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Don't Miss Closing Weekend at Golden Gate Fields

Golden Gate Fields, the prime spot for San Francisco Bay Area horse race betting, brings music, the NFL and race horses together for the final weekend of the summer meet.


October 2 is Closing Day, and Golden Gate Fields is closing one of the most exciting summer meets in history with some of the finest thoroughbred race horses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

‘Front-Runner Friday’ Promotion At GGF Will Offer Free Admission To Bandwagon Giants Fans

     Now that the San Francisco Giants are officially out of the playoffs, Golden Gate Fields will offer people that openly admit they were bandwagon fans of the 2010 World Series champions with free admission to the races Friday.   

Hernandez Has Riding Hat Trick At GGF; Tribesman Looms Heavy Favorite Sunday

     Jockey Juan Hernandez followed up his riding double on Friday at Golden Gate Fields with a riding triple Saturday at the East Bay racetrack.

     Hernandez scored with two price horses and a favorite.  He won the second race with Distant Image ($24.00), the seventh with Gotnaceupersleeve ($12.80), and the eighth with Dancing Yodeler ($5.20).

Hernandez Rides A Pair Of 6-To-1 Winners At GGF

     Jockey Juan Hernandez reached the winner’s circle with a pair of 6-to-1 shots Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Hernandez won the second race with Urban Hunter, who responded to strong handling to score a front-running victory in the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up.  Urban Hunter dueled on the lead with even-money favorite Compromising Txt to the stretch and then pulled away to win by one length.  

Tight Race For Leading Trainer Honors At Golden Gate Fields

     Six days of racing remain at Golden Gate Fields’ summer meeting and there is tight race for leading trainer honors.

     Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer holds a 13-12 advantage over Steve Sherman in the trainer standings but Sherman will fire a lot of bullets when racing resumes Friday (post time is 12:45 p.m.) and continues through the weekend.  

Dollar Day Rocks at Golden Gate Fields This Weekend

The San Francisco concert schedule will be a little hotter this weekend when Golden Gate Fields combines music and horse races to create one of the most unique attractions in San Francisco Bay Area.

David Martin's House Party takes the stage on Sunday, Sept. 25, bringing their wide range of musical stylings to the Dollar Day Concert Series at Golden Gate Fields.

Jockey Cedillo Records Riding Hat Trick At GGF

     Abel Cedillo rode three winners Sunday at Golden Gate Fields to gain sole possession of second place in the summer meeting jockey standings.

     Cedillo didn’t ride a favorite in recording his hat trick as he captured the second race with Michael the Man ($9.80), the sixth with Peppered Pro ($9.20), and the seventh with Tatertwister ($9.80).  

Weekend Party Rambles To 6-To-1 Upset In Turf Feature

     Weekend Party, responding to an aggressive ride by jockey Francisco Duran, scored a front-running upset at Golden Gate Fields Saturday in the $27,560 turf feature.

     Weekend Party immediately seized the lead, settled into a nice stride on the backstretch and then spurted away from her rivals on the far turn to open up an insurmountable advantage entering the stretch.

     Weekend Party, trained by Jedd Josephson, won the 1 1/16-mile allowance event by

Our Nautique Scores Another Win On GGF Turf

     Our Nautique was one of the favorites to win the $34,320 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Friday but he became “lock-like” material hours before the race when fellow front-runner Goggles McCoy was scratched from the one-mile allowance test.

     The defection of Goggles McCoy left Our Nautique as the lone speed in the race and the 6-year-old gelding took advantage of the situation to record another convincing wire-to-wire victory on the Lakeside Turf Course.   

SF Mile Winners Meet On Turf Friday At Golden Gate Fields

     San Francisco Mile champions Our Nautique and Bold Chieftain will meet Friday at Golden Gate Fields in the featured third race, a one-mile allowance contest on the Lakeside Turf Course.

     First post Friday is 12:45 p.m., and post time for the third race is 1:45 p.m.  Our Nautique, the 2011 SF Mile winner, and Bold Chieftain, the 2010 SF Mile victor, head a strong field of five in the main event.