Racing News

Trainer Sherman Starts New Meet By Saddling Three Winners

     Golden Gate Fields opened its 2011-2012 winter/spring meeting Monday and trainer Steve Sherman was clearly the star of the opening-day program.

    Sherman saddled the winner of the first two races of the 101-day season and completed a training triple when he captured the fourth race.

New Year's Promotions at Golden Gate

BERKELEY, Calif. - Golden Gate Fields invites San Francisco race fans to skip the post-holiday sales and hit the race track on Dec. 26th for the start of the Winter Meet.
 
Gates open at 10. a.m. with the first post coming at 12:15 p.m.
 
Golden Gate Fields is dark for the two days following the Winter Meet opening, but returns on Thursday before kicking off a weekend of quality entertainment.
 

Golden Gate Fields Opens 2011-2012 Winter/Spring Meeting Monday

     Golden Gate Fields has something for horse racing fans to open the day after Christmas – a brand new racing season.

     Golden Gate Fields will kick off its 2011-2012 winter/spring meeting with a nine-race card Monday.  Post time is 12:15 p.m.  Monday is also opening day at Golden Gate Fields’ sister track in Southern California, Santa Anita, and first post at the Arcadia oval is noon.

Golden Gate Fields Realized Double Digit Increases In On-Track Averages At 2011 Fall Meeting

     Golden Gate Fields realized double-digit increases in both its average daily on-track handle and average daily on-track attendance during its 2011 fall meeting, a 36-day session that ran from Oct. 20 through Dec. 18.

Alvarado, Gryder, Cedillo Win Pair On Final Day Of Fall Meeting

     Jockeys Frank Alvarado, Aaron Gryder and Abel Cedillo all rode a pair of winners on the closing-day card of the 2011 fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
 
     Alvarado took the first race with Soul Patch ($9.80) and the seventh with 8-to-5 favorite Moose Shootin Moma ($5.40), a filly who had failed as the favorite in her previous eight starts.  Alvarado finished fourth in the jockey standings by recording 30 victories at the 36-day fall session.

Halo Dolly Is 7-To-5 Choice In Pacific Heights Stakes

    Halo Dolly has been victorious in seven of her 11 races this year and the 3-year-old filly is favored to pick up another win Saturday in the $75,000 Pacific Heights Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

    Halo Dolly is the 7-to-5 morning line favorite in the Pacific Heights, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares bred in California.  Antares World, a multiple stakes-winner, is the second choice in the field of six at 2-to-1.

Ain’t No Other Favored In Sprint Feature At GGF

     Ain’t No Other, the third-place finisher in the Grade 3 Morvich Handicap at Santa Anita, is a 6-to-5 morning line favorite in Friday’s sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     The six-furlong allowance event is the third race on an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the third race is 1:48 p.m.

Final Week Of Fall Meeting Begins Thursday at GGF

     The final week of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ fall meeting will feature eight-race programs on Thursday and Friday and nine-race cards on Saturday and Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day.

     The main event during closing week is the $75,000 Pacific Heights Stakes, which will be run Saturday.  The Pacific Heights is a 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares bred in California.