Racing News

Baze Returns From Suspension To Go 5-for-6 At Golden Gate Fields

     Jockey Russell Baze returned from a three-day riding suspension with a vengeance Friday when he won with five of his six mounts at Golden Gate Fields.

     Baze, who received his penalty from the board of stewards for causing interference in the stretch with Stufdrmsrmadeof in the sixth race on May 21, took advantage of a bevy of live mounts in recording his big day.

California Sire Globalize Drawing Attention At Golden Gate Fields

     The California sire Globalize has been well represented at Golden Gate Fields this week.  

     Life Is a Rock, a 3-year-old colt by Globalize, won the last race on Monday’s Memorial Day racing program at Golden Gate Fields.  Life Is a Rock, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, paid $9.20.

Hispanic Heritage Day at the Races

     The Bay Area will have a distinct Latin feel this weekend when Golden Gate Fields combines horse races with a celebration of Hispanic contributions to Bay Area history in Sunday's Fiesta Hispana.

     Horse racing fans in the Bay Area will see the Golden Gate Fields horse track come alive with the sites and sounds of Hispanic Heritage Day, which will include live music from La Incomparable Banda Tierra Del Sol, laugh-out-loud entertainment from the clown troupe La Tropa de Payosos, and of course horse races.

Uh Oh Bango Defeats Bold Chieftain By A Head In Berkeley Stakes At GGF

     Uh Oh Bango won the Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Monday by a head over – you guessed it – Bold Chieftain.

     Uh Oh Bango, a 4-year-old colt ridden by Aaron Gryder, came back on after being headed by 8-year-old Bold Chieftain in midstretch to earn his first graded stakes victory.  
Mobilized finished third.

Bold Chieftain Favored To Win $100,000 Berkeley On Memorial Day

     Bold Chieftain has won 13 stakes races and the 8-year-old horse is favored to pick up another one Monday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Bold Chieftain is the 2-to-1 morning line favorite in the Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race for older horses.  The Berkeley is the featured eighth race on a nine-race Memorial Day card that begins at 12:45 p.m.

Couton To Be Out Several Weeks With Fractured Vertebrae

     Jockey Julien Couton sustained compression fractures to thoracic vertebrae seven and eight in a spill at Golden Gate Fields Friday and will be sidelined for several weeks, track physician Dr. David Seftel reported Saturday morning.

     Initial reports had Couton escaping the accident with only bruising to his back but further evaluation at Highland Hospital in Oakland revealed the broken vertebrae.

Bold Chieftain, Delightful Kiss Among Eight Entered In Berkeley

     Millionaires Bold Chieftain and Delightful Kiss are among the eight horses entered in the Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race that will be run Monday at Golden Gate Fields.

    The Berkeley will highlight a special Memorial Day racing program that will feature nine races, a stadium chair giveaway (one per paid admission), a free concert by Busta Groove, and a Family Day celebration that will include many free activities for kids, including pony rides.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Point Of Reference Humbles Rivals In Sprint Feature At GGF

     The 5-year-old mare Point of Reference charged from fifth in a field of six to score a decisive victory in the $35,280 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.

    Point of Reference, ridden by Inoel Beato, took command in midstretch and drew off to win the six-furlong contest for fillies and mares by 5 1/2 lengths.  Run Suki Run took second by a head over Special Holiday, who claimed third by a neck over Dove Forest.

Final Weeks At Golden Gate Fields Full of Entertainment

Along with providing exciting horse races and the enthralling betting that accompanies them, Golden Gate Fields is ushering in summer with a concert series that will rival other San Francisco local events for pure family entertainment.

Golden Gate Fields, Northern California's premier destination for horse races and family-centered San Francisco local events, will host a live concert on Memorial Day and both of the following Dollar Day Sundays.

Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Stakes Tops Holiday Weekend Of Racing At GGF

     The Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Stakes will be the main event during a big holiday weekend at Golden Gate Fields, which will present thoroughbred racing Thursday through Monday, Memorial Day.  Post time each day is 12:45 p.m.