Racing News

Dual Carryovers Thursday At Golden Gate Fields; Oaks And Derby Simulcasts Friday And Saturday

     Carryovers in the Pick Six and Super High Five on Thursday, the simulcast of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday, the simulcast of the $2 million Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and a special Dollar Day Cinco de Mayo program on Sunday make for a big week of racing at Golden Gate Fields.

Special Summer Improves To 3-For-3 With Game Victory

     Special Summer dug in tenaciously down the stretch to hold off three rivals and win the $31,533 sprint feature by a neck Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Special Summer battled on the lead with Broken Sword throughout the six-furlong allowance race for 3-year-old fillies and turned back late challenges from Kitty Marie and an unlucky Power of Ten to improve her record to 3-for-3.

Tigah Rallies From Last To Win $100,000 San Francisco Mile

     British-bred Tigah rallied from last in a field of 10 to win the Grade 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile by a neck over pacesetter Summer Hit Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Tigah, ridden by Alonso Quinonez, surged by a very game Summer Hit and jockey Russell Baze in the final yards to earn his first stakes victory.  Gallant Son, ridden by Dennis Carr, finished third.

Hudson Landing Gunning For Rare Feat In San Francisco Mile

     Hudson Landing will try to become only the second horse in the history of the San Francisco Mile to win the race in back-to-back years when he faces nine rivals in the 63rd running of the feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Grade 3 $100,000 SF Mile, Northern California’s top turf contest, is the sixth race on a nine-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time the SF Mile, which kicks off the $100,000-guaranteed All Grass Late Pick 4, is 3:20 p.m.

$100,000 All Grass Late Pick 4 Saturday At Golden Gate Fields

     Handicappers that fancy themselves as turf specialists will be able to test their skills for big money Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when the track offers a $100,000-guaranteed All Grass Late Pick 4.

     The All Grass Late Pick 4 will be held on races six through nine and begins with Northern California’s most prestigious turf race, the Grade 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile.  Fans must correctly select the winners of all four races to hit the All Grass Late Pick 4, which costs just 50 cents to play.

Summer Hit Among 10 Entered In $100,000 San Francisco Mile

     The ultra-consistent Summer Hit heads a strong field of 10 runners in the Grade 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile, which will have its 63rd running Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

Large Field Shaping Up For $100,000 San Francisco Mile

     Eight runners, including defending champion Hudson Landing, are already confirmed for Saturday’s $100,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Grade 3 SF Mile is Northern California’s main event for turf milers and 16 horses were nominated to the feature.  Entries for the race will be taken Wednesday morning.

Baze’s Winning Streak Ends At Six Races

     Jockey Russell Baze, who went 5-for-5 Friday, extended his winning streak to six races when he scored with his first mount Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Baze captured the six-furlong second race with What’s for Dinner ($5.80), who prevailed by three-quarters of a length over Maidens Justice.  Baze’s winning streak came to an end in the third race when he finished third aboard Doc Can Dance.

Baze Goes 5-For-5; Trainer Bill Patterson Gets First Win In Own Name

     Jockey Russell Baze, blanked Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, rebounded by going
5-for-5 Friday.

     Baze won the first race with Win It to Be In ($6.60), the third with Picture Perfect ($4.00), the fourth with My Coastie ($12.80), the sixth with She’s All Yours ($3.40) and the seventh with Big Jim ($7.00).  Baze tops the rider standings at the winter/spring meeting with 105 victories.

Bettors Pump Record $633,446 Into Pick 5 At Golden Gate Fields

     Spurred by a carryover of $149,941, bettors pumped a record $633,446 into the Pick 5 pool Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.

     A 50-cent bet, the Pick 5 requires handicappers to pick the winners of the final five races on the card.  A perfect Pick 5 ticket eluded punters last weekend, setting up Thursday’s attractive carryover.