Racing News

Pair Of $1 Million Races Will Be Simulcast To Golden Gate Fields This Weekend

     The $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga and the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar will both be simulcast to Golden Gate Fields this weekend.

     Golden Gate Fields will present live racing Friday through Sunday.  Post time for Friday’s eight-race Happy Hour card, which features half-price admission, food and drink specials and live music, is 3:45 p.m.  Post time Saturday and Sunday is 1:15 p.m.

Gomez Records Riding Hat Trick, Couton Scores Another Double

     Alejandro Gomez and Julien Couton ended the first week of racing at Golden Gate Fields’ summer meeting tied atop the jockey standings after recording multiple victories Sunday.  

     Gomez posted a riding hat trick, taking the third race with Sea Rascal ($7.00), the seventh with Love Mobile ($6.80) and the eighth with Koby Jo ($15.40).  

Trainer Vallejo Enjoys A Double During Happy Hour On Opening Day

     Trainer Genaro Vallejo celebrated Happy Hour racing at Golden Gate Fields by saddling two winners Friday afternoon as the East Bay track kicked off its summer meeting.

Golden Gate Fields Opens Summer Meeting Friday Afternoon With ‘Happy Hour’ Racing

     Golden Gate Fields opens its 2012 summer meeting Friday with a “Happy Hour” racing program that features half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races.  Post time for the eight-race opener is 3:45 p.m.

     The 17-day summer session runs through Sunday, Sept. 16, and racing will be conducted on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule.  There will be special racing cards on Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day), and Wednesday, Sept. 5 (closing day at Del Mar).

Happy Hour Racing, Family Fun Days, Dollar Sundays All On Tap At Golden Gate Fields Summer Meeting

     Golden Gate Fields will present Happy Hour racing programs on the first three Fridays of the 2012 summer meeting, which opens Friday, Aug. 17, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 16.

     The Happy Hour cards will be held on Aug. 17, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 and feature half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races.  Post time for the Happy Hour programs is 3:45 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields Open All Summer For Simulcast Wagering

     Golden Gate Fields will be open all summer for simulcast wagering on horseracing action from across the country.  Live racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields on Aug. 17, when the East Bay track opens its 2012 summer meeting.

     Simulcast wagering is offered on a Wednesday-through-Sunday schedule in the Golden Gate Fields club house.  Gates open at 10 a.m.

Leading Men At GGF Team Up For Victory On Closing Day

     Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, the leading men at Golden Gate Fields, teamed up for a victory on closing day of the track’s 2011-2012 winter/spring season.  The Sunday finale attracted a crowd of 8,189.

Anytime Magic Breaks Maiden In Lost In The Fog Stakes

     Anytime Magic made his first start a memorable one by rambling to a
2 1/4-length victory in the $54,650 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

    A Kentucky-bred son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, Anytime Magic captured the five-furlong dash for 2-year-olds in :59.59 under jockey David Lopez.  Native Treasure, the 6-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/2 lengths over Saint Prado.

Native Treasure 5-2 Favorite In Lost In The Fog Stakes

     Native Treasure, who led every step of the way en route to winning his career debut by three lengths, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $50,000-added Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Saturday is Fan Appreciation Day at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time is 1:15 p.m. and fans attending the races with a paid admission will receive a coupon good for a free gift.  Sports bags, sweatshirts, clocks, frames, blankets and chairs are among the items that will be given away.