Racing News

Tamarando Has Final Work For Spiral Stakes

Tamarando, winner of the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, worked seven furlongs on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface in 1:28.00 handily Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 3 $550,000 Spiral Stakes. 
 
     The Spiral, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds that rewards its winner with 50 qualifying points toward the Kentucky Derby, will be run Saturday at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. 
Russell Baze will ride Tamarando in the Spiral and he was aboard for Sunday’s drill.

Marks Mine Triumphs In Camilla Urso Stakes

Marks Mine, the even-money favorite ridden by Frank Alvarado, held off Happybirthdaybaby and jockey Russell Baze through the final furlong to win the $59,400 Camilla Urso Stakes by a half-length Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

Favorites Marks Mine, Summer Hit Look Tough Saturday

     Marks Mine and Summer Hit, a pair of multiple stakes-winners, look like favorites that will be hard to beat Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Marks Mine is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $50,000-added Camilla Urso Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares that is carded as the seventh race on a nine-race program.
 

Dizzy Tizzy Completes Hat Trick

      The 3-year-old filly Dizzy Tizzy recorded her third straight victory Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when she posted a front-running score in the featured sixth race.
 
     Ridden by Abel Cedillo, Dizzy Tizzy shook loose from fellow speedster Solo Ella at the top of the stretch and then held off When I’m Calling U and Moving Seas through the final furlong to win the six-furlong starter allowance race by 1 1/4 lengths.  
 

Marks Mine Tops Camilla Urso Stakes Entrants

     Marks Mine, a three-time stakes winner from the barn of veteran trainer Steve Specht, heads a field of eight fillies and mares entered in the $50,000-added Camilla Urso Stakes. 
 
     The six-furlong Camilla Urso will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and the feature is the seventh race on a nine-race program.  First post is 12:45 p.m.  The Camilla Urso will be run at approximately 3:45 p.m.
 

Golden Gate Fields Adds Alcatraz Stakes

     Golden Gate Fields racing secretary David Jerkens announced today that the $75,000-guaranteed Alcatraz Stakes has been added to the winter-spring meeting stakes schedule and that the $100,000 Campanile Stakes has been moved from May 31 to June 8.
 
     The Alcatraz is for 3-year-olds and will be run at one mile on the Lakeside Turf Course on Sunday, May 11.  Nominations for the race will close May 1.  
 

Hollendorfer Barn Has Three Winners At Golden Gate Fields While Boss Is Winning At Santa Anita

     Team members of the Jerry Hollendorfer racing stable sent out three winners at Golden Gate Fields Saturday while the boss was at Santa Anita winning the Grade 2 $251,250 San Carlos Stakes with Sahara Sky ($8.80).
 

Simulcast Of $750,000 Big ’Cap Featured Saturday

     Golden Gate Fields’ nine-race program Saturday will be bolstered by the simulcast of the Grade 1 $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
 
     The Big ’Cap highlights a tremendous 11-race card at Santa Anita that also features the Grade 2 $300,000 San Felipe Stakes, the Grade 2 $250,000 San Carlos Stakes, and the Grade 1 $350,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile.  
 

Diamond Stilettos Upsets 1-5 Favorite Cast In Silver

     Irish-bred Diamond Stilettos, making her second U.S. start, upset 1-5 favorite Cast in Silver in a one-mile allowance race for 3-year-old fillies Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Cast in Silver, who last weekend was one of the 23 individual betting interests in the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager, had won her debut in very impressive fashion on Feb. 16 and was hammered down to 1-9 on the tote board during most of the betting Thursday.
 

Promising 3-Year-Olds In Action Thursday At Golden Gate Fields

     A pair of promising 3-year-olds, the filly Cast in Silver and the colt Grazen’s Hope, will be in action Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
     Cast in Silver, a Kentucky-bred daughter of City Zip, ran away to a 5 1/2-length victory when she made her career debut in a six-furlong maiden allowance race on     Feb. 16 at Golden Gate Fields.  The bay filly will try two turns Thursday when she faces five rivals in the fourth race, a one-mile allowance test.