzy Tizzy shook loose from fellow speedster Solo Ella at the top of the stretch and then held off When I’m Calling U and Moving Seas through the final furlong to win the six-furlong starter allowance race by 1 1/4 lengths.  

Marks Mine Tops Camilla Urso Stakes Entrants

     Marks Mine, a three-time stakes winner from the barn of veteran trainer Steve Specht, heads a field of eight fillies and mares entered in the $50,000-added Camilla Urso Stakes. 
     The six-furlong Camilla Urso will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and the feature is the seventh race on a nine-race program.  First post is 12:45 p.m.  The Camilla Urso will be run at approximately 3:45 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields Adds Alcatraz Stakes

     Golden Gate Fields racing secretary David Jerkens announced today that the $75,000-guaranteed Alcatraz Stakes has been added to the winter-spring meeting stakes schedule and that the $100,000 Campanile Stakes has been moved from May 31 to June 8.
     The Alcatraz is for 3-year-olds and will be run at one mile on the Lakeside Turf Course on Sunday, May 11.  Nominations for the race will close May 1.  

Hollendorfer Barn Has Three Winners At Golden Gate Fields While Boss Is Winning At Santa Anita

     Team members of the Jerry Hollendorfer racing stable sent out three winners at Golden Gate Fields Saturday while the boss was at Santa Anita winning the Grade 2 $251,250 San Carlos Stakes with Sahara Sky ($8.80).

Simulcast Of $750,000 Big ’Cap Featured Saturday

     Golden Gate Fields’ nine-race program Saturday will be bolstered by the simulcast of the Grade 1 $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
     The Big ’Cap highlights a tremendous 11-race card at Santa Anita that also features the Grade 2 $300,000 San Felipe Stakes, the Grade 2 $250,000 San Carlos Stakes, and the Grade 1 $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile.  

Diamond Stilettos Upsets 1-5 Favorite Cast In Silver

     Irish-bred Diamond Stilettos, making her second U.S. start, upset 1-5 favorite Cast in Silver in a one-mile allowance race for 3-year-old fillies Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Cast in Silver, who last weekend was one of the 23 individual betting interests in the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, had won her debut in very impressive fashion on Feb. 16 and was hammered down to 1-9 on the tote board during most of the betting Thursday.

Promising 3-Year-Olds In Action Thursday At Golden Gate Fields

     A pair of promising 3-year-olds, the filly Cast in Silver and the colt Grazen’s Hope, will be in action Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Cast in Silver, a Kentucky-bred daughter of City Zip, ran away to a 5 1/2-length victory when she made her career debut in a six-furlong maiden allowance race on     Feb. 16 at Golden Gate Fields.  The bay filly will try two turns Thursday when she faces five rivals in the fourth race, a one-mile allowance test.

Welcome Home Ryan Wins Match Race With Sandor

     Sandor and Welcome Home Ryan staged their own match race in the $24,000 feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday and it was a thriller.
    Welcome Home Ryan, ridden by Catalino Martinez, surged powerfully in the final strides to win the one-mile race for older horses by a neck over Sandor and jockey Russell Baze.  

Alvarado And Specht Click Twice At Golden Gate Fields

     Jockey Frank Alvarado and trainer Steve Specht, a potent jockey-trainer combo in Northern California for many years, clicked twice at Golden Gate Fields Saturday. 
     Alvarado and Specht scored with a pair of heavy favorites, taking the third race with 6-5 choice Alpine Gathering and the sixth with 1-2 choice Adriatic Son ($3.00).

Jockey Hernandez Records Riding Hat Trick

     Jockey Juan Hernandez, capitalizing on some live mounts, recorded a riding hat trick Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Hernandez won the second race with even-money favorite Pairodice Ridge ($4.00), the fourth race with 9-5 second choice Perfect Set ($5.60), and the eighth race with 3-2 favorite Mia Isabel ($5.00).