Racing News

HERNANDEZ NAVIGATES MAH GELLIN TO NARROW VICTORY IN SATURDAY FEATURE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – After saving ground under jockey Juan Hernandez, Mah Gellin found an opening in midstretch and held off fast-closing Hypnatique to win the $41,739 no-conditions allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

‘JOSEPHINE’ HAS HER MOMENT IN FRIDAY FEATURE

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

TURF FESTIVAL TO FEATURE INCREASED PURSES, FREE SHIPPING AND GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 POOLS

 
 
ALBANY, CALIF. (Mar. 31, 2016) – Golden Gate Fields will offer increased purses, free shipping to and from Santa Anita and guaranteed Late Pick 4 pools during its inaugural three-week Turf Festival. 
 

THURSDAY’S PICK 6 JACKPOT TO BEGIN AT $122K

SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016

DREAMARCHER REBOUNDS IN FRIDAY FEATURE

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016

DESPITE HUNCH PLAY, PURIMS FAITH TRIGGERS PICK 5 CARRYOVER OF $29K INTO FRIDAY

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Purims Faith, one of three uncovered runners, posted a 16-1 upset in Thursday’s fifth race to generate a Pick 5 carryover $29,280.46 into Friday.
 
Coincidentally, observance of Purim – a holiday celebrating the rescue of the Jewish people from Persian vizier Haman – began last night and concludes tonight at sunset. 
 

MICHAEL WRONA NAMED SANTA ANITA TRACK ANNOUNCER

Arcadia, CA (March 24, 2016) - Michael Wrona, the colorful and seasoned Australian race caller, has been named the full-time track announcer at Santa Anita Park.  A 49-year-old native of Queensland, Australia, Wrona began his announcing career at age 17 in his homeland.  He has spent 25 years in the United States and has been the voice of Golden Gate Fields for the last decade.  
 

GOLDEN GATE TO OPEN EARLY SATURDAY, OFFER ADVANCED WAGERING FRIDAY FOR DUBAI WORLD CUP

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will open early Saturday, allowing racing fans to watch and wager on the Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup featuring California Chrome.
 
General Admission and the Clubhouse will open at 9:30 a.m. Post time for the Dubai World Cup is scheduled for 10 a.m. The Turf Club will open at its usual time, 11 a.m.