Racing News

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO BROADCAST IN HD BEGINNING MARCH 17

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on March 17 will begin to broadcast its races using high-definition cameras and video, The Stronach Group has announced. 
 

SAILOR’S SERENADE, UNUSUALLY GREEN WIN SUNDAY CO-FEATURES

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Sailor’s Serenade and Unusually Green wrapped up the racing week by winning separate entry-level allowances that served as the final two races on Golden Gate Fields’ Sunday card.
 

TOUCHED BY AUTISM PREVAILS IN THREE-WAY THRILLER

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Touched by Autism surged between horses to win a $34,191 optional claimer for 3-year-olds by a head Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 

DOCS LEGACY WINS SUNDAY FEATURE, GIVES MARTINEZ RIDING TRIPLE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Docs Legacy employed his patented stretch run to win the $30,965 Sunday optional claiming feature, one of three wins on the program for jockey Catalino Martinez.
 

BAZE, LEDEZMA POST DOUBLES SATURDAY AT GOLDEN GATE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockey Russell Baze and trainer Sergio Ledezma won two races apiece Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.
 
Baze, who won four races on Thursday and one on Friday, added to his dominant lead in the Winter/Spring Meet rider standings by taking race 6 aboard Mal Verde ($5.60) and race 7 aboard Cnotesatisfaction ($7.40).
 

BAZE WINS FOUR THURSDAY AT GOLDEN GATE; FREY POSTS DOUBLE IN COMEBACK

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
 
ALBANY, CALIF. – Jockeys Russell Baze and Kyle Frey combined to win six of the seven races Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, with Baze sweeping races 2-5 and Frey bookending the card with victories in races 1 and 7.
 
Frey began the day by prevailing aboard No Ez Money ($3.80) in the opener. It was Frey’s first mount back following a spill in Saturday’s fifth race. 
 

DIAGNOSIS REVISED ON KYLE FREY: RIDER AVOIDS FRACTURES, INSTEAD SUFFERS SOFT-TISSUE INJURIES IN SATURDAY SPILL

ALBANY, CALIF. – The diagnosis on jockey Kyle Frey, injured in a Saturday spill at Golden Gate Fields, has been revised following a preliminary report that he had suffered left-leg and right-arm fractures.
 
Staff at Highland Hospital in Oakland initially reported to track physician Dr. David Seftel that X-rays suggested Frey suffered mid-shaft femoral and humeral fractures. Frey later underwent a CT scan, which showed that the rider instead had suffered hematomas and crush injuries to his muscles covering his femur and humerus. 

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.