Racing News

Shared Belief 4-5 Favorite In Comeback Start; Summer Hit 2-1 Choice In $100,000 All American

      Shared Belief is a 4-5 favorite on the morning line to win his 3-year-old debut Monday and Summer Hit is the 2-1 choice in the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
      Post time for the Memorial Day program is 12:45 p.m. and fans attending the holiday card will have the chance to get a free Golden Gate Fields souvenir through the track’s grab bag promotion. 

Marshal Marini Wires Rivals At Golden Gate Fields

   Marshall Marini, in his second try on turf, scored a front-running victory in the $37,515 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Rated nicely on the lead by jockey Abel Cedillo, Marshall Marini stole a half-mile in :49.53 and glided through six furlongs in 1:13.40.  With plenty of energy left for the stretch drive, Marshall Marini held off 3-5 favorite Salah Champ to tally by 1 3/4 lengths.

Champion Shared Belief Returns To Races Monday At Golden Gate Fields

     Shared Belief, the champion 2-year-old of 2013, will make his long-awaited and much-anticipated 3-year-old debut Monday at Golden Gate Fields in a six-furlong allowance race.
    Shared Belief will run in the fourth race on a special Memorial Day program that features the Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes.  Post time for the nine-race card is 12:45 p.m.  The All American is the seventh race and will be run at 3:55 p.m.

Baze Rides Favorites To Hat Trick

     Jockey Russell Baze, riding a bevy of horses that were favored in the wagering, won three races Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Baze took the second race with 6-5 favorite Rule Breaker ($4.60), the fifth with even-money choice Secret Memo ($4.20), and the sixth with 1-2 standout Valid Sale (3.00).
The riding hat trick boosted Baze’s win total at the winter/spring meeting to 141.

First Win Results In ‘Great Day’ For Trainer Mahorney

     Cinda Mahorney, daughter of former jockey and trainer Bill Mahorney, earned her first training victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when 20-1 Lucky Gotum got up in the final strides to win the seventh race by a half-length. 
    Lucky Gotum was the 16th starter for Mahorney, who was still on cloud nine Sunday morning.

Gates Open Early 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 and post time for the fourth race is 9:30 a.m.  Post time for the Preakness Stakes, the 12th race on the program, is 3:18 p.m. 

Dam Run Kaitlyn Run Has Two Winners At Golden Gate Fields

 The 13-year-old mare Run Kaitlyn Run was well represented at Golden Gate Fields Thursday as two of her fillies recorded victories.
     Runninismygame, a daughter of the sire Game Plan and Run Kaitlyn Run, made an impressive debut in the first race when she drew away to a three-length victory in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden allowance dash for 2-year-old fillies.  Runninsmygame was timed in 53.34 and paid $8.20.  

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.