Racing News

GABRIEL CHARLES FACES LARGE FIELD IN G3 SAN FRANCISCO MILE; GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO PRESENT ALL-GRASS LATE PICK 4 WITH $150K GUARANTEE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Gabriel Charles, unraced since winning the 2015 Grade 1 Eddie Read, will face a large, competitive field when he makes his comeback in the Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The San Francisco Mile, a turf event for 3-year-olds and up, was carded as the eighth race on a 10-race card. It will serve as the second leg of the $150,000 Guaranteed All-Grass Late Pick 4. 
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT TO BEGIN AT $453K ON FRIDAY; TWO TICKETS CASH FOR $53K ON SUNDAY

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – The jackpot on the Golden Pick 6 will begin at $453,398.07 when racing resumes Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The jackpot – which has grown steadily over 33 consecutive race days – is paid only when there is one ticket with all six winners.
 
There were two winning tickets on Sunday’s Golden Pick 6, which returned $53,276.78. A total of $199,449 in new money was bet into the pool. 

OUTSIDE NASHVILLE TOP PREDATOR IN SATURDAY FEATURE; STABLEMATE SAHARA SKY FINISHES FIFTH

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Outside Nashville, winner of the Lost in the Fog Stakes in February, made a triumphant return to Northern California by capturing the $33,000 no-conditions allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

JOCKEY GONZALEZ A PERFECT 4-FOR-4 FRIDAY AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez was perfect Friday as he won with all four of his mounts at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Gonzalez prevailed in the opener aboard Senna ($4.80) before adding wins in race 4 with Anya Amasova ($3.80) and race 5 with Hotbob ($4.80). His race 7 mount, Excessive Tequila ($22), was second under the wire but was promoted to the victory after High Greeley was disqualified and placed fifth.
 

CENTRAL HEAT MAKES RETURN IN SUNDAY ALLOWANCE

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Two-time stakes winner Central Heat will make her first start in 8 ½ months on Sunday in a $37,000 no-conditions allowance at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The 1 1/8-mile turf event for fillies and mares attracted a field of five and was carded as the third race on the nine-race card.
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS INCREASES LATE PICK 4 GUARANTEES TO $100K ON WEEKENDS DURING TURF FESTIVAL

 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields is raising the guarantee on the Late Pick 4 to $100,000 for the remaining two weekends of the Turf Festival.  The announcement comes on the heels of a stellar opening weekend for the three week event.  
 

BAZE EXPECTED TO MISS 3-4 WEEKS AFTER BREAKING COLLARBONE

ALBANY, CALIF. – Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a broken collarbone, the rider’s agent, Ray Harris, reported Sunday. 
 
Baze was injured in the third race Saturday when his mount, Hewearsthefoxhat, broke down and fell approaching the finish line. The rider was diagnosed with a collarbone fracture at Highland Hospital in Oakland. He is expected to be released from the hospital later today, Harris said.