Racing News

TRAINER MARTIN GOES 3-FOR-3 THURSDAY; BAZE POSTS RIDING TRIPLE

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Trainer John Martin finds himself tied atop the trainer standings at Golden Gate Fields after winning with all three of his Thursday starters.
 
Martin captured race 1 with You Sleep On That ($5.60), race 3 with Annisquam ($3.60) and race 4 with Aventador ($3.40). He and Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer have won 36 races apiece through the first 63 days of the 97-day Winter/Spring Meet.
 

‘QUIGLEY’S CORNER’ COMES NORTH ON WEEKENDS DURING TURF FESTIVAL

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields will become the temporary home of Quigley’s Corner on weekends during its inaugural Turf Festival.

DOCS LEGACY STAYS HOT WITH WIN IN SATURDAY FEATURE

SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Docs Legacy continued his upward ascension by rallying smartly to take the $37,410 no-conditions allowance feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The one-mile race for 3-year-olds and up was transferred from the turf course to the Tapeta Footings main track. It served as the local prep for the Grade 3, $100,000 San Francisco Mile, which will be contested April 30.
 

TRAINER TIM MCCANNA REACHES 2,000-WIN MILESTONE

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Trainer Tim McCanna picked up career victory #2,000 on Friday at Golden Gate Fields when Whiskey Prince captured the third race.
 
Ridden by Frank Alvarado, Whiskey Prince made a three-wide bid from just off the pace to take the $12,500 conditioned claiming event for 3-year-olds and up by one length. 
 
“It was a lot of work in a lot of ways,” McCanna said of the accomplishment. 

ALERT BAY FAVORED IN SATURDAY ALLOWANCE

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016

CUTBACK WORKS FOR ACCESS THIS IN SUNDAY FEATURE

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Access This, sixth in a route try in March, held off Midnight Ming in the $28,845 Sunday feature, a six-furlong entry-level optional claimer for 3-year-olds.
 
After receiving a good stalking trip under Julien Couton, Access This took the lead at the quarter pole and dug in gamely to defeat hard-charging Midnight Ming by a neck.
 

HERNANDEZ NAVIGATES MAH GELLIN TO NARROW VICTORY IN SATURDAY FEATURE

SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – After saving ground under jockey Juan Hernandez, Mah Gellin found an opening in midstretch and held off fast-closing Hypnatique to win the $41,739 no-conditions allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

‘JOSEPHINE’ HAS HER MOMENT IN FRIDAY FEATURE

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

TURF FESTIVAL TO FEATURE INCREASED PURSES, FREE SHIPPING AND GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4 POOLS

 
 
ALBANY, CALIF. (Mar. 31, 2016) – Golden Gate Fields will offer increased purses, free shipping to and from Santa Anita and guaranteed Late Pick 4 pools during its inaugural three-week Turf Festival.