Racing News

Jockey Lopez Gets 1,000th U.S. Win Aboard Sourdough Sam In Oakland Stakes

     Jockey David Lopez recorded his 1,000th victory in the U.S. in dramatic fashion Saturday when he rallied Sourdough Sam from last to first in the $65,280 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     Sourdough Sam, a stretch-running son of Decarchy, mowed down 4-to-5 favorite Shudacudawudya in the final yards to win the six-furlong Oakland by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:09.68.  Starboardlights, who contested a hot early pace with Tribesman, hung on for third in a good effort.

Gryder Celebrates Opening Day At Golden Gate Fields With Four Wins

    Jockey Aaron Gryder, who took leading rider honors at the 2011 summer meeting at Golden Gate Fields, got off to a great start at the track’s 2011 fall meeting by riding four winners Thursday.

Golden Gate Fields Launches 36-Day Fall Meeting Thursday

     Golden Gate Fields will launch its 2011 fall meeting Thursday and the 36-day season will offer fans many promotions and racing highlights, including the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and a big day-after-Thanksgiving program that will feature the $100,000 All American Stakes.

     The fall meeting will run through Sunday, Dec. 18, and racing will be conducted four days a week on a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.


    Golden Gate Fields and radio station KNBR (680 AM), The Sports Leader, are teaming up to offer fans the opportunity to spend a day at the races with radio personality Patrick “P-Conn” Connor.   

Win a Day at the Races with GGF Facebook Contest

One of the most curious San Francisco sights meshes with one of the most fun things to do in San Francisco on Oct. 22 when Golden Gate Fields hosts Dog Day at the Races, and fans can get a jumpstart on the event in a contest that offers great prizes.

Between now and October 17, 2011, Golden Gate Fields is inviting Bay Area residents to enter its Facebook Photo Contest with the chance to win prizes like a day at the races or a fleece blanket.

Top Dog Facebook Contest

October 22 is Dog Day at the track, but we didn’t want everyone else to miss out on the fun.

Between now and October 17, 2011, you and your four-legged friend can compete in our Facebook Photo Contest and you can win great prizes!

It’s easy to enter and win. Simply “Like” Golden Gate Fields’ Facebook page at, post a photo of your dog, preferably in a Halloween costume, on the Golden Gate Fields Facebook wall, tag Golden Gate Fields in the photo and tell your friends to comment.

Trainer Sherman Has Two-Win Lead Heading Into Sunday’s Finale At GGF

     Trainer Steve Sherman saddled two winners Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and enters Sunday’s closing-day card with a two-victory advantage over Jerry Hollendorfer.

     Sherman leads Hollendorfer 17-15 in victories and is scheduled to start five horses during the 10-race finale of the summer meeting, including a pair of runners in both the third and eighth races.