Racing News

Black Spirit 3-1 Favorite In Rolling Green Stakes

Black Spirit, perfect in three starts on the turf course at Golden Gate Fields, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in Monday’s $50,000-added Rolling Green Stakes. 
The Rolling Green, a 1 1/16-mile grass race for 3-year-olds and up, is the eighth event on a nine-race Labor Day program that begins at 1:45 p.m.  The Rolling Green will be run at approximately 5:15 p.m.

Rathmoon Upsets Look Quickly In Sprint Feature

    The 4-year-old filly Rathmoon handed Look Quickly her first loss when she outran the even-money favorite down the stretch for a one-length victory in the $37,205 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Friday evening.
    Rathmoon, a 10-1 outsider ridden by Pedro Terrero, stalked Look Quickly from the start and edged clear of the even-money favorite in the final sixteenth of a mile to earn her fourth victory in eight career starts.

Matos Saddles Back-To-Back Winners

     Veteran trainer Gil Matos saddled back-to-back winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Matos, who was 0-for-3 through the first six days of the summer meeting, got on the scoreboard in the second race when his 5-year-old horse Deep Reflection ($8.60) rambled to a five-length victory under jockey Silvio Amador.

Labor Day Card Will Cap Five-Day Racing Week At Golden Gate Fields

     A five-day racing week at Golden Gate Fields begins Thursday and continues through Monday, Labor Day.  Post time is 1:45 p.m. with the exception of Friday, when first post is 3:45 p.m.
     The $50,000-added Rolling Green Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and up, is the main event of the week and will be contested on Labor Day.  Entries for the Rolling Green will be taken Friday morning. 

Terrys Tom Cat Gets Up In Time This Time

     Terrys Tom Cat, a stretch-running gelding who often settles for minor awards, got up in time Saturday to take home the top prize in the $31,740 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields. 
     Ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, Terrys Tom Cat nailed front-running Yahoo Tahoe in the last jump of the one-mile race for 3-year-olds to win by a head.  It was only the second victory in 16 career starts for Terrys Tom Cat, who owns five second-place finishes and four third-place showings.

Baze Bounces Back With Five-Win Sunday

     Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, blanked on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, bounced back Sunday with a five-win afternoon.
     Baze wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as he captured the first race with stretch-runner Geno’s Bambino ($7.00).  Baze came right back to take the second race with Star Rocker ($3.00), and after finishing second with They Call Me Mr. P in the third, he won the fourth with Life Is a Stone ($7.60).

Longshot Maggie Moo Proves Uncatchable

Maddie Moo, the largest price on the tote board at odds of 14-1, led her five rivals from start to finish in the $36,585 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Friday afternoon.
Trained by Clifford DeLima and ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, Maddie Moo held off 6-5 favorite Rever de Vous and jockey Russell Baze to win the 5 1/2-furlong allowance dash for 
3-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length.  Dizzy Tizzy, ridden by Abel Cedillo, finished third.

Happybirthdaybaby Celebrates Another Win

Happybirthdaybaby celebrated her eighth career victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields after she held off 8-1 shot Sudden Sunday by a head in the $40,405 sprint feature for fillies and mares.
Happybirthdaybaby, who had posted a smart victory down the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in her previous outing, was the 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s six-furlong allowance race on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface.

Two Biggest Stakes Of Summer To Be Simulcast To Golden Gate Fields

The second weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ summer meeting will be highlighted by the simulcast of the two most important stakes of the summer – the Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Stakes and the Grade 1 $1 million Pacific Classic.
The Travers, a 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-olds known as the Mid-Summer Derby, will be run Saturday at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Haskell Invitational winner Bayern heads a field of 10 in the Travers, which will be televised live on NBC Sports Network at 2:45 p.m. 

Beast Of Bourbon Edges Tiz Dynamic On Golden Gate Fields Turf

     Beast of Bourbon and Tiz Dynamic, the two favorites, staged their own match race in the $31,000 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Beast of Bourbon broke on top and led Tiz Dynamic passing the grandstand the first time but then surrendered the lead to his rival on the backstretch.  Receiving a strong and heady ride by Juan Hernandez, Beast of Bourbon re-rallied down the stretch and got up in the late stages to prevail by a half-length in the one-mile allowance heat.