Racing News

Moonshine Bay Dominates In Sprint Feature

     The classy veteran Moonshine Bay led from start to finish in dominating five rivals in the $31,541 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
 
     Ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, Moonshine Bay immediately opened up a clear advantage and never let his opponents get within a length while running six furlongs in 1:10.70.  A Toast to You finished second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Moonshine Bay and a nose in front of Fly Boy Roy. 
 

Toruk Makto Takes Wide Route To Winner’s Circle

     Toruk Makto covered more real estate than his six rivals but still managed to pull off a gutsy victory in the $31,994 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
 
     Toruk Makto broke from post seven in the 1 1/16-mile race for older horses and was forced to race wide around both the club house turn and the far turn.  Once straightened away for the stretch drive, Toruk Makto outran his rivals to the wire to score by a head over Eagle Screams.

$100,000 Colt Gets Second Win At Golden Gate Fields

     Midnight Destiny, a Kentucky-bred colt who was purchased as yearling for $100,000, notched his second career victory Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Midnight Destiny came from a few lengths off the pace to win the featured one-mile allowance race for 3-year-olds by three-quarters of a length over Senna, who was disqualified from second and placed fourth for drifting out and interfering with Many Routes in midstretch.
 

Rush In Improves To 2-For-2 In 2015; Gonzalez Rides Three Winners

Rush In improved to 2-for-2 on the year when he got up in the last jump to win the $23,105 sprint feature by a nose Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
    Claimed out of his previous race for $12,500 by trainer Jeff Bonde, Rush In faced $25,000 claiming company Thursday and rallied down the stretch to nail 11-1 outsider El Rey Fernando on the wire.
 

Qiaona Ends Losing Streak With Smart Score

Qiaona earned her first win in more than 16 months when she came from off the pace to post a 1 1/2-length victory in the $34,325 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday. 
 
     Ridden by Juan Hernandez in the one-mile race for fillies and mares, Qiaona began her winning move on the far turn and reached the front in midstretch.  Qiaona held off Charlie’s Angel through the final furlong to notch her first win since Oct. 12, 2013, when she captured the California Distaff Handicap at Santa Anita.

Handicapper Played $9.60 Ticket To Win $363,424 In Golden Pick 6

The Bay Area man who hit the Golden Pick 6 for $363,424 Friday at Golden Gate Fields invested just $9.60 to make his big score.
    

20-Cent Golden Pick 6 Hit For $363,424 At Golden Gate Fields

The 20-cent Golden Pick 6 was hit for $363,424 Friday at Golden Gate Fields when only one ticket nailed all six winners in races two through seven.  
 

Racing Resumes At Golden Gate Fields Friday With $314,910 Carryover In Golden Pick 6

     Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Friday with a seven-race program that includes an impressive $314,910 carryover in the Golden Pick 6.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.
 

Victory In Lost In The Fog Stakes Highlights Four-Win Day For Amador

     A front-running victory aboard 3-2 favorite Marino’s Wild Cat in the $60,460 Lost in the Fog Stakes highlighted a four-victory afternoon for jockey Silvio Amador at Golden Gate Fields Monday.
 
     Marino’s Wild Cat sped to the lead soon after the start of the six-furlong sprint for older horses and set fractions of 22.78 and 45.17 while being tracked by come-backing Exit Stage Left, who entered the race undefeated in three starts – all stakes victories.
 

Well-Traveled Giant Sandman Will Make U.S. Debut Monday In Lost In The Fog Stakes

     Irish-bred Giant Sandman has raced in Norway, Sweden, England, Germany, France and Dubai.  Monday at Golden Gate Fields, the 8-year-old horse will make his U.S. debut in the $50,000-added Lost in the Fog Stakes.
 
     A six-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, the Lost in the Fog is the featured seventh race on a special Presidents’ Day racing program.  First post is 12:45 p.m., and the Lost in the Fog is scheduled to be run at approximately 3:45 p.m.