Racing News

Golden Gate Fields-Based Baze Led The Nation In Victories In 2014

Golden Gate Fields-based Russell Baze led the nation’s jockeys in victories in 2014 by riding 324 winners. 
 
    Baze, the winningest jockey in the world with 12,444 career victories, has topped the national standings in races won a record 13 times.  Pat Day, the retired Hall of Famer who led the nation in victories six times, ranks second to Baze in national titles for races won.
 

Bellasis Celebrates New Year’s Eve With A Double

Tim Bellasis celebrated New Year’s Eve with a training double at Golden Gate Fields Wednesday.
 
    Bellasis won the first race on the rare Wednesday program with She’s Movin Up, who rallied from last in a field of six to score by 1 1/2 lengths at odds of 11-1.  Ridden by Juan Sanchez in the five-furlong race for maiden fillies and mares, She’s Movin Up paid $24.40.
 

Carr Has Riding Hat Trick Sunday; Racing Resumes Wednesday

     Jockey Dennis Carr rode three winners Sunday at Golden Gate Fields and none were favored in the wagering.
 
     Carr won the first race with Bella Angelina, who returned $7.20 as the 5-2 third choice in the betting.  Carr took the fourth race Monsieur Power, who paid $15.00 after rambling to a four-length victory at odds of 6.50-1.
 

Fast And Foxy Is Just That In Sprint Feature

The 4-year-old filly Fast and Foxy lived up to her name Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she led from start to finish in the $34,499 allowance feature.
 
    Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Fast and Foxy cruised through an opening half-mile in 47.18 and then pulled away from her rivals in the stretch to win the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares by 
2 1/2 lengths in 1:10.57.
 

Golden Gate Fields-Based Runners Win Rich Stakes At Santa Anita

     Shared Belief and Alert Bay, two talented 3-year-olds based at Golden Gate Fields, both won rich stakes at Santa Anita Friday, opening day of the 2014-2015 winter/spring meetings at both Stronach Group racetracks. 
 

CALIFORNIA CHROME WINS 2014 SECRETARIAT ‘VOX POPULI’ AWARD

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 25, 2014) – California Chrome, the winner of both the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been selected to receive the 2014 Secretariat Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award. The award recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing.
 

Winter/Spring Meeting At Golden Gate Fields Begins Friday, December 26

The $200,000 El Camino Real Derby, Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep, headlines the stakes schedule for the 2014-2015 winter/spring meeting at Golden Gate Fields.  
 
     Golden Gate Fields kicks off its 98-day season Friday, Dec. 26, with a nine-race program that begins at the special early post time of 12:15 p.m.  Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields’ sister racetrack, also opens its winter-spring season Friday and first post at the Arcadia oval is noon. 
 

Look Quickly Wins By A Nostril On Closing Day

     Look Quickly got her nose in front of speedster Marks Mine in the final stride to win the closing-day feature of the fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
 
     Ridden by Russell Baze, Look Quickly hung a very tough loss on Marks Mine, who led from the start and battled gamely to the wire under jockey Frank Alvarado.  
 

Fall Meeting Concludes Sunday With Dollar Day Card

     Golden Gate Fields will conclude its 35-day fall meeting Sunday with a 10-race program.  Post time is 12:15 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas cost just $1 each.
 
     The main event on closing-day is the third race, a six-furlong allowance dash for fillies and mares for that attracted a very strong field of six.  The lineup includes multiple stakes-winners City by the Bay, Delta Flower, Look Quickly and Marks Mine.
 

A Toast to You Makes Winning Toast At Golden Gate Fields

A Toast to You had his backers toasting a victory after he posted a 7-1 upset in the $37,906 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Friday.
 
     Coming from several lengths off the pace, A Toast to You outfinished Administer and Grazen’s Hope in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by a length under jockey Juan Hernandez.  Administer, ridden by Russell Baze, took the place by a neck over Grazen’s Hope and jockey Dennis Carr.