Racing News

Baze At Pimlico For Hall Of Fame Jockey Competition

     Jockey Russell Baze, who is cruising to his 48th career riding championship at Golden Gate Fields, will be at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Friday to compete in the $50,000 Xpressbet Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge.
     Baze has 135 victories through 79 days of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ 2013-2014 winter/spring meeting, which runs through June 15.  Juan Hernandez is second in the rider standings with 78 wins and Dennis Carr is third with 64.

G. G. Ryder Gets First Stakes Win In Alcatraz

     The promising colt G. G. Ryder earned his first stakes victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he held off Pazmeifucan down the stretch and won the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths under jockey Russell Baze.

Luscious Lonna Repeats In Golden Poppy Stakes

Luscious Lonna, a 12-1 outsider when she won the 2013 Golden Poppy Stakes, successfully defended her title in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes as an even-money favorite Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. 
     Just as she did 13 months ago, Luscious Lonna led from start to finish in the 2014 edition of the Golden Poppy.  Trained by Nick Sloan and ridden by Juan Hernandez, Luscious Lonna scored by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:43.13 and paid $4.00.  

Halo Dolly, G. G. Ryder Favored In Weekend Stakes

Golden Gate Fields will present a stakes double-header this weekend and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has the morning-line favorite in both races.
     Halo Dolly is the 8-5 choice in Saturday’s $50,000-added Golden Poppy, a                 1 1/16-mile turf contest for fillies and mares.  G. G. Ryder is the 9-5 favorite in Sunday’s $75,000 Alcatraz, a one-mile turf test for 3-year-olds.


Derby Wagering Guide Featured $340 in Winning Wagers, 2 Correctly Picked ‘Chrome
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G. G. Ryder To Make Stakes Debut In Alcatraz

G. G. Ryder, a colt who has been victorious in four of his past five races, will make his stakes debut Sunday at Golden Gate Fields in the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes. 
     The Alcatraz is for 3-year-olds and will be decided at one mile on the Lakeside Turf Course.  Five runners were entered in the feature and all but Flagman are coming off victories.


Longtime Racing Fan Will Place $50,000 Win Bet on 139th Preakness Stakes
May 8, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Online wagering provider Xpressbet is excited to announce the winner of its $50K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes – Timothy Lanning of Palm Coast, Florida.  As the winner of the Sweepstakes, Lanning receives a trip for two to this year’s Preakness Stakes to make a $50,000 Win wager on a horse of his choosing in the Preakness.  

Halo Dolly Seeks Millionaire Status In Golden Poppy

Halo Dolly will be out to become a millionaire Saturday when she competes in the $50,000-added Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
     Halo Dolly enters the 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares with $994,316 in career earnings and can achieve millionaire status by merely running third, which is worth $6,000. 

Apprentice Salcedo Gets First Victory

     Apprentice Cesar Salcedo, on his 87th mount, recorded his first career victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he guided 1-2 favorite My Game to a front-running score in the second race.

     A 22-year-old native of Anaheim, Salcedo began riding last December at Turf Paradise in Phoenix.  Salcedo went 0-for-74 at the Arizona track, however, he did have 10 second-place finishes.

California Chrome’s Derby Victory A Popular One Golden Gate Fields

     When California Chrome crossed the wire as a dominating victor of the 140th Kentucky Derby, cheers rattled the rafters at Golden Gate Fields, where both the Derby winning trainer and jockey once plied their trades with great success.