Racing News

HOLLENDORFER HAS THREE FOR CAMILLA URSO

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will send out half of the expected starters in the $50,000 Camilla Urso on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
The six-furlong Camilla Urso for fillies and mares was carded as the seventh race and is scheduled for 3:55 p.m. The race attracted seven entries, but Amaranth, the 5-2 morning-line favorite, is expected to run in the Grade 3 Las Flores on Sunday at Santa Anita. 
 

JOCKEY SHAWN SPIKES WINS FIRST RACE

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Shawn Spikes won his first race Sunday when he guided Game Seeker to a victory in race 1 at Golden Gate Fields. 
 

PRECIOUS TIME REPEATS IN SATURDAY FEATURE

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Precious Time picked up her second allowance win in as many starts by overhauling Implicated and holding off Estellara to win the $32,571 entry-level feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

WILLIAM MAHORNEY, FORMER TOP RIDER AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, PASSES AWAY AT 75

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – William Mahorney, the leading rider at Golden Gate Fields in 1975, died Thursday after contracting pneumonia. He was 75.
 
Mahorney was born Oct. 22, 1940 in Washington, D.C. He was introduced to horse racing by his father, James Mahorney, who was a bookmaker. 
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO BROADCAST IN HD BEGINNING MARCH 17

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on March 17 will begin to broadcast its races using high-definition cameras and video, The Stronach Group has announced. 
 

SAILOR’S SERENADE, UNUSUALLY GREEN WIN SUNDAY CO-FEATURES

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Sailor’s Serenade and Unusually Green wrapped up the racing week by winning separate entry-level allowances that served as the final two races on Golden Gate Fields’ Sunday card.
 

TOUCHED BY AUTISM PREVAILS IN THREE-WAY THRILLER

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Touched by Autism surged between horses to win a $34,191 optional claimer for 3-year-olds by a head Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

DOCS LEGACY WINS SUNDAY FEATURE, GIVES MARTINEZ RIDING TRIPLE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Docs Legacy employed his patented stretch run to win the $30,965 Sunday optional claiming feature, one of three wins on the program for jockey Catalino Martinez.
 

BAZE, LEDEZMA POST DOUBLES SATURDAY AT GOLDEN GATE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Sergio Ledezma won two races apiece Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Baze, who won four races on Thursday and one on Friday, added to his dominant lead in the Winter/Spring Meet rider standings by taking race 6 aboard Mal Verde ($5.60) and race 7 aboard Cnotesatisfaction ($7.40).
 

BAZE WINS FOUR THURSDAY AT GOLDEN GATE; FREY POSTS DOUBLE IN COMEBACK

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockeys Russell Baze and Kyle Frey combined to win six of the seven races Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, with Baze sweeping races 2-5 and Frey bookending the card with victories in races 1 and 7.
 
Frey began the day by prevailing aboard No Ez Money ($3.80) in the opener. It was Frey’s first mount back following a spill in Saturday’s fifth race.