Racing News

Hollendorfer Longshots Run One-Two In Feature

     Leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent out a pair of longshots in Sunday’s feature at Golden Gate Fields and then watched them run one-two in the
1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares.

     Rainbow Luck, an 11-to-1 outsider ridden by Frank Alvarado, held off Cover Story, a 9-to-1 shot ridden by Catalino Martinez, to win the allowance contest by a neck.  Eyes On the Prize finished third.

Positive Response Wires Field In Gold Rush Stakes at GGF

     The 2-year-old gelding Positive Response and 29-year-old French jockey Julien Couton both earned their first stakes victory Saturday when they ran away with the $75,900 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

Simulcast Wagering Wednesday, Dec. 15

Golden Gate Fields will open its Club House at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 15 for a simulcast wagering program.

     Live racing at Golden Gate Fields will resume next week on Thursday, December 16.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Positive Response Favored On Gold Rush Stakes Morning Line

     Positive results are expected from Positive Response in the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Positive Response is a 2-to-1 favorite on the morning line to win the Gold Rush, a one-mile race for 2-year-olds.  The Gold Rush, scheduled to be run at 3:45 p.m., is the seventh race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.

Baze Wins With Favorite, Then Price Horse at GGF

     Jockey Russell Baze rode back-to-back winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, scoring with a heavy favorite and a price horse.  

     Baze won the sixth race with 3-to-5 favorite Bimbo Magic, who romped home by
3 1/4 lengths and paid $3.20.  Bimbo Magic, claimed by William E. Morey from leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for $10,000 on Nov. 17, was claimed back by “The Dorf” Thursday for $12,500.
 

Gold Rush Stakes Highlights Four-Day Racing Week At GGF

     The $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes highlights a four-day racing week at Golden Gate Fields, which will present eight-race programs Thursday and Friday and nine-race cards Saturday and Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day.

     The Gold Rush is a one-mile race for 2-year-olds that will be contested Saturday.  A steppingstone the California Derby on Jan. 15, the Gold Rush attracted a field of eight and will be run at approximately at 3:45 p.m.

Apprentice Frey Rides His First Winner At GGF

     Apprentice rider Kyle Frey notched the first victory of his career Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he piloted 13-to-1 longshot Terina to an off-the-pace score in the seventh race.

     Breaking from the outside post in a field of seven, Terina and Frey were forced to take the overland route but still managed to get up in time to win the six-furlong race for fillies and mares by a half-length over Kopper Kelly.

Smiling Tiger Has Easy Breeze

   Smiling Tiger, working for just the second time since his third-place finish in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 handily Sunday morning at Golden Gate Fields.

Simulcast Wagering Wednesday

     Golden Gate Fields will open its Club House at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a simulcast wagering program that will feature action from Aqueduct (beginning at 10:52 a.m.), Laurel (11 a.m.), Hawthorne
(11:30 a.m.), Portland Meadows (12:40 p.m.) and Penn National (3:30 p.m.).

     Live racing at Golden Gate Fields will resume Thursday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Cathy’s Crunches Completes Stakes Hat Trick At GGF

      The precocious 2-year-old filly Cathy’s Crunches completed a stakes hat trick at Golden Gate Fields when she rallied smartly from just off the pace to win the $76,200 Corte Madera Stakes Saturday.