Racing News

Rock Me Baby Wins Albany Stakes; $117,228 Carryover Is Target On Sunday’s Closing-Day Program

     Rock Me Baby, making his first start since Oct. 4, rallied from last-to-first under veteran jockey Corey Nakatani to score a one-length victory in the $61,065 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
 
     Trained by Craig Dollase, Rock Me Baby won the five-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and up in 57.76 seconds and paid $6.00 as the second choice in the betting.  Streamside placed second by head over Serbian Syclone, who took third by a neck over 8-5 favorite Alert Bay.  

Closing Weekend Features Albany Stakes Saturday And Dollar Day Sunday

Golden Gate Fields wraps up its winter/spring meeting this weekend with the $50,000-added Albany Stakes on Saturday and a 10-race Dollar Day program on Sunday. 
 
     Post time both days is 12:45 p.m. and the first 1,500 fans attending the track Saturday with a paid admission will receive an American Pharoah Triple Crown poster.  General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m.; the Turf Club at 11 a.m.  
 

First 1,500 Fans At Golden Gate Fields Saturday Will Receive American Pharoah Poster

The first 1,500 fans attending Golden Gate Fields with a paid admission Saturday will receive a free American Pharoah Triple Crown poster.  General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m.; the Turf Club at 11 a.m.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. 
 

Alert Bay, Shudacudawudya Among 11 Entered In Albany Stakes

     Alert Bay, who won five straight stakes before heading to the sidelines last January, will make his return to the races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in the $50,000-added Albany Stakes.
 

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.