Racing News

Golden Pick 6 Pool Must Go On Closing Day At Golden Gate Fields

Golden Gate Fields concludes its summer meeting Sunday and that means the $21,644 carryover in the Golden Pick 6 must be paid out.  
 
     Post time for the 10-race finale is 1:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas cost just $1 each.  
 

Pepper Crown Wins Again On Golden Gate Fields Turf

Pepper Crown, the class of the field, charged down the middle of the Lakeside Turf Course to win the $42,980 Our Nautique allowance purse at Golden Gate Fields Friday.
 
     Pepper Crown scored a 46-1 shocker in the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on April 26 and a 

Bound For Eden Goes From Last To First

Bound for Eden and jockey Dennis Carr registered their second consecutive victory on the Golden Gate Fields turf course Thursday when they rallied from last to win the $38,570 allowance feature. 
 
     Bound for Eden outran Loveintheshadows through the final furlong to take the 1 1/16-mile contest for fillies and mares by 1 3/4 lengths.  Loveintheshadows held off Luscious Lonna by a neck for second.  
 

Final Week Of Summer Meeting Begins Thursday

     The final week of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ summer meeting gets started Thursday with a seven-race program.  Post time Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (closing day) is 1:45 p.m.
 
     The feature race on Thursday’s card is the second race, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares that attracted stakes-winners Luscious Lonna and Sing and Tell.  
 

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Extant Improves To 2-For-2 At Golden Gate Fields

The promising colt Extant, who came from off the pace to win his debut, proved he can also win in front-running fashion Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Extant rallied from fourth to win a 5 1/2-furlong maiden allowance race by 1 1/4 lengths on Aug. 17.  In Sunday’s 5 1/2-furlong allowance dash, Extant broke on top and never looked back, pouring it on down the stretch to win by 10 lengths. 
 

Jockey Pena Gets Long-Awaiting First Win

Jockey Brayan Pena, a 24-year-old native of Guatemala, got his long-awaited first victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when he urged My Game to a neck decision over Mojave Heat in the second race. 
 
     Pena’s initial win came six years after he rode his first race at Calder Race Course in Florida on Sept. 1, 2008.  Pena finished second that day and would ride in only seven more races in 2008.  Pena competed in just seven races in 2009 and didn’t ride any races from 2010 to 2012.

Baze Goes 5-For-6 At Golden Gate Fields

     Golden Gate Fields presented a rare Wednesday racing card and nobody enjoyed the midweek program more than Hall of Famer Russell Baze, who went 5-for-6.
 
     Golden Gate Fields raced Wednesday since it was closing day at Del Mar and the California tracks line up their schedules for simulcast purposes.  Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Friday when, in the Southland, Los Alamitos opens its 11-day fall meeting.
 

Pepper Crown Prevails By Head In Rolling Green

Pepper Crown, who scored a 46-1 shocker in the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on April 26, posted a 10-1 upset in the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Monday.
 
Ridden by Abel Cedillo, who was also aboard for the SF Mile victory, Pepper Crown came from just off the pace to win the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up by head over the hard-charging Salah Champ.  
 

Black Spirit 3-1 Favorite In Rolling Green Stakes

Black Spirit, perfect in three starts on the turf course at Golden Gate Fields, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in Monday’s $50,000-added Rolling Green Stakes. 
 
The Rolling Green, a 1 1/16-mile grass race for 3-year-olds and up, is the eighth event on a nine-race Labor Day program that begins at 1:45 p.m.  The Rolling Green will be run at approximately 5:15 p.m.