Racing News

Hall Of Famers Hollendorfer, Baze Seek More El Camino Real Derby Glory

     The two most prolific horsemen in the history of the El Camino Real Derby – Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze and Hall of Famer trainer Jerry Hollendorfer –will team up with the fast filly Lady of Fifty in the 31st running of the stakes Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
        

El Camino Real Derby Entrants Bring Varied Credentials Into Race

     The field for the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields includes the California Derby winner (Russian Greek), two horses that competed in the Breeders’ Cup last November at Churchill Downs, (Daddy Nose Best and Lucky Chappy), and a filly with a three-stakes winning streak (Lady of Fifty).

East Coast Jockeys Leparoux, Garcia Headed To GGF For El Camino Real Derby

     French rider Julien Leparoux, a two-time champion jockey in the U.S., and Peruvian rider Alan Garcia, who won the 2008 Belmont Stakes aboard longshot Da’ Tara, will both be at Golden Gate Fields Saturday to compete in the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby.

Large Field Shaping Up For $200,000 El Camino Real Derby

     A large and competitive field is shaping up for the 31st running of the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

     Northern California’s top prep race for the Kentucky Derby, the El Camino Real Derby will be run Saturday.  The race will be carried live on Comcast SportsNet California during its one-hour telecast (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) from Golden Gate Fields.

23 Runners Nominated To Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby

     Twenty-three runners have been nominated to the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds that will be run Saturday, Feb. 18, at Golden Gate Fields.

     The El Camino Real Derby is Northern California’s most important race for horses with aspirations of reaching the Triple Crown events.  The race will be carried live on Comcast SportsNet California during its one-hour telecast (4 p.m. to 5 p.m.) from Golden Gate Fields.

COMCAST SPORTSNET CALIFORNIA PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF EL CAMINO REAL DERBY FROM GGF

COMCAST SPORTSNET CALIFORNIA PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF EL CAMINO REAL DERBY FROM GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Baze, Gryder Win Half The Races On Super Bowl Sunday Card

     Russell Baze and Aaron Gryder, the two leading jockeys at Golden Gate Fields, combined to win half the races on the track’s Super Bowl Sunday racing program.

     Due to the Super Bowl, Golden Gate Fields started its eight-race card at 11:15 a.m. and Gryder tallied in the early opener with Lady Hokulea ($4.80).  The 7-to-5 favorite, Lady Hokulea held off 12-to-1 outsider Roll Your Eyes to win by a neck.

GGF Schedules Early Post Time Sunday So Fans Can Get Home For Super Bowl

     Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a special post time of 11:15 a.m. for Sunday’s racing program.  The early start will enable the eight-race card to be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., well before kickoff of the Super Bowl (3:30 p.m.).