Racing News

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.

Concert Series Continues This Weekend

Golden Gate Fields continues to successfully bring together horse racing and concerts in San Francisco, making a trip to the race track one of the most exciting San Francisco events to do this weekend.

Soft rock band Mustache Harbor is known for their versions of classic hits from the 70s and 80s. They'll take the stage at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday, Sept. 18 as part of Golden Gate Fields’ ongoing summer concert series.

Control Seeker Scores Another Win On GGF Turf

     Control Seeker recorded his fourth victory on Golden Gate Fields’ Lakeside Turf Course when he out-kicked pacesetter Life Is a Rock to capture the $34,980 allowance feature Sunday.

     Control Seeker, ridden by Kevin Krigger, stalked Life Is a Rock from the start and then surged to the lead in the stretch.  Control Seeker proved best by a length while running a mile in 1:36.79.

     Control Seeker, the 7-to-2 third choice in a field of six, paid $9.40, $4.40 and $4.20.

Summers Peace Wires Field In Turf Feature At GGF

     Summers Peace scored a wire-to-wire victory at odds of 8-to-1 in the $36,292 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Summers Peace rated nicely on the lead for jockey Kevin Krigger and took the one-mile allowance contest for fillies and mares by 3 1/4 lengths over Bleach Blonde.  Bella Swan finished third.

Lady Railrider, U R All That I Am In Action Saturday At GGF

     The classy mares Lady Railrider and U R All That I Am will be in action Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when they head a field of seven in the featured ninth race, a stakes-quality allowance event that will be decided at one mile on the turf.

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.