Racing News

Gryder, Hernandez Will Try To Capitalize On Baze’s Benching

     Russell Baze will serve a three-day riding suspension Friday through Sunday at Golden Gate Fields and his benching translates to more opportunities for his colleagues in the jockeys’ room.

     Baze won with 10 of his 24 mounts during the Labor Day holiday weekend and is tied with Aaron Gryder for the top spot in the jockey standings with 12 wins at the 10-day-old summer meeting.  Baze has already missed two days of the season due to out-of-town riding engagements.

Dollar NFL Sundays Return to GGF

Why go to a sports bar in San Francisco to watch NFL games when one of the perks of living in San Francisco is that one of the top San Francisco events of the weekend combines the NFL and live horse racing?


Golden Gate Fields race track kicks off Dollar NFL Sundays on Sept. 11 by ensuring sports fans don't miss a minute of football or thoroughbred action.

Dollar NFL Sundays Return to GGF

Why go to a sports bar in San Francisco to watch NFL games when one of the perks of living in San Francisco is that one of the top San Francisco events of the weekend combines the NFL and live horse racing?


Golden Gate Fields race track kicks off Dollar NFL Sundays on Sept. 11 by ensuring sports fans don't miss a minute of football or thoroughbred action.

Hollendorfer, Baze Shine At Golden Gate Fields On Labor Day

     Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who made news by going winless with 28 consecutive starters from Aug. 22 through Sept. 1, won four of the 10 races on Monday’s Labor Day racing program at Golden Gate Fields.

     Hollendorfer’s lengthy victory drought came while he was pursuing career win No. 6,000, which he finally recorded on Saturday when Just Tappin It took the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields.

GGF Cards 10-Race Labor Day Program

     Golden Gate Fields will present a 10-race Labor Day program Monday and fans attending the holiday card will receive a free fleece blanket that features a classic racing scene.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

    Golden Gate Fields is also hosting a Labor Day party for families that will feature many fun and free activities for kids, including pony rides, bounce houses and face painters.  The party will run from noon to 4 p.m. and there will be a free concert by Notorious.

Hollendorfer – Finally – Gets Milestone Win No. 6,000 At GGF

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer – finally – earned his 6,000th career victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when his 3-year-old filly Just Tappin It captured the sixth race in front-running fashion.

     Just Tappin It, the 3-to-5 favorite ridden by Russell Baze, won the 5 1/2-furlong dash for $4,000 claimers by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:05.86 and paid $3.40.  Hollendorfer watched the race via simulcast from Del Mar, where he was running three horses Saturday.

Hollendorfer Snaps Losing Streak, Now One Win Away From 6,000

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer snapped a long losing streak and moved to the brink of 6,000 victories when he won the first race at Golden Gate Fields Friday with Going for a Spin.

     Hollendorfer, who had gone winless with 28 starters since recording win No. 5,998 on Aug. 21, watched Going for a Spin provide him with victory No. 5,999 when she scored a front-running victory in a 1 1/16-mile turf race.  Going for a Spin paid $5.40.  

Holiday Weekend Of Racing At GGF Will Include Hollendorfer’s Pursuit Of 6,000

     Golden Gate Fields kicks off a big holiday weekend of racing Friday with the continuation of the “The Dorf Watch” – trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s bid to become the fourth trainer in thoroughbred racing history to win 6,000 races.

Hollendorfer Remains At 5,998 After Going 0-for-3 At Del Mar

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s victory drought continued Wednesday when he failed to score with any of his three starters at Del Mar.

     Hollendorfer has been on the verge of becoming the fourth trainer in thoroughbred racing history to win 6,000 races since Aug. 21, when he collected career victory          No. 5,998 with Indian Gracey in the ninth race at Golden Gate Fields.  The Hall of Fame trainer is 0-for-27 since that win.

Promotion Filled Labor Day Weekend

Play the perfect trifecta this Labor Day weekend at the race track when Golden Gate Fields offers action-packed entertainment Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday.  Those looking for things to do in the Bay Area this weekend should look no further than Golden Gate Fields.