Racing News

Preakness Stakes Betting Begins Friday At Golden Gate Fields

      Golden Gate Fields will accept wagers on Saturday’s 137th running of the Preakness Stakes during its live racing program Friday afternoon and also during its morning and nighttime simulcast programs.

Golden Gate Fields Opening Early Saturday For Simulcast Of Preakness Card

      Golden Gate Fields will open all admission gates at 9 a.m. Saturday in order to simulcast the majority of the Preakness Stakes Day card from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

     Golden Gate Fields will simulcast races four through 13 from Pimlico.  Post time for the fourth race is 9:37 a.m.  Post time for the Preakness Stakes, race No. 12, is 3:18 p.m.

STONEY FLEECE NAILS CHIPS ALL IN ON WIRE IN ALCATRAZ STAKES

     Stoney Fleece, who finished behind Chips All In in a pair of turf stakes at Santa Anita, turned the tables on his Southern California rival Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when he got up in the last jump to win the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes by a nose.

Chips All In For $75,000 Pot In Alcatraz Stakes

     Chips All In will put his perfect turf record on the line Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when he faces six rivals in the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes.

     The Alcatraz is for 3-year-olds and will be run at 1 1/16-miles on the Lakeside Turf Course.  Chips All In is 2-for-2 on grass with the victories coming in the Eddie Logan and Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita.

Your Special Day Slight Favorite In Wide Open Golden Poppy Stakes

     Seven evenly-matched fillies will meet on the turf Sunday at Golden Gate Fields in the $75,000 Golden Poppy Stakes, the featured eighth race on a nine-race card that begins at 1:15 p.m.

     Sunday is “Dollar Day” with the track offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 beers, $1 hot dogs, and $1 sodas.  Golden Gate Fields will also kick off its Spring Concert Series with Pride & Joy performing on the Trackside Stage between races.

Simulcast Of Kentucky Derby Day Card, 10 Local Races At Golden Gate Fields Saturday

     Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire Kentucky Derby Day card from Churchill Downs and also present a 10-race card of its own Saturday.  

     All gates open at 7:15 a.m. and the first race from Churchill Downs will be simulcast at 7:30 a.m.  Post time for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is 3:24 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields Opening Bright And Early For Simulcast Of Kentucky Oaks Card Friday

     General admission and club house gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 7:15 a.m. Friday for the simulcast of the 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day program from Churchill Downs in Louisville.  The Turf Club opens at 10 a.m.  

     Post time for the first Churchill Downs race is 7:30 a.m.  The $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the filly equivalent to the Kentucky Derby, is the 11th race on the card and will be run at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Hollendorfer’s Rousing Sermon Draws Post Seven For Kentucky Derby

   Rousing Sermon, trained by Northern California’s Jerry Hollendorfer, drew post position seven when the field for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby was drawn Wednesday.

     The Grade 1 $2 million Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday at Churchill Downs and Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire Derby Day card from the historic Louisville racetrack.  All gates at Golden Gate Fields will open 7:15 a.m. as first post at Churchill Downs is 7:30 a.m.

Moger, Gomez Team Up For Pair Of Wins

     Trainer Ed Moger, Jr. and jockey Alejandro Gomez teamed up to win a pair of races at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     In recording their double, Moger and Gomez pleased both “chalk players” and longshot bettors as they won the fourth race with 3-to-2 favorite Royal Dream ($5.00) and the seventh race with 9-to-1 outsider Appealing Resume ($21.00).