Racing News

Thanksgiving Racing at GGF

Those still wondering what to do in San Francisco on Thanksgiving can turn to Golden Gate Fields for a Thanksgiving buffet, then enjoy the excitement only a horse race can generate.

Golden Gate Fields Thanksgiving buffet offers a cornucopia of natures goodness. Fill the stomach with some of the best food in the Bay Area, then settle in for an afternoon filled with the kind of excitement only a quality horse race can provide.

The afternoon is sure to top the list of what to do in San Francisco on Thanksgiving day.

Trainer Monroe Wins Back-To-Back Races

     Trainer Sherrie Monroe, winless with her first 11 starters at the 2011 fall meeting, won back-to-back races Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Monroe and jockey Chris Russell teamed up to win the fifth race with 34-to-1 shot Sarah’s Melody, who rallied from eighth in a field of nine to score by a half-length over Flying Home.   Owned in part by Monroe, Sarah’s Melody was the longest shot on the tote board and paid $71.60 to win

Shudacudawudya Romps In Sprint Feature At GGF

      Shudacudawudya, who finished second as the 4-to-5 favorite in the Oakland Stakes on Oct. 22, atoned for the loss Saturday at Golden Gate Fields with a dominating victory in the $49,692 allowance feature.

     Shudacudawudya came from just off the pace to win the six-furlong sprint by four lengths in a very good time of 1:08.75.   Hexbreaker took second by a length over Tribesman, who set the pace through hot fractions of 21.78 seconds and 44.26.  

Bay Area’s Top Sprinters Meet Saturday At GGF


Goggles McCoy hopes to go 4-for-4 at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

Halo Dolly Gets Back In The Winner’s Circle

     Halo Dolly, who had impressive winning streak snapped in the Grade 2 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania on Oct. 1, got back into the winner’s circle Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Halo Dolly had won five straight races – including two stakes – before traveling to Parx (formerly Philadelphia Park) and finishing last in the $750,000 Cotillion, a  1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-old fillies.