Racing News

Outside Nashville Impressive In Winning Golden Nugget Stakes

     Outside Nashville pulled away from pacesetter Strong Wind down the stretch and scored an impressive 4 1/2-length victory in the $54,200 Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Outside Nashville, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Dennis Carr, won the six-furlong feature for 2-year-olds in a quick 1:09.54.  Zeewat, another colt trained by Hollendorfer, finished third, three-quarters of a length behind Strong Wind.

Feature Race Victory Caps 4-For-5 Day For Baze

     A hard-fought victory aboard My Best Bet in the $31,520 allowance feature capped a four-win afternoon for jockey Russell Baze at Golden Gate Fields Friday.  

     Baze, who had two of his mounts scratched from the eight-race program, went 4-for-5 on the day.  The Hall of Famer won the first race with Gypsy Spirit ($5.20), the second with For Sure for Sure ($5.40), the fourth with Mahogany Ridge ($3.60), and the seventh with My Best Bet ($6.00).

Friday Feature Is Prep For Gold Rush Stakes

     Possible candidates for the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes will be in action Friday at Golden Gate Fields in the seventh race, a one-mile allowance test for 2-year-olds.

     The Gold Rush will be run Saturday, Dec. 8, and the top finishers in Friday’s main event will likely be pointed to the one-mile stakes.   First post Friday is 12:45 p.m., and post time for the seventh race is 3:52 p.m.

Strong Wind Heads Cast Of Six In Golden Nugget Stakes

     Strong Wind, a romping winner of the $100,000 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar, heads a cast of six 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s $50,000-added Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Golden Nugget will be decided at six furlongs and is the featured third race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the Golden Nugget is 1:45 p.m.

Advance Ticket Notches 10th Career Victory

     The 6-year-old mare Advance Ticket recorded her 10th career victory Sunday when she charged from sixth in a field of eight to win the $40,652 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     Advance Ticket, ridden by Abel Cedillo, ran down 9-5 favorite Sister Kate and jockey Russell Baze in the final furlong to capture the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares by one length.  Belle Passe, ridden by Inoel Beato, finished third.

Golden Gate Fields Will Conduct Toys-For-Tots Toy Drive Sunday During Dollar Day Card

     Golden Gate Fields will conduct a Toys-For-Tots Toy Drive during its Dollar Day card Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. and track is offering fans $1 general admission, $1 racing programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas.

     Patrons donating a toy to the toy drive will receive a free club house pass to Golden Gate Fields.  The toys must be new and unwrapped and will be accepted at all admission gates.

10 Local Races, Breeders’ Cup Simulcast Saturday At Golden Gate Fields

     Golden Gate Fields will present a 10-race card Saturday and also simulcast all the action from Day 2 of Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita.

     All admission gates open at 9 a.m. and post time at Santa Anita is 10:05 a.m. while first post at Golden Gate Fields is 11:40 a.m.  

     Post time for the first Breeders’ Cup race, the Juvenile Turf (Race 4), is 11:50 a.m.

Baze Rides Four Winners At Golden Gate Fields, Will Pilot 30-1 Class Included In Breeders’ Cup Friday

     Jockey Russell Baze gained some momentum for his road trip to the Breeders’ Cup by riding four winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Baze scored with Mardi’s Tough Game ($9.80) in the first race, Step On the Gas ($6,00) in the third, French Alps ($5.20) in the fourth, and Mile High Bunk ($3.00) in the sixth.  

Live Racing Cards, Breeders’ Cup Simulcasts Make For Big Week At Golden Gate Fields

     Golden Gate Fields will present live racing programs Thursday through Sunday and also simulcast the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Friday and Saturday.  

     Racing will begin at the usual 12:45 p.m. post time Thursday and Sunday, however, there will be special post times and gate opens Friday and Saturday for the Breeders’ Cup simulcasts.

Positive Response Gets First Turf Victory

     Positive Response, the 2011 California Derby winner, recorded his first turf victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he charged from off the pace to capture the $36,150 allowance feature by 2 1/4 lengths.

     Positive Response, trained by William E. Morey and ridden by Dennis Carr, won the one-mile main event for 3-year-olds and up in 1:36.57 and paid $14.40 as a 6-1 overlay in the betting.