Racing News

Baze Wins With Favorite, Then Price Horse at GGF

     Jockey Russell Baze rode back-to-back winners Thursday at Golden Gate Fields, scoring with a heavy favorite and a price horse.  

     Baze won the sixth race with 3-to-5 favorite Bimbo Magic, who romped home by
3 1/4 lengths and paid $3.20.  Bimbo Magic, claimed by William E. Morey from leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for $10,000 on Nov. 17, was claimed back by “The Dorf” Thursday for $12,500.

Gold Rush Stakes Highlights Four-Day Racing Week At GGF

     The $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes highlights a four-day racing week at Golden Gate Fields, which will present eight-race programs Thursday and Friday and nine-race cards Saturday and Sunday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day.

     The Gold Rush is a one-mile race for 2-year-olds that will be contested Saturday.  A steppingstone the California Derby on Jan. 15, the Gold Rush attracted a field of eight and will be run at approximately at 3:45 p.m.

Apprentice Frey Rides His First Winner At GGF

     Apprentice rider Kyle Frey notched the first victory of his career Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when he piloted 13-to-1 longshot Terina to an off-the-pace score in the seventh race.

     Breaking from the outside post in a field of seven, Terina and Frey were forced to take the overland route but still managed to get up in time to win the six-furlong race for fillies and mares by a half-length over Kopper Kelly.

Smiling Tiger Has Easy Breeze

   Smiling Tiger, working for just the second time since his third-place finish in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 handily Sunday morning at Golden Gate Fields.

Simulcast Wagering Wednesday

     Golden Gate Fields will open its Club House at 10 a.m. Wednesday for a simulcast wagering program that will feature action from Aqueduct (beginning at 10:52 a.m.), Laurel (11 a.m.), Hawthorne
(11:30 a.m.), Portland Meadows (12:40 p.m.) and Penn National (3:30 p.m.).

     Live racing at Golden Gate Fields will resume Thursday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Cathy’s Crunches Completes Stakes Hat Trick At GGF

      The precocious 2-year-old filly Cathy’s Crunches completed a stakes hat trick at Golden Gate Fields when she rallied smartly from just off the pace to win the $76,200 Corte Madera Stakes Saturday.

Back-to-Back Dollar Days to Bring in the New Year at GGF

Golden Gate Fields will be starting the New Year off right with back-to-back Dollar Day’s on January 1st AND 2nd.  $1 General Admission ∙ $1 General Parking ∙ $1 Programs ∙ $1 Hot Dogs ∙ $1 Beers ∙ $1 Sodas. Please exit Buchanan Street for General Admission and Parking.

Cathy’s Crunches Seeks Third Straight Stakes Win at GGF

     Cathy’s Crunches will gun for her third straight stakes victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she heads a field of nine 2-year-old fillies in the $75,000 Corte Madera Stakes.

     The Corte Madera is the featured seventh race on a nine-race card that begins at
12:45 p.m.  Fans attending the track with a paid admission will receive a free Golden Gate Fields fleece jacket.

Taif Wins Sprint Feature At Golden Gate Fields; Track Cancels Cards Set For Dec. 8 and Dec. 15

     Taif, receiving a confident ride from jockey Chad Schvaneveldt, ran down Court Mischief in the stretch and won the $32,492 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields by 1 1/2 lengths Thursday.

     Court Mischief, making his first start in nearly 15 months, was hustled to the lead by jockey Russell Baze and set the pace to the stretch.  Taif, always within striking distance under Schvaneveldt, moved up strongly to draw even with Court Mischief in midstretch and then pulled away in the final sixteenth of a mile.

Hallelujah Trail Rewards Believers At Golden Gate Fields

     Hallelujah Trail rewarded her many believers at Golden Gate Fields Wednesday when she won the featured seventh race as the 7-to-5 favorite.

     Hallelujah Trail, ridden by Chad Schvaneveldt, came from just off the pace to capture the six-furlong allowance/optional claiming race by one length over Yodelady O in 1:10.54.  Waynetta finished third, beaten a half-length by Yodelady O.