Racing News

Golden Gate Fields Opens 101-Day Winter/Spring Meeting Thursday

     Thoroughbred racing in Northern California resumes Thursday, Dec. 26, when Golden Gate Fields opens its 2013-2014 winter/spring meeting, a 101-day season that runs through June 15.
 
     There is a special 12:15 p.m. post time for the nine-race opener.  
 

Doubles Galore On Closing Day At Golden Gate Fields

     The patrons at the bar in the Turf Club weren’t the only ones ordering up doubles Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.  
 
     Jockeys Frank Alvarado, Juan Hernandez, Isaias Enriquez and apprentice Ricardo Gonzalez enjoyed riding doubles, and Steve Sherman had a training double on closing-day of the track’s fall meeting.
 

Fall Meeting Concludes Sunday With ‘Dollar Day’ Card

     Golden Gate Fields will wrap up its fall meeting Sunday with a nine-race “Dollar Day” card.  Post time for the finale is 12:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas are just $1 each. 
 
     The feature race on closing day is the eighth race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance test on the turf.  Pepnic, a 4-year-old colt who has won three of his last five starts, is the 5-2 morning line favorite.
 

Early Post Time For 10-Race Saturday Card

Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a special early post time of 12:15 p.m. for Saturday’s 10-race program – the penultimate card of the fall meeting.  
 
The fall season concludes Sunday with a nine-race program that begins at the standard post time of 12:45 p.m.
 

Hernandez Makes It Back-To-Back Riding Triples

     Jockey Juan Hernandez, a winner of three races last Sunday, picked up where he left off by riding three more winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Hernandez took the first race aboard Capo ($9.00), the third race with Charlie Company ($5.40), and the fifth with Jerry’s Fever ($5.80).  Charlie Company was the lone favorite among the Hernandez winners.
 

Final Week Of Fall Meeting To Include A 10-Race Card On Saturday

     The final week of action at Golden Gate Fields’ fall meeting will feature eight-race cards Thursday and Friday, a 10-race program Saturday, and a nine-race finale Sunday.
 
     The track has scheduled a special early post time of 12:15 p.m. for Saturday’s expanded card.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
 

Moonshine Bay Dominates In Sprint Feature

     Moonshine Bay, the lone speed horse in a talented but compact field of five, dominated in the $44,200 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
 
     Moonshine Bay broke alertly under Dennis Carr and cruised to a clear lead, which he maintained through an opening quarter of a mile in 23.20 and a half-mile in 45.90.  With plenty left for the stretch run, Moonshine Bay easily held off Administer to win the six-furlong allowance race by 1 3/4 lengths in an impressive 1:09.51.
 

Exit Stage Left Improves To 2-For-2 With Win In Gold Rush Stakes

     Exit Stage Left earned his second stakes victory in as many starts when he came from just off the pace to capture the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     A game winner of the six-furlong Golden Nugget Stakes on Nov. 9, Exit Stage Left defeated Argyle Cut by one length in the one-mile Gold Rush.  Exit Stage Left was timed in 1:38.53 and paid $3.20 as the heavy 2-5 favorite in a field of five.
  

Exit Stage Left 7-5 Favorite In Gold Rush Stakes

     Exit Stage Left, a colt that captured the Golden Nugget Stakes in his career debut on Nov. 9, is the 7-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     The Gold Rush, a one-mile event for 2-year-olds, is the third race on a nine-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the Gold Rush is 1:45 p.m.
 

10-Year-Old Stormy Surge Notches Second Win In Two Weeks

     Stormy Surge, a 10-year-old gelding from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, scored his second victory in two weeks when he outran his rivals down the stretch to win the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.