Racing News

Large Field Shaping Up For $100,000 San Francisco Mile

     Eight runners, including defending champion Hudson Landing, are already confirmed for Saturday’s $100,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Grade 3 SF Mile is Northern California’s main event for turf milers and 16 horses were nominated to the feature.  Entries for the race will be taken Wednesday morning.

Baze’s Winning Streak Ends At Six Races

     Jockey Russell Baze, who went 5-for-5 Friday, extended his winning streak to six races when he scored with his first mount Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Baze captured the six-furlong second race with What’s for Dinner ($5.80), who prevailed by three-quarters of a length over Maidens Justice.  Baze’s winning streak came to an end in the third race when he finished third aboard Doc Can Dance.

Baze Goes 5-For-5; Trainer Bill Patterson Gets First Win In Own Name

     Jockey Russell Baze, blanked Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, rebounded by going
5-for-5 Friday.

     Baze won the first race with Win It to Be In ($6.60), the third with Picture Perfect ($4.00), the fourth with My Coastie ($12.80), the sixth with She’s All Yours ($3.40) and the seventh with Big Jim ($7.00).  Baze tops the rider standings at the winter/spring meeting with 105 victories.

Bettors Pump Record $633,446 Into Pick 5 At Golden Gate Fields

     Spurred by a carryover of $149,941, bettors pumped a record $633,446 into the Pick 5 pool Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.

     A 50-cent bet, the Pick 5 requires handicappers to pick the winners of the final five races on the card.  A perfect Pick 5 ticket eluded punters last weekend, setting up Thursday’s attractive carryover.

Golden Gate Fields Cancels Bottomless Saturdays Promotion

     Golden Gate Fields, in acknowledgement of the concerns of some of its employees and some members of the community, has cancelled the Bottomless Saturdays promotion.  We thank everyone for their input and interest in Golden Gate Fields.  We'll see you at the races!

$149,941 Carryover In Pick 5 Thursday At Golden Gate Fields

     The 50-cent Pick 5 at Golden Gate Fields eluded handicappers Saturday and Sunday, meaning there will be a very attractive carryover of $149,941 in the Pick 5 when racing resumes Thursday at the East Bay racetrack.

Sizzling Ordonez Saddles Another Winner At Golden Gate Fields

     When trainer Aggie Ordonez saddles a horse, handicappers at Golden Gate Fields would be wise to take notice.

     Ordonez has won with six of her last 10 starters, the most recent winner being Mary’s App, who captured the sixth race Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.  Mary’s App paid $8.40 after taking the one-mile race for $6,250 claimers by 2 1/4 lengths under jockey William Antongeorgi III.

Baze Rebounds With Riding Triple; Hernandez Bruised In Fall

     Jockey Russell Baze, who got off to a slow start this week, caught fire Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and rode three winners.

     Baze, 0-for-4 Thursday and 1-for-5 Friday, won the first race Saturday aboard even-money favorite Heroically ($4.20).  Baze ended the program 3-for-7 as he also won the third race with 4-1 Dunbar ($10.20) and the sixth race with 7-5 favorite Malibu Run ($4.80).

Let Faith Arise Atones To Backers

     Let Faith Arise, who disappointed her backers by running third as a prohibitive 4-5 favorite in her previous start, made up for it Friday when she posted an impressive victory at the same short price in the six-furlong allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     Let Faith Arise made her $3.80 win mutuel look like a gift when she stormed to the lead in midstretch and scored by a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths under jockey Russell Baze.   Power of Ten finished second and Tribal Dress was third.

Hernandez Has Riding Hat Trick; Jauregui, Morey Saddle Pair Of Winners

     Jockey Juan Hernandez won three races and trainers O. J. Jauregui and William E. Morey both saddled a pair of winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Hernandez and Jauregui teamed up to win the first race – the first race of the season for 2-year-old fillies – with Frisco Fog ($4.00), the even-money favorite who left her rivals in a fog.   Frisco Fog broke on top was never challenged while winning the two-furlong dash by 2 1/4 lengths in 21.39 seconds.