Racing News

Racing Resumes At Golden Gate Fields Friday With $314,910 Carryover In Golden Pick 6

     Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Friday with a seven-race program that includes an impressive $314,910 carryover in the Golden Pick 6.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.
 

Victory In Lost In The Fog Stakes Highlights Four-Win Day For Amador

     A front-running victory aboard 3-2 favorite Marino’s Wild Cat in the $60,460 Lost in the Fog Stakes highlighted a four-victory afternoon for jockey Silvio Amador at Golden Gate Fields Monday.
 
     Marino’s Wild Cat sped to the lead soon after the start of the six-furlong sprint for older horses and set fractions of 22.78 and 45.17 while being tracked by come-backing Exit Stage Left, who entered the race undefeated in three starts – all stakes victories.
 

Well-Traveled Giant Sandman Will Make U.S. Debut Monday In Lost In The Fog Stakes

     Irish-bred Giant Sandman has raced in Norway, Sweden, England, Germany, France and Dubai.  Monday at Golden Gate Fields, the 8-year-old horse will make his U.S. debut in the $50,000-added Lost in the Fog Stakes.
 
     A six-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, the Lost in the Fog is the featured seventh race on a special Presidents’ Day racing program.  First post is 12:45 p.m., and the Lost in the Fog is scheduled to be run at approximately 3:45 p.m.
 

Metaboss Wins $200,000 El Camino Real Derby With Big Stretch Kick

     Metaboss gave trainer Jeff Bonde of Pleasanton his first victory in the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby when he rallied from eighth in a field of 10 to win Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep race going away Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

Conquest Typhoon And Hall Of Famer Smith Favored In $200,000 El Camino Real Derby

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, the winningest rider in Breeders’ Cup history, will be at Golden Gate Fields Saturday to ride 7-2 morning line favorite Conquest Typhoon in the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.
 

Taking A Closer Look At The El Camino Real Derby Entrants

     Ten 3-year-olds have been entered in the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby, a 
1 1/8-mile test and Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep.  The race will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields at approximately 3:55 p.m., and following is a look at the horses, listed in alphabetical order.
 

Lineup For 34th El Camino Real Derby Is Filled With Hall Of Fame Horsemen

     The Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby will have its 34th running Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and the lineup for this year’s edition of Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep is loaded with Hall of Fame horsemen.
 
     The Bay Area’s long-time racing kingpins, jockey Russell Baze (Hall of Fame class of 1999) and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer (2011), will team up with Stand and Salute as they try to win the El Camino Real Derby in unison for the sixth time.  

Conquest Typhoon Set For $200,000 El Camino Real Derby

     Conquest Typhoon, one of the finalists for the Sovereign Award as Canada’s top 2-year-old of 2014, will make his 3-year-old debut Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in the 
Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby.
 

Sharla Rae Completes Stakes Hat Trick

     Sharla Rae notched her third career stakes victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she ran down front-running favorite Glory in the final strides to capture the $51,615 California Oaks. 
 
    Sharla Rae, ridden by Silvio Amador, defeated 4-5 choice Glory and jockey Russell Baze by a neck in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds fillies.  Star Via Strada, ridden by Juan Hernandez, finished 2 1/4 lengths back in third.
 

Glory Is Even-Money Favorite In California Oaks

Glory, a filly purchased as a yearling for $260,000, is the even-money favorite in the $50,000-added California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
 
     The California Oaks is the main event on a nine-race local program that will be supplemented by the simulcast of the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes from Santa Anita.  The 1 1/8-mile San Antonio features a marquee matchup between 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome and once-beaten Shared Belief, who is based at Golden Gate Fields and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.