Racing News

Cast Of Six Set To Run In $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes

     The $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes, a steppingstone race to the 2012 California Derby, will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Gold Rush is a one-mile test for 2-year-olds and entries for the race were taken Wednesday morning.  Six juveniles were signed up for the feature and the top performers in the race will likely be pointed for the $100,000 California Derby on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Jockey Cedillo Records Riding Hat Trick At GGF

     Jockey Abel Cedillo closed out the racing week at Golden Gate Fields by riding three winners Sunday.

     Cedillo won back-to-back races in the middle of the card, taking the fifth race with Looking Out ($5.20) and the sixth with Unveiled Heat ($3.80).  Cedillo completed his riding hat trick when he won the featured eighth race with Sweetly Peppered ($5.80).

Jockey Baze, Trainer Sherman Each Win Pair Of Races At GGF

     Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Steve Sherman each recorded a pair of victories Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

Jockey Alvarado Continues His Thanksgiving Week Win Feast

     Jockey Frank Alvarado continues to enjoy a feast of victories at Golden Gate Fields during Thanksgiving week.

     Alvarado celebrated Thanksgiving Day by riding four winners Thursday.  The veteran rider came back with a riding double Friday and followed that up with a riding triple Saturday.

Rare Double Dead-Heat at GGF

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The seventh race featured a rare double dead-heat as Monomonac Playboy and Bertie Boy tied for third.