Racing News

POSITIVE RESPONSE 3-TO-1 FAVORITE IN $500,000 VINERY SPIRAL STAKES

     The Bay Area’s Positive Response is the 3-to-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday’s $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes, a key Kentucky Derby prep at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky.

     Winner of the California Derby and Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, Positive Response is trained by William E. Morey and owned in partnership by Morey, Ray Pagano, Roger Newman and Saul Gevertz.

Win a Day at the Races With Top Dog Facebook Photo Contest

BERKELEY, CALIF – March 22, 2011 - Weiner Nationals returns to Golden Gate Fields on April 9, 2011, but  Facebook fans who don’t’ have a Dachshund to compete in the annual race are still in luck! Between March 21 and April 8 any Top Dog can compete in the Bay Area horse racing track’s Facebook Contest to win great prizes.

Dubai World Cup Betting Friday At GGF; Weekend Features Simulcast Of Derby Preps

     Golden Gate Fields will offer wagering on the $26 million Dubai World Cup program and also simulcast a trio of Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend.

     Live racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Thursday with an eight-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.

Jockey Baze, Trainer Morey Enjoy Three-Win Afternoons

     Jockey Russell Baze and trainer William E. Morey each enjoyed a three-victory afternoon at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.  

     Baze, who also had riding hat tricks on Friday and Saturday, won Sunday’s first race with Yvett’s Pride ($4.40) and then teamed up with Morey for victories with Jaylo Marino ($4.00) in the third race and Irish-bred Cash Queen Anna ($2.60) in the fifth.

Baze, Krigger Triple At GGF; Blind Luck Second At Oaklawn

     Jockeys Russell Baze and Kevin Krigger both rode three winners Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Baze secured his riding hat trick with victories aboard Nepobedimiy ($3.00) in first race, Tropical Heat ($4.40) in the third, and Lady for a Day ($3.40) in the seventh.  Baze is the leading rider at the 2010-2011 meeting with 75 victories.

Golden Gate Fields Top Dog Facebook Contest

     Weiner Nationals returns to Golden Gate Fields on April 9, 2011, but if you don’t’ have a Dachshund to compete in the annual race, you’re still in luck! Between March 21 and April 8, 2011 your dog can compete in our Facebook Photo Contest and you can win great prizes!

Blind Luck Favored At Oaklawn Park, Sway Away Second Choice In Rebel

     Based on morning-line odds, Northern California trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and Jeff Bonde have a good chance to sweep the graded stakes races at Oaklawn Park Saturday.

     Hollendorfer’s Blind Luck, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, is an 8-to-5 favorite on the morning line to win the Grade 3 $150,000 Azeri Stakes at the racetrack located in Hot Springs, Ark.  Bonde’s Sway Away is the 5-to-2 second choice in the Grade 2 $300,000 Rebel Stakes.

Sherman Extends Winning Streak At Golden Gate Fields

     Trainer Steve Sherman extended his winning streak and jockey Kevin Krigger rode three winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Sherman, who went 4-for-4 last Sunday, made it six wins in a row at Golden Gate Fields by going 2-for-2 Thursday.  Sherman scored his St. Patrick’s Day double with Glad’s a Smilin ($4.60) in the sixth race and Luberon ($4.20) in the eighth.

Hollendorfer, Bonde Seek Stakes Wins At Oaklawn Park Saturday

     Northern California trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and Jeff Bonde will both gun for graded stakes wins at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday.

     Hollendorfer will send out his champion filly Blind Luck in the Grade 3 $150,000 Azeri Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile contest for fillies and mares.  Bonde will saddle his Kentucky Derby hope, Sway Away, in the Grade 2 $300,000 Rebel Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race for
3-year-olds.

Sherman Wins Four Straight Races At GGF, Including Feature With Goggles McCoy

     Goggles McCoy made a very impressive 4-year-old debut Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he dominated four rivals in the $48,360 allowance feature and kicked off a four-race winning streak for trainer Steve Sherman.