Racing News

Stakes Double-Header On Holiday Weekend Menu At Golden Gate Fields

The $50,000-added Golden Gate Debutante and Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Handicap will be featured this weekend at Golden Gate Fields.
    The holiday racing week gets started Thursday with a special Thanksgiving Day card that begins at 11:15 a.m.  The early post time allows for the eight-race program to be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., giving fans plenty of time to get home for the Thanksgiving feast and the big NFL game between the 49ers and Seahawks.


Online voting is now open for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award.  Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.  
Six nominees were selected by the Vox Populi Committee, and voters again have the option to write-in a racehorse of their choice. 

Mawing Among Finalists For George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Santa Anita Park has announced five finalists for the Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and Leslie Mawing, who is currently riding at Golden Gate Fields, is among the candidates for the prestigious award. 
     The winner will be announced on HRTV in February following a vote of jockeys nationwide.

Third Is Best Baze And Hollendorfer Can Do In Louisiana

     A third-place finish with Majestic Presence in the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes was the best jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer could muster at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, Saturday.

Baze, Hollendorfer Seek To Hit Jackpot Saturday In Louisiana

Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, the kings of Northern California horse racing, take their act on the road Saturday in hopes of hitting the jackpot in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.
     Baze and Hollendorfer will team up with the undefeated colt Prime Engine (2-for-2) in the Delta Jackpot, a 1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-olds that attracted an overflow field of 12 entrants.

Martin Barn Continues To Sizzle At Golden Gate Fields

Trainer John F. Martin continues to win races at a remarkable rate at Golden Gate Fields’ fall meeting.
     Martin entered Thursday’s program with a winning percentage of 43.7 and finished the afternoon with a success rate of 45.7 after scoring with two of his three starters.

Jockeys Baze, Frey Return To Races Thursday

     Jockeys Russell Baze and Kyle Frey will return to the races Thursday at Golden Gate Fields after missing last Sunday’s program due to injuries.
     Baze was sidelined by a lacerated left eyebrow and swollen left eyelid, the result of being head-butted by the 2-year-old Private Joke prior to Saturday’s sixth race.  Frey was unable to compete due to a sore right wrist, which he sustained when he landed hard after being unseated during morning workouts Sunday. 

Compromised Vision Results In Day Off For Leading Jockey Baze

     Leading jockey Russell Baze took off his mounts at Golden Gate Fields Sunday due to swelling in his left eyelid, which compromised his vision.  
     Baze sustained a laceration that required seven stitches in his left eyebrow Saturday when the 2-year-old Private Joke reared his head back and head-butted the Hall of Famer shortly after the post parade for the sixth race.

Outside Nashville Makes Victorious Return In Oakland Stakes

Outside Nashville, making his first start since March and competing for the first time since being gelded, charged from off the pace to score a four-length victory in the $55,070 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Dennis Carr, Outside Nashville won the six-furlong feature for 3-year-olds and up in a sizzling 1:08.62, just off the track record of 1:08.32.  

Streamside 5-2 Morning-Line Choice In Oakland Stakes

Streamside, winner of four straight six-furlong races, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $50,000-added Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
    A six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up, the Oakland is the featured seventh race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the Oakland is 3:46 p.m.