Racing News

Taif Wins Sprint Feature At Golden Gate Fields; Track Cancels Cards Set For Dec. 8 and Dec. 15

     Taif, receiving a confident ride from jockey Chad Schvaneveldt, ran down Court Mischief in the stretch and won the $32,492 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields by 1 1/2 lengths Thursday.

     Court Mischief, making his first start in nearly 15 months, was hustled to the lead by jockey Russell Baze and set the pace to the stretch.  Taif, always within striking distance under Schvaneveldt, moved up strongly to draw even with Court Mischief in midstretch and then pulled away in the final sixteenth of a mile.

Hallelujah Trail Rewards Believers At Golden Gate Fields

     Hallelujah Trail rewarded her many believers at Golden Gate Fields Wednesday when she won the featured seventh race as the 7-to-5 favorite.

     Hallelujah Trail, ridden by Chad Schvaneveldt, came from just off the pace to capture the six-furlong allowance/optional claiming race by one length over Yodelady O in 1:10.54.  Waynetta finished third, beaten a half-length by Yodelady O.

Pick Six Hit For $452,132 At Golden Gate Fields

     The Pick Six was finally hit Sunday at Golden Gate Fields and the lucky winners cashed in for $452,132.

     A perfect Pick Six ticket had eluded handicappers for six consecutive racing programs, setting up a carryover of $350,263.  The impressive carryover enticed bettors to pump in another $997,824 into the Pick Six Sunday.

Golden Gate Fields Featured on Television and Radio

     Serious handicappers as well as casual racing fans are encouraged to tune into “The Golden Gate Report,” the race replay show that features action from Golden Gate Fields as well as top races from across the country.  

     Hosted by Sam Spear, “The Golden Gate Report” airs on KTSF-TV Channel 26 (channel 8 on most cable systems) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.   

$350,262 Pick Six Carryover At Golden Gate Fields Sunday

     Handicappers across the country will be focusing their attention on Golden Gate Fields Sunday thanks to a Pick Six carryover of $350,262.

     The Pick Six will be held on races four through nine, and post time for the fourth is 2:19 p.m.  The nine-race program begins at 12:45 p.m. and Golden Gate Fields is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.

Cerin Gets 1,000th Win In All American; $128,659 Pick Six Carryover Saturday at GGF

     Southern California-based Vladimir Cerin earned his 1,000th career training victory Friday when his 5-year-old gelding Cigar Man got up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 $100,900 All American Stakes by a head over Hot Chaco at Golden Gate Fields.

     “That was fun,” said Cerin of getting the milestone victory in a six-figure stakes event.  “It’s especially neat to get it with a horse like him.  He tries hard every time.”

Our Nautique Favored In Friday’s Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes

     The very sharp New Zealand-bred Our Nautique has been made a 5-to-2 morning line favorite in Friday’s $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The All American, a Grade 3 test for 3-year-olds and up, will be run at 1 1/8-miles at Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface.  The feature is the eighth race on nine-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.

Our Nautique Favored In Friday’s Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes

     The very sharp New Zealand-bred Our Nautique has been made a 5-to-2 morning line favorite in Friday’s $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The All American, a Grade 3 test for 3-year-olds and up, will be run at 1 1/8-miles at Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface.  The feature is the eighth race on nine-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.

Free 2011 Wall Calendars on Sunday, Dec. 26, Opening Day of 2010-2011 Winter/Spring Meet

    Golden Gate Fields will open its 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting on Sunday, Dec. 26, and fans attending the opener will receive a free 2011 GGF wall calendar.  The calendars feature exciting photographs of horse racing action as well as some historical photos and notes about Golden Gate Fields.  

Early Post at GGF Thanksgiving Day, All American Stakes Featured Friday

     Golden Gate Fields will serve up horse racing throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, offering cards Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

     Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a special early post time of 11:15 a.m. for Thursday’s eight-race program, a starting time that will allow fans to enjoy a day of racing and still get home in time for Thanksgiving dinner.  Post time for the eighth race is 2:45 p.m.