Racing News

Trainer Morey Wins Daily Double With Longshot And Favorite

     Trainer William J. Morey, Jr. used a longshot and heavy favorite to sweep the early Daily Double at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     Morey won the first race with Lil Angelina, who at 8-1 was the largest price on the tote board in a field of five fillies and mares.  Ridden by Jesus Velazquez, Lil Angelina led every step of the way in the one-mile turf race and paid $18.60.

Bleach Blonde Rallies From Last To First At Golden Gate Fields

     Bleach Blonde, racing six furlongs for the first time in more than three years, rallied from last to first to win the $40,992 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.  

     A 5-year-old mare trained by Lloyd Mason, Bleach Blonde blew by the leaders in the final furlong and scored by four lengths under jockey Alejandro Gomez.  Special Holiday took second by half-length over Lady of Fifty.

Lady of Fifty Returns To Races Saturday

     California Oaks winner Lady of Fifty will make her return to the races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she faces six opponents in the $34,000 allowance feature.

     Lady of Fifty won three straight stakes at Golden Gate Fields last winter, a hat trick that was completed with her 3 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 California Oaks on
Jan. 21.  

Shudacudawudya Edges Cardiffbythesea In Family Feud

     In horse racing’s version of The Family Feud, Shudacudawudya edged his promising stablemate, Cardiffbythesea, by a half-length in the $40,382 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Monday.

     Shudacudawudya and Cardiffbythesea are both trained by Lloyd Mason, who owns Cardiffbythesea and conditions Shudacudawudya for his son, Brett, a horse owner and farrier.  Brett’s Shudacudawudya handed Lloyd’s Cardiffbythesea his first lost as the 4-year-old gelding went into the race 3-for-3.

Live Sundays Runs Down Starboardlights In Sprint Feature

     Live Sundays, receiving a strong ride from jockey Alejandro Gomez,  ran down Starboardlights in the final strides to win the $37,700 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.  

     Live Sundays ran six furlongs in 1:10.95 while defeating Starboardlights by a half-length in the allowance dash for 3-year-olds and up.  King Kelly finished third.

Control Seeker Dominates On Golden Gate Fields Turf

     Control Seeker took command from pacesetter Photo Shopped entering the stretch and went on to score an impressive 3 1/4-length victory in the $35,281 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Control Seeker, ridden by Francisco Duran, won the 1 1/16-mile allowance race in 1:44.40 and paid $6.40 as the second betting choice in a field of six.  Duke of Doom, the 8-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/2 lengths over Where’s the Remote.

Holiday Weekend Of Racing Begins With Friday Happy Hour Card

     A holiday weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields begins Friday with a seven-race Happy Hour program that starts at 3:45 p.m. and features half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races.  College students presenting a valid student ID will receive free admission.

Hollendorfer Has Training Triple At Golden Gate Fields

     Jerry Hollendorfer increased his lead in the Golden Gate Fields trainer standings by sending out three winners Sunday.

     Hollendorfer won the second race with Rosemount Lad ($4.80), the seventh with Lovely Daughter ($5.20), and the eighth with Gotnaceupersleeve ($15.20).  “The Dorf” leads his colleagues with nine victories through six days of racing at the 17-day summer meeting.

Oh Molly Brannigan Back In Action At Golden Gate Fields

     Oh Molly Brannigan, runner-up in both the Golden Poppy and Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in the spring, will make her first start at the summer meeting Sunday when she faces older rivals in the $26,800 allowance feature.

     Post time Sunday is 1:15 p.m. and Golden Gate Fields is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.  The free summer concert series continues with The Department Of Rock performing on the Trackside Stage.

Couton Enjoys Another Multiple Win Day At Golden Gate Fields

     Jockey Julien Couton, picking up right where he left off last weekend, rode multiple winners Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Couton posted riding doubles last Saturday and Sunday but topped those performances by riding three straight winners Friday.  Couton scored his natural hat trick with a favorite and two longshots.