Racing News

Leading Men At GGF Team Up For Victory On Closing Day

     Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, the leading men at Golden Gate Fields, teamed up for a victory on closing day of the track’s 2011-2012 winter/spring season.  The Sunday finale attracted a crowd of 8,189.

Anytime Magic Breaks Maiden In Lost In The Fog Stakes

     Anytime Magic made his first start a memorable one by rambling to a
2 1/4-length victory in the $54,650 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

    A Kentucky-bred son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, Anytime Magic captured the five-furlong dash for 2-year-olds in :59.59 under jockey David Lopez.  Native Treasure, the 6-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/2 lengths over Saint Prado.

Native Treasure 5-2 Favorite In Lost In The Fog Stakes

     Native Treasure, who led every step of the way en route to winning his career debut by three lengths, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $50,000-added Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Saturday is Fan Appreciation Day at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time is 1:15 p.m. and fans attending the races with a paid admission will receive a coupon good for a free gift.  Sports bags, sweatshirts, clocks, frames, blankets and chairs are among the items that will be given away.

U.S. Open Hunch Plays At Golden Gate Fields Thursday As Final Week Begins

     The final week of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ 2011/2012 winter-spring meeting begins Thursday with an eight-race card.  Post time is 1:15 p.m.

     Closing weekend will feature an eight-race twilight card on Friday and 10-race programs on Saturday and Sunday.  Post time Friday is 3:15 p.m.  First post Saturday and Sunday is 1:15 p.m.

Smarty Corn Scores Wire-To-Wire Win In Front Of 9,346 At Golden Gate Fields

     Smarty Corn, rated smartly on the lead by jockey Francisco Duran, posted a wire-to-wire victory in the $35,685 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday in front of a festive crowd of 9,346.

     The attendance for the Hispanic Heritage Day program was the second-largest gathering at Golden Gate Fields in 18 years.  A Sunday crowd of 11,462 attended the track on April 5, 2009.

Hollendorfer’s Shrewd Buy Summer Hit Wins Silky Sullivan Stakes

     Summer Hit, a 3-year-old gelding purchased by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer shortly after his impressive victory in a modest $12,500 maiden-claiming race, continues to make Hollendorfer look good.

     Summer Hit has three wins, a second, and a third in five starts for Hollendorfer and Saturday at Golden Gate Fields he earned his first stakes victory when he defeated 4-5 favorite Stoney Fleece by a neck in the $100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes.

All Gates Open At 9 A.M. Saturday For Belmont Stakes Day Simulcasts

     Golden Gate Fields is opening all admission gates at 9 a.m. Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day.

     The early opening will allow fans to watch and wager, via simulcast, on the undercard races on the Belmont Stakes Day program at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.  Post time for the first Belmont simulcast, Race 2, is 9:05 a.m.  Post time for the Belmont Stakes, Race 11 and the 1 1/2-mile final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, is 3:40 p.m.

Betting On The Belmont Stakes Begins Friday At Golden Gate Fields

     Belmont Stakes betting begins Friday at Golden Gate Fields when the track offers advance wagering on the final leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

     I’ll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, will try to become only the 12th Triple Crown champion in thoroughbred racing history Saturday when he faces 11 rivals in the 1 1/2-mile endurance test at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.  Post time for the Belmont Stakes is 3:40 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields Will Host Triple Crown Parties And Conduct 10-Race Card Saturday

     Golden Gate Fields will simulcast I’ll Have Another’s bid for glory in the Belmont Stakes, host Triple Crown parties, and present a 10-race card of its own Saturday.