Racing News

PORTEOUS, MISS BOOM BOOM BRING DOWN CURTAIN ON TURF SEASON

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on Sunday concluded turf racing for the winter with a pair of allowance co-features, which were won by Porteous and Miss Boom Boom.
 
Both races were entry-level events restricted to fillies and mares.
 

MARTINEZ WINS SATURDAY FEATURE ABOARD HYPNATIQUE EN ROUTE TO RIDING TRIPLE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – A change in tactics paid off for Hypnatique, who led from start to finish to post a 23-1 upset in the $38,156 second-level optional claiming feature Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Placed on the lead by jockey Catalino Martinez, Hypnatique set honest fractions of 22.60 and 45.43 seconds in the six-furlong race and dug in resolutely to hold off 5-2 favorite Holdthismiss and prevail by three-quarters of a length. 
 

QIAONA REBOUNDS, WINS NEW YEAR’S FEATURE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Qiaona, fifth in the Miss America on Dec. 13, regained the winning thread with authority by taking the $35,543 second-level optional claiming feature for fillies and mares New Year’s Day at Golden Gate Fields. 
 

Portland Meadows offers $100,000-guaranteed jackpot on Mondays

NATIONAL RACING CLUB SWEEPSTAKES RAINBOW 6 JACKPOT
Starts Race 9, Monday Jan. 4th 2016
 
The National Racing Club Sweepstakes combines the rooting interest of National Racing Clubs with the exciting, fan friendly Rainbow 6 Jackpot wager guaranteed at $100,000!
 
Highly competitive, action packed racing guaranteed.
 
Starting on Monday Jan 4th and running for 6 weeks, the Rainbow 6 wager will be offered on the last 6 races of the Monday card.

JOCKEY CRISTOBAL HERRERA SUFFERS THIGH CONTUSIONS IN SPILL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Cristobal Herrera suffered contusions on his left and right thighs after being unseated in the eighth and final race Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Herrera’s mount, Monsajem Accrete, bore out on the first turn in the one-mile turf race. As Herrera fell, he was kicked by Monsajem Accrete. The 2-year-old colt was caught after the race. 
 

UNBEATEN CODE WARRIOR SHIPS SOUTH FOR G2 SANTA YNEZ

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015

MAL VERDE GETS THE GREEN IN SUNDAY FEATURE; PEDRO FLORES SUFFERS T1 VERTEBRAE CRACK IN SPILL

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Mal Verde tagged Lucky Views in the shadow of the wire to win the $35,778 entry-level allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
After racing well off the pace in ninth under Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze through a half-mile in 49.68 seconds, Mal Verde commenced his rally on the far turn, shifted outside in upper stretch and reeled in Lucky Views to get up by a head. 
 

ALLABOUTACTION REBOUNDS WITH ALLOWANCE VICTORY

ALBANY, CALIF. – Allaboutaction, fourth as the 3-5 favorite in the Gold Rush, made amends with a 1 ¾-length entry-level allowance victory on opening day at Golden Gate Fields.
 

GOLDEN GATE’S TOTAL HANDLE RISES IN 2015

ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields experienced a 3.08 percent year-over-year increase in total all-source handle in 2015 despite racing three fewer days.
 
The track handled $226.6 million on its own races over 149 race days between Dec. 24, 2014 and Dec. 13, 2015, up from $219.9 million over 152 race days between Dec. 26, 2013 and Dec. 14, 2014.
 
The average daily all-source handle on Golden Gate’s races rose 5.16 percent to $1,521,066 from $1,446,455.