Racing News

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.

G. G. Ryder Scores Another Win On Tapeta

    Due to overnight rains, the $42,265 feature race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday was moved from the turf course to the track’s synthetic Tapeta racing surface, and that was just fine with the 3-year-old colt G. G. Ryder.

Streaking Streamside Among Nine In Oakland Stakes

     The 5-year-old gelding Streamside will seek his fifth straight victory Saturday when he faces eight opponents in the $50,000-added Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
     A six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up, the Oakland attracted a very strong field.  The lineup includes multiple stakes-winners Ain’t No Other and Outside Nashville as well as single stakes-winners Streamside, Marino’s Wild Cat, Life Is a Joy, A Toast to You and Ourwestcoastghost. 

Baze, Amador, And Martin Post Multiple Victories

Jockeys Russell Baze and Silvio Amador and trainer John F. Martin all recorded multiple victories Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. 
    Baze enjoyed the most success, posting a riding hat trick.  Baze won the first race with Hope ’n Pray ($2.80), the second with Beach Premier ($3.40), and the sixth with Yomybato ($6.00). 

Stalk The Wildcat Tramples Rivals In Golden Nugget Stakes

     Stalk the Wildcat charged to the lead in midstretch and then continued on strongly to the wire to post an authoritative five-length victory in the $62,755 Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     The even-money favorite on the strength of an impressive maiden victory, Stalk the Wildcat made the $4.00 win payoff look like a gift when he captured the six-furlong feature for 2-year-olds very comfortably under jockey Ricardo Gonzalez.