Racing News

KYLE FREY SUFFERS LEG AND ARM FRACTURES IN SATURDAY SPILL

ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Kyle Frey suffered left-leg and right-arm fractures in a fifth-race spill Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 
Frey’s mount Pure Comedy was leading in the stretch when he ducked out under left-handed urging. Frey was unseated, then was struck by a trailing horse.
 
Frey was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland where it was determined the 24-year-old had fractured his left femur and right humerus, according to track physician Dr. David Seftel.

NATURAL HAT TRICK PROPELS JUAN HERNANDEZ TO 1,000TH U.S. VICTORY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Juan Hernandez won three consecutive races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, picking up his 1,000th victory in the United States in the process. 
 
The milestone win came in race 7 when She’s Flush ($17.20) turned back odds-on favorite Bottle Blonde to take the $32,000 claiming event for fillies and mares by a neck.
 

JOCKEY OROZCO PICKS UP FIRST WIN FRIDAY AT GOLDEN GATE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Apprentice jockey Kevin Orozco won his first race by scoring aboard Elle Woods Too in the Friday finale at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Orozco, 19, went immediately to the lead aboard Elle Woods Too, who was cutting back in distance off a pair of route tries. Flying Tee offered a challenge in the stretch, but Elle Woods Too held firm to prevail by one length in the six-furlong maiden special weight for fillies and mares.
 

‘NASHVILLE’ MAKES OUTSIDE RUN TO WIN LOST IN THE FOG

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Outside Nashville surged past No Silent at the sixteenth pole to win the $53,715 Lost in the Fog Stakes for 4-year-olds and up on Monday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

ALVARADO SWEEPS SUNDAY CO-FEATURES

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016

FRANK CONVERSATION TURNS BACK TUSK IN GRADE 3, $200,000 EL CAMINO REAL DERBY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Favored Frank Conversation claimed the lead in upper stretch and held off a bid from long shot Tusk to win the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. 
 

NO SILENT RETURNS TO GOLDEN GATE FOR LOST IN THE FOG

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – No Silent ships north to Golden Gate Fields to contest the $50,000 added Lost in the Fog on Monday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
The Lost in the Fog is a six-furlong event for 4-year-olds and up and was carded as the seventh race on the Presidents Day card.
 

FREY WINS FIVE ON FRIDAY AT GOLDEN GATE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Kyle Frey registered five wins from eight mounts Friday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Frey, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Apprentice, won race 2 with Distinctive Run ($3.60), race 3 with Percy’s Bluff ($7.60), race 4 with Scathing ($5.20), race 6 with Colored Crayon ($7) and race 7 with Rose Among Thorns ($9). He was fourth in race 1, fifth in race 5 and seventh in race 8.  
 

GUTIERREZ LOOKS TO ADD EL CAMINO TO LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Mario Gutierrez, who competed at Golden Gate Fields before gaining fame as the rider of I’ll Have Another and Nyquist, will try to win Northern California’s biggest race when he rides Frank Conversation on Saturday in the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.
 

FRANK CONVERSATION FACES FULL FIELD IN EL CAMINO

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Frank Conversation heads a full field of 14 entered in the 35th edition of the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby.