Racing News

OUTSIDE NASHVILLE TOP PREDATOR IN SATURDAY FEATURE; STABLEMATE SAHARA SKY FINISHES FIFTH

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Outside Nashville, winner of the Lost in the Fog Stakes in February, made a triumphant return to Northern California by capturing the $33,000 no-conditions allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

JOCKEY GONZALEZ A PERFECT 4-FOR-4 FRIDAY AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez was perfect Friday as he won with all four of his mounts at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Gonzalez prevailed in the opener aboard Senna ($4.80) before adding wins in race 4 with Anya Amasova ($3.80) and race 5 with Hotbob ($4.80). His race 7 mount, Excessive Tequila ($22), was second under the wire but was promoted to the victory after High Greeley was disqualified and placed fifth.
 

CENTRAL HEAT MAKES RETURN IN SUNDAY ALLOWANCE

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Two-time stakes winner Central Heat will make her first start in 8 ½ months on Sunday in a $37,000 no-conditions allowance at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The 1 1/8-mile turf event for fillies and mares attracted a field of five and was carded as the third race on the nine-race card.
 

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS INCREASES LATE PICK 4 GUARANTEES TO $100K ON WEEKENDS DURING TURF FESTIVAL

 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields is raising the guarantee on the Late Pick 4 to $100,000 for the remaining two weekends of the Turf Festival.  The announcement comes on the heels of a stellar opening weekend for the three week event.  
 

BAZE EXPECTED TO MISS 3-4 WEEKS AFTER BREAKING COLLARBONE

ALBANY, CALIF. – Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze is expected to miss the next 3-4 weeks with a broken collarbone, the rider’s agent, Ray Harris, reported Sunday. 
 
Baze was injured in the third race Saturday when his mount, Hewearsthefoxhat, broke down and fell approaching the finish line. The rider was diagnosed with a collarbone fracture at Highland Hospital in Oakland. He is expected to be released from the hospital later today, Harris said. 
 

GOLDEN PICK 6 JACKPOT NOW AT $261K; LATE PICK 4 POOL GUARANTEED AT $75K TOMORROW

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – The jackpot on the Golden Pick 6 will begin at $261,958.47 Saturday after steadily building over 27 race days.
 
The Golden Pick 6 is a jackpot-style wager that pays out the entire pool only when there is a unique ticket with all six winners. Race 4, set for 3:45 p.m., will serve as the first race of the Golden Pick 6. 
 

TRAINER MARTIN GOES 3-FOR-3 THURSDAY; BAZE POSTS RIDING TRIPLE

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Trainer John Martin finds himself tied atop the trainer standings at Golden Gate Fields after winning with all three of his Thursday starters.
 
Martin captured race 1 with You Sleep On That ($5.60), race 3 with Annisquam ($3.60) and race 4 with Aventador ($3.40). He and Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer have won 36 races apiece through the first 63 days of the 97-day Winter/Spring Meet.
 

‘QUIGLEY’S CORNER’ COMES NORTH ON WEEKENDS DURING TURF FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will become the temporary home of Quigley’s Corner on weekends during its inaugural Turf Festival.