Racing News

Baze Bounces Back With Five-Win Sunday

     Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, blanked on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, bounced back Sunday with a five-win afternoon.
 
     Baze wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as he captured the first race with stretch-runner Geno’s Bambino ($7.00).  Baze came right back to take the second race with Star Rocker ($3.00), and after finishing second with They Call Me Mr. P in the third, he won the fourth with Life Is a Stone ($7.60).
 

Longshot Maggie Moo Proves Uncatchable

Maddie Moo, the largest price on the tote board at odds of 14-1, led her five rivals from start to finish in the $36,585 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Friday afternoon.
 
Trained by Clifford DeLima and ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, Maddie Moo held off 6-5 favorite Rever de Vous and jockey Russell Baze to win the 5 1/2-furlong allowance dash for 
 
3-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length.  Dizzy Tizzy, ridden by Abel Cedillo, finished third.
 

Happybirthdaybaby Celebrates Another Win

Happybirthdaybaby celebrated her eighth career victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields after she held off 8-1 shot Sudden Sunday by a head in the $40,405 sprint feature for fillies and mares.
 
Happybirthdaybaby, who had posted a smart victory down the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in her previous outing, was the 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s six-furlong allowance race on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface.
 

Two Biggest Stakes Of Summer To Be Simulcast To Golden Gate Fields

The second weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ summer meeting will be highlighted by the simulcast of the two most important stakes of the summer – the Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Stakes and the Grade 1 $1 million Pacific Classic.
 
The Travers, a 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-olds known as the Mid-Summer Derby, will be run Saturday at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Haskell Invitational winner Bayern heads a field of 10 in the Travers, which will be televised live on NBC Sports Network at 2:45 p.m. 

Beast Of Bourbon Edges Tiz Dynamic On Golden Gate Fields Turf

     Beast of Bourbon and Tiz Dynamic, the two favorites, staged their own match race in the $31,000 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
 
     Beast of Bourbon broke on top and led Tiz Dynamic passing the grandstand the first time but then surrendered the lead to his rival on the backstretch.  Receiving a strong and heady ride by Juan Hernandez, Beast of Bourbon re-rallied down the stretch and got up in the late stages to prevail by a half-length in the one-mile allowance heat. 

Happybirthdaybaby Celebrates Another Win

     Happybirthdaybaby celebrated her eighth career victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields after she held off 8-1 shot Sudden Sunday by a head in the $40,405 sprint feature for fillies and mares.
 
     Happybirthdaybaby, who had posted a smart victory down the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in her previous outing, was the 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s six-furlong allowance race on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface.
 

2011 Cal Derby Champ Positive Response Looks To Bounce Back On Turf

     Positive Response, the 2011 California Derby champion and five-time stakes winner, will try to bounce back from a pair of dull efforts when he faces four rivals in the $31,000 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.  
 
     Post time for the second day of racing at the 19-day summer meeting is 1:45 p.m. and Positive Response will compete in the fourth race, a one-mile turf test for 3-year-olds and up.  Post time for the fourth race is 3:22 p.m.   
 

Baze Looks To Keep On Rolling When GGF Opens Summer Meeting Friday

     Jockey Russell Baze, who capitalized on a slew of live mounts to run away with the riding title at the Sonoma County Fair meeting in Santa Rosa, hopes to keep on rolling Friday when Golden Gate Fields opens its summer meeting.
 
     Baze rode two winners on last Sunday’s closing-day program at Santa Rosa to finish the 13-day meeting with 23 victories.  Thirty-five of Baze’s 71 mounts at Santa Rosa were favored in the wagering and Baze went 17-for-35 riding the public’s choice. 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO INTRODUCE GOLDEN PICK 6 AT SUMMER MEETING

    Golden Gate Fields will offer a new version of the pick six during its 19-day summer meeting that opens Friday, Aug. 15.
 
     For just 20 cents, fans can play the Golden Pick 6, a jackpot-style wager that will reward a patron with the entire pick six pool if he or she has the only ticket with all six winners in the pick six sequence.  
 

Post Time Schedule Set For Summer Meeting That Begins Friday, August 15

     Golden Gate Fields will open its 2014 Summer Meeting on Friday, Aug. 15. The 19-day season runs through Sunday, Sept. 14, and post time is 1:45 p.m. with the exception of Fridays in August, when first post is 3:45 p.m.
 
     There will be a special Monday racing card on Sept. 1 (Labor Day) and a special Wednesday racing program on Sept. 3 (closing day at Del Mar).  The racing/post time schedule for the Summer Meeting is listed below.