Racing News

Promising Filly Koby Jo Posts Another Win

     The promising 3-year-old filly Koby Jo improved her career batting average to .500 Sunday when she posted an impressive 1 1/4-length victory in the $36,100 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.  

     Koby Jo, ridden by Inoel Beato, ran down English Royal in deep stretch to earn her fourth win in eight starts.  Cathy’s Crunches, the 3-2 favorite, finished third, a half-length behind English Royal and a head in front of Advance Ticket.

Slim Pickins Scores By A Head In Turf Feature At Golden Gate Fields

     Slim Pickins, scratched from Friday’s $100,000 All American Stakes by trainer Keith Nations, charged down the middle of the Golden Gate Fields turf course to win Saturday’s $33,540 allowance feature by a head.

     Nations felt Slim Pickins fit better in Saturday’s main event than the All American and his decision to skip the Grade 3 stakes paid off when Slim Pickins prevailed in a photo finish over Siberian Laughter.  Native Thunder finished third.

Hudson Landing Wins $100,000 All American By A Nose Over Control Seeker

     Hudson Landing, collecting his second Grade 3 stakes victory at Golden Gate Fields this year, got up in the final jump to win the $100,000 All American by a nose Friday over Control Seeker.

     Winner of the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile on Golden Gate Fields’ turf course in April, Hudson Landing won the 1 1/16-mile All American on the track’s synthetic Tapeta racing surface.  

Control Seeker Seeks To Extend Winning Streak In $100,000 All American Stakes

     The sharp 6-year-old gelding Control Seeker will seek his fourth straight victory Friday when he competes in the $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The All American, a Grade 3 race for 3-year-olds and up, will be run at 1 1/16-miles on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface.  Control Seeker is 6-1 on the morning line and will be ridden by Francisco Duran.

Golden Gate Fields Will Present Thanksgiving Day Card Thursday, Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes Friday

     Golden Gate Fields will open all gates at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for its special Thanksgiving Day program.  Post time for the eight-race card is 11:15 a.m.

     The early post time will allow the track to complete the holiday program by approximately 2:45 p.m., giving fans plenty of time to get home for the Thanksgiving Day feast.

Gladding Installed 7-5 Favorite In $100,000 All American Stakes

     Gladding, a Grade 2 stakes-winner from the powerful John Sadler barn, has been made the morning-line favorite in the $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     A Grade 3 race for 3-year-olds and up and the premier event of the fall meeting, the All American will be run Friday.  Golden Gate Fields price maker Steve Martinelli made Gladding the 7-5 favorite in a field of seven.

All American Field Includes Four Multiple Stakes-Winners

     The Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields has attracted a field of seven and the strong lineup includes multiple stakes-winners Gladding, Positive Response, Hudson Landing and Control Seeker.

     The All American will be run Friday when Golden Gate Fields presents a special “Day-After-Thanksgiving” racing program that begins at 12:45 p.m.   The All American, the seventh race on a nine-race card, will be run at 3:45 p.m.

Ultimate Eagle Among 20 Nominees To $100,000 All American

      Ultimate Eagle, who opened the year with a 7 1/4-lenth victory in the Grade 2 Strub Stakes at Santa Anita, is one of the 20 horses nominated to the Grade 3 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The $100,000 All American will be run Friday and headline a special day-after-Thanksgiving card at Golden Gate Fields.  Entries for the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up will be taken Saturday morning.

Golden Gate Fields Offering Free Admission Sunday To Fans Participating In Holiday Canned Food Drive

     Fans can gain free entry to Golden Gate Fields Sunday by participating in the track’s holiday canned food drive.
     Patrons that bring a canned food item to Golden Gate Fields will be offered their choice of either free general admission or free club house admission.  Gates open at
10 a.m. and post time for the nine-race card is 12:45 p.m.

Dixico Battles Back To Win Feature

     Dixico fought back after losing the lead to They Call Him El in the stretch and earned a photo finish victory over the 6-5 favorite in the $31,240 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     Dixico, rated nicely on the lead by jockey Kerwin John, defeated They Call Him El and jockey Russell Baze by a neck in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up.  Trained by Steve Specht, Dixico recorded a time of 1:45.31 and paid $13.80 as the fourth wagering choice in a field of seven.