Racing News

ANYTHINGSCOOKIN LOOKS GOOD IN SUNDAY FEATURE

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016

BLUE TONE, DESORMEAUX TAKE ON FULL FIELD IN G3 ALL AMERICAN

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Blue Tone will make his long-waited return to an all-weather surface when he faces a full field in the Grade 3, $100,000 All American for 3-year-olds and up on Monday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The one-mile All American was carded as the sixth race on the nine-race Memorial Day card. 
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER NOW EXCEEDS $1 MILLION

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – The jackpot carryover on the Golden Pick 6 reached the $1 million milestone Friday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
It took 50 race days for the figure to surpass $1 million. The Golden Pick 6 currently has the largest jackpot of any wager in North American horse racing.
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER JUST SHY OF $1 MILLION GOING INTO FRIDAY CARD

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

ALBANY, CALIF. – The Golden Pick 6 jackpot carryover has nearly reached seven figures as $998,535.55 will be up for grabs when racing continues Friday.
 
Tickets with six winners on Thursday were worth $312.94 for a 20-cent bet. The jackpot is paid only when there is a single ticket with all six winners. 
 
Friday’s Golden Pick 6 sequence will begin with race 2, which is scheduled for 2:20 p.m.

Derby Day Fundraiser Produces More Than $40,000 for Disabled Jockeys

ELKTON, Md. – A Kentucky Derby Day silent auction fundraising campaign held on May 7 at tracks and racing venues across the U.S. raised more than $40,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The auction was a collaborative effort by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA), PDJF, JockeyTalk360, and the Jockeys’ Guild.
 

ELEGANT BEL BATTLES BRAVELY IN FRIDAY FEATURE; PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER JUST SHY OF $900K

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Elegant Bel – making her second start off a layoff – took a clear lead and dug in late to beat Dreamarcher and Bottle Blonde in the $29,399 optional claiming feature Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Guided by jockey Frank Alvarado, Elegant Bel set modest fractions of 25.06 and 48.85 seconds before staving off a pair of challenges to prevail by a neck. Dreamarcher edged Bottle Blonde by a neck for second.
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO DONATE 4.88 ACRES FOR BAY TRAIL

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
 
Golden Gate Fields, the preeminent horse racing venue in Albany, has donated a 4.88-acre easement of prime waterfront property to the East Bay Regional Park District.  The donated property, which runs through the cities of Berkeley and Albany, will provide a key link to the existing San Francisco Bay Trail, giving the public easy, safe and secure access to the current trail.