Racing News

Jockey Baze, Trainer Morey Enjoy Holiday Triples At GGF

     Jockey Russell Baze spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Golden Gate Fields the same way he spent Sunday at the East Bay track – by making multiple visits to the winner’s circle.

Baze Bounces Back From Saturday Fall to win four races at Golden Gate Fields

     Russell Baze, who missed Saturday’s California Derby Day program due a neck sprain he sustained in a fall prior to the first race, bounced right back Sunday to win four races at Golden Gate Fields.

    Baze hit the dirt Saturday when he was unseated by the 6-year-old mare Joffe’s Run during warm-ups for the opener.  Baze missed all seven of his scheduled mounts while being checked out at Alta Bates Hospital, where X-rays proved negative and cleared the way for his return to the saddle Sunday.

Positive Response Proves He’s ‘The Best 3-Year-Old At GGF’

     French jockey Julien Couton summed things up quite nicely after guiding Positive Response to an impressive victory in the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     “He’s definitely the best 3-year-old at Golden Gate Fields,” said Couton of Positive Response, a Florida-bred son of Pomeroy who collected his second straight stakes victory and his third consecutive win at the East Bay racetrack.
 

Sadler Seeking Back-To-Back Victories In California Derby

      John Sadler, one of the leading trainers in Southern California, will try to win the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields for the second straight year when he sends out Dancing At Dark in the 1 1/16-mile feature for 3-year-olds Saturday.

Positive Response Favored On California Derby Morning Line

     Positive Response has been installed a 5-to-2 favorite on the morning line to capture the 96th running of the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

Full Field of 12 Entered In $100,000 California Derby

     Entries for the California Derby were taken Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields and the $100,000 race for 3-year-olds attracted a full field of 12.

     The California Derby will be run Saturday and fans attending Golden Gate Fields with a paid admission will receive a free 70th anniversary sweatshirt.  Grandstand and club house gates open at 10 a.m.; the Turf Club at 11 a.m.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.  

Jockey Couton Rides Four Winners, Cartwright Gets First Bay Area Win

     French jockey Julien Couton rode four winners and English apprentice rider Alice Cartwright earned her first victory in the Bay Area Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

Victory In Feature Race Part Of Three-Win Afternoon For Romero

     Jockey Hector Romero won three races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, including the $40,420 feature with the promising colt  Jim’s No Preacher.

Brite Bobby Celebrates 50th Career Start With a Victory

     The 8-year-old gelding Brite Bobby celebrated his 50th career start by scoring a front-running victory in the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.

     Ridden by Julien Couton, Brite Bobby rated nicely down the backstretch and then poured it on in the stretch to win the six-furlong sprint for $4,000 claimers by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:10.71.  Lindsey’s Storm took second by a head over Judge Kent.