Racing News

Stalk The Wildcat 8-5 Favorite In Golden Nugget Stakes

     Stalk the Wildcat, who rallied from off the pace to break his maiden impressively for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on Oct. 18, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $50,000-added Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 

Sprinters Featured Saturday At Golden Gate Fields

     Sprinters will be featured Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when the track’s quickest fillies and mares meet in an allowance race and promising 2-year-olds compete in the $50,000-added Golden Nugget Stakes.
 
     Golden Gate Fields begins an abbreviated three-day racing week Friday with an eight-race card that will be followed by nine-race programs Saturday and Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day. 
 

Four Horsemen Double At Golden Gate Fields

The bartenders at Golden Gate Fields weren’t the only ones serving up doubles Sunday as jockeys Kyle Frey, Juan Hernandez and Ricardo Gonzalez all had riding doubles and conditioner Blaine Wright had a training double.
 
     Frey won the first race with Come On Deputy ($5.20) and the fourth with El Huerfano ($4.80).  
 
     Hernandez teamed up with Wright for victories with Bomb Site ($4.00) in the third race and Wildfire Kid ($4.80) in the seventh.  

All Gates Open At 9 a.m. Saturday For Breeders’ Cup Day 2 Simulcast

All gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 9 a.m. Saturday for the simulcast of Day 2 of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita.  First post at Santa Anita is 10:15 a.m., and post time for the first Breeders’ Cup race, the $2 million Juvenile Fillies, is 
12:05 p.m.  
 
     Golden Gate Fields will present a 10-race card and post time for the first local event is 
11:40 a.m.   
 

Early Post Time Friday For First Day Of Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts

In order to facilitate the simulcast of Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a special early post time of 12:05 p.m. for its nine-race card Friday.
 
     General admission and club house gates open at 10 a.m., the turf club at 11 a.m.  Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire 12-race program from Santa Anita, where first post is 11:25 a.m.  Post time for the first Breeders’ Cup race, the $1 million Juvenile Turf, is 2:25 p.m.

Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts Prompt Post Time Changes At Golden Gate Fields

     The simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita will be featured Friday and Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and the track has scheduled special early post times both days to accommodate the simulcasts.
 
     Post time for Friday’s nine-race card at Golden Gate Fields is 12:05 p.m.  First post at Santa Anita is 11:25 a.m. and post time for the first Breeders’ Cup race, the $1 million Juvenile Turf, is 2:25 p.m.
 

Baze Rides Four Winners; Trainer Martin Extends Winning Streak

Jockey Russell Baze rode four winners and trainer John F. Martin extended his winning streak to five races Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Baze, who had a four-bagger the previous Sunday, duplicated the feat by scoring with Marynetta ($9.40) in the second race, Chukchi Sunrise ($3.80) in the fourth, Tim’s Go Girl ($3.60) in the sixth, and Waltztothewindow ($8.00) in the eighth. 
 

Sharla Rae Posts Game Win In Pike Place Dancer Stakes

The promising filly Sharla Rae earned her second career stakes victory Saturday when she rallied between horses in midstretch and got up in time to defeat Wedding Blush by a neck in the $75,420 Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Scheduled to be run on the turf, the one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies was moved to Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface after early-morning rains dampened the Lakeside Turf Course.
 

Streamside Scores Fourth Straight Win

The 5-year-old gelding Streamside recorded his fourth straight victory Friday when he came from off the pace to capture the $36,349 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Streamside, ridden by Juan Hernandez, raced two to three lengths behind dueling leaders Tizaplayer and Coach Bob through a taxing half-mile in 44.62.  Streamside took dead aim at the speedsters turning into the stretch, gained command at the eighth pole and then held off Ourwestcoastghost to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
 

Days Off Don’t Cool Off Baze

A three-day break in racing didn’t cool off jockey Russell Baze, who followed up his four-bagger last Sunday with a riding triple Thursday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
     Baze won the last two races Sunday and began the new racing week by taking Thursday’s opener with St. Marley ($5.60).  Baze sat out the second and third races and then had his winning streak snapped when he finished fourth aboard Began Again in the fourth race.