Racing News

Hudson Landing Sharp In Work For San Francisco Mile

     The 7-year-old gelding Hudson Landing tuned up for the $100,000 San Francisco Mile by working four furlongs in 48 3/5 handily Saturday morning at Golden Gate Fields.
     A Grade 3 turf stakes for 3-year-olds and up, the SF Mile will be run next Saturday.  Hudson Landing is one of eight runners already confirmed for Northern California’s top grass race.

Jeranimo Among 20 Nominated To San Francisco Mile

     Jeranimo, an 8-year-old horse who has won eight graded stakes and earned more than $1.5 million, is among the 20 runners nominated to the $100,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields.
     Northern California’s top turf race, the Grade 3 SF Mile will be run Saturday, April 26.  Fans attending the track that day will receive a free SF Mile T-shirt.

Racing Resumes Friday At Golden Gate Fields

After a four-day break, thoroughbred racing resumes Friday at Golden Gate Fields.  Post time Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday is 12:45 p.m.
     Golden Gate Fields will also race on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule next week before resuming its traditional Thursday-through-Sunday schedule May 1. 

Doubles Galore At Golden Gate Fields Sunday

Sunday was a day for doubles at Golden Gate Fields.
     Jockeys Frank Alvarado, Russell Baze and Abel Cedillo all had riding doubles and conditioner Tim Bellasis had a training double.
     Alvarado tallied with a pair of favorites, taking the first race aboard Malibu Rum ($4.00) and the fifth with What Goes Around ($5.80).

Baze Comes Off Bench To Win Five Races

Returning from a three-day riding suspension with a vengeance, Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze won five races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Baze, who received his benching for causing interference in the stretch aboard Gold Tie Please in the first race on March 29, scored with his first mount back when he took the second race with Black Spirit ($7.00). 

Hurricane Lake Prevails In Blanket Finish

     Hurricane Lake, receiving a strong ride from veteran jockey Frank Alvarado, rallied between front-runners Atomic Rule and Welcome Home Ryan in the final sixteenth of a mile and got up to win the $31,470 feature race in a photo finish Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

Central Heat Edges Handfull On Golden Gate Fields Turf

Central Heat brought the heat down the stretch and edged 9-5 favorite Handfull by a neck in the $25,865 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.
     Central Heat, ridden by William Antongeorgi III, kept front-running Handfull and jockey Frank Alvarado honest on the lead by sticking within a length of the favorite down the backstretch.

Valiant Flame Rallies To Win Tribesman Feature

Valiant Flame, ridden by Pedro Terrero, scored a last-to-first upset in the $39,095 Tribesman sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
     The fourth betting choice in a field of six, Valiant Flame accelerated powerfully down the middle of the racetrack to get up and win the six-furlong allowance race by a half-length over 7-5 favorite Tribal Jewel.  Ourwestcoastghost, the 5-2 second choice, finished third. 

Lady Fifty Two Scores Game Win Under Baze

     Lady Fifty Two, the 3-5 favorite ridden by Russell Baze, charged down the middle of the track and got up just in time to win the six-furlong allowance feature for 3-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Improving to 2-for-2 since returning from a seven-month layoff, Lady Fifty Two surged by front-runners Frisco Fog and Miss Loujean in the final yards and stopped the timer in a good 1:10.31.  Frisco Fog edged Miss Loujean by a head for second.