Racing News

Exit Stage Left Makes Winning Debut In Golden Nugget Stakes

     Exit Stage Left overcame some adversity to win the $53,350 Golden Nugget Stakes in his career debut Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Exit Stage Left, ridden by Russell Baze, was racing with the leaders when he suddenly propped and dropped back midway around the turn.  Exit Stage Left quickly got back in stride and rallied down the stretch to win the six-furlong feature for 2-year-olds by a neck over 18-1 long shot Unusual Americaine and Miss Success in a blanket finish.

Schilling Wires Rivals In Turf Debut

     Trainer William E. Morey scratched 6-5 morning-line favorite Positive Response from Friday’s $44,200 feature race at Golden Gate Fields but still ended up in the winner’s circle thanks to Schilling, who made a dazzling turf debut.
     Positive Response, a multiple stakes-winner of $390,333, was declared from the one-mile allowance race Friday morning due to an injury.  

Positive Response In Action Friday At Golden Gate Fields

     Positive Response, disqualified from victory in the $75,000 Bull Dog Handicap at the Big Fresno Fair, figures to be heavily favored Friday when he faces four rivals in the $34,000 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.
     Positive Response crossed the wire one length in front of runner-up Fire With Fire in the 1 1/8-mile Bull Dog but bumped fourth-place finisher Hudson Landing in the stretch during his “winning” rally. 

Five Day Racing Week Begins With Carryover Of $40,884 In Pick Six

     A five-day racing week at Golden Gate Fields begins Thursday with a carryover of $40,884 in the Pick Six and continues through Monday, Veteran’s Day.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day.
     The Pick Six is a $2 wager that requires handicappers to pick the winner’s of six consecutive designated races.  At Golden Gate Fields, the bet is held on the final six races each day and thus will be conducted on races two through seven Thursday.  Post time for the second race is 1:15 p.m.

Pleasanton’s Bonde Sees She’s A Tiger Disqualified From Breeders’ Cup Win

     Trainer Jeff Bonde of Pleasanton thought he had earned his first Breeders’ Cup victory Saturday when his speedy filly She’s a Tiger crossed the wire a nose in front of Ria Antonia in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita.  The victory celebration was short-lived, however. 
     The stewards put up the inquiry sign soon after the race, and after a lengthy review, disqualified She’s a Tiger for bumping Ria Antonia in deep stretch and placed her second.

Baze Returns From Suspension With Vengeance – Wins Four Races

     Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, riding for first time following a five-day suspension, won four races Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Baze scored with his first mount back, Song of the Times ($5.20), who won the first race by three-quarters of a length.  Baze later won the fourth race with Lota Spunk ($3.80), the sixth with Dancer Humor ($8.40), and the seventh with Dancing Yodeler ($4.20).

First Bet Is On The House Friday And Saturday At Golden Gate Fields

Fans attending Golden Gate Fields for the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Friday and Saturday will get their first bet on the house.
     Golden Gate Fields, which will present live racing cards in addition to simulcasting the Breeders’ Cup programs from Santa Anita, will give patrons a cash voucher both Friday and Saturday. 

Golden Gate Fields Schedules Early Post Times To Facilitate Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts

     Golden Gate Fields has scheduled early post times Friday and Saturday to facilitate the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita.
     Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race card Friday and post time is 12:05 p.m.   First post at Santa Anita is 10:40 a.m.  Post time for the first Breeders’ Cup race, the $500,000 Marathon, is 1:45 p.m. 

Kitty Marie Impressive In Sprint Victory

Kitty Marie, the 4-5 favorite, made her short price look like a gift when she rambled to a three-length victory in the $37,283 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
     Kitty Marie surged to the lead entering the stretch and responded to steady urging from jockey Leslie Mawing to maintain a daylight advantage to the wire.  Power of Ten took second by a head over Dream of Daisy.

Miss Machiavelli Triumphs In Pike Place Dancer Stakes

She spotted her rivals a head start and raced greenly in the stretch but even-money favorite Miss Machiavelli still got the job done in the $100,000 Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
     Ridden by Dennis Carr, Miss Machiavelli rallied from last in a field of six to win the one-mile turf race for 2-year-old fillies by a half-length over game 11-1 shot Alasharchy in 1:39.42.  Pleasant Miss finished third, 2 1/2 lengths behind Alasharchy.