Racing News

Shudacudawudya Edges Cardiffbythesea In Family Feud

     In horse racing’s version of The Family Feud, Shudacudawudya edged his promising stablemate, Cardiffbythesea, by a half-length in the $40,382 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Monday.

     Shudacudawudya and Cardiffbythesea are both trained by Lloyd Mason, who owns Cardiffbythesea and conditions Shudacudawudya for his son, Brett, a horse owner and farrier.  Brett’s Shudacudawudya handed Lloyd’s Cardiffbythesea his first lost as the 4-year-old gelding went into the race 3-for-3.

Live Sundays Runs Down Starboardlights In Sprint Feature

     Live Sundays, receiving a strong ride from jockey Alejandro Gomez,  ran down Starboardlights in the final strides to win the $37,700 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.  

     Live Sundays ran six furlongs in 1:10.95 while defeating Starboardlights by a half-length in the allowance dash for 3-year-olds and up.  King Kelly finished third.

Control Seeker Dominates On Golden Gate Fields Turf

     Control Seeker took command from pacesetter Photo Shopped entering the stretch and went on to score an impressive 3 1/4-length victory in the $35,281 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Control Seeker, ridden by Francisco Duran, won the 1 1/16-mile allowance race in 1:44.40 and paid $6.40 as the second betting choice in a field of six.  Duke of Doom, the 8-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/2 lengths over Where’s the Remote.

Holiday Weekend Of Racing Begins With Friday Happy Hour Card

     A holiday weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields begins Friday with a seven-race Happy Hour program that starts at 3:45 p.m. and features half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races.  College students presenting a valid student ID will receive free admission.

Hollendorfer Has Training Triple At Golden Gate Fields

     Jerry Hollendorfer increased his lead in the Golden Gate Fields trainer standings by sending out three winners Sunday.

     Hollendorfer won the second race with Rosemount Lad ($4.80), the seventh with Lovely Daughter ($5.20), and the eighth with Gotnaceupersleeve ($15.20).  “The Dorf” leads his colleagues with nine victories through six days of racing at the 17-day summer meeting.

Oh Molly Brannigan Back In Action At Golden Gate Fields

     Oh Molly Brannigan, runner-up in both the Golden Poppy and Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in the spring, will make her first start at the summer meeting Sunday when she faces older rivals in the $26,800 allowance feature.

     Post time Sunday is 1:15 p.m. and Golden Gate Fields is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas.  The free summer concert series continues with The Department Of Rock performing on the Trackside Stage.

Couton Enjoys Another Multiple Win Day At Golden Gate Fields

     Jockey Julien Couton, picking up right where he left off last weekend, rode multiple winners Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

     Couton posted riding doubles last Saturday and Sunday but topped those performances by riding three straight winners Friday.  Couton scored his natural hat trick with a favorite and two longshots.

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.