Racing News

Your Special Day Slight Favorite In Wide Open Golden Poppy Stakes

     Seven evenly-matched fillies will meet on the turf Sunday at Golden Gate Fields in the $75,000 Golden Poppy Stakes, the featured eighth race on a nine-race card that begins at 1:15 p.m.

     Sunday is “Dollar Day” with the track offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 programs, $1 beers, $1 hot dogs, and $1 sodas.  Golden Gate Fields will also kick off its Spring Concert Series with Pride & Joy performing on the Trackside Stage between races.

Simulcast Of Kentucky Derby Day Card, 10 Local Races At Golden Gate Fields Saturday

     Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire Kentucky Derby Day card from Churchill Downs and also present a 10-race card of its own Saturday.  

     All gates open at 7:15 a.m. and the first race from Churchill Downs will be simulcast at 7:30 a.m.  Post time for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is 3:24 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields Opening Bright And Early For Simulcast Of Kentucky Oaks Card Friday

     General admission and club house gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 7:15 a.m. Friday for the simulcast of the 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day program from Churchill Downs in Louisville.  The Turf Club opens at 10 a.m.  

     Post time for the first Churchill Downs race is 7:30 a.m.  The $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the filly equivalent to the Kentucky Derby, is the 11th race on the card and will be run at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Hollendorfer’s Rousing Sermon Draws Post Seven For Kentucky Derby

   Rousing Sermon, trained by Northern California’s Jerry Hollendorfer, drew post position seven when the field for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby was drawn Wednesday.

     The Grade 1 $2 million Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday at Churchill Downs and Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire Derby Day card from the historic Louisville racetrack.  All gates at Golden Gate Fields will open 7:15 a.m. as first post at Churchill Downs is 7:30 a.m.

Moger, Gomez Team Up For Pair Of Wins

     Trainer Ed Moger, Jr. and jockey Alejandro Gomez teamed up to win a pair of races at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     In recording their double, Moger and Gomez pleased both “chalk players” and longshot bettors as they won the fourth race with 3-to-2 favorite Royal Dream ($5.00) and the seventh race with 9-to-1 outsider Appealing Resume ($21.00).

Great Claim Hudson Landing Wins $150,000 San Francisco Mile

     Hudson Landing, claimed for $50,000 two months ago by owner Jared Chappel, upset multiple graded stakes-winner Jeranimo in the Grade 3 $150,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Ridden by Juan Hernandez and trained by Blaine Wright, Hudson Landing won Northern California’s top turf race by a half-length over Jeranimo in 1:37.29.  Gallant Son, the runner-up in the 2011 SF Mile, finished third in the 2012 edition while making his first start in eight months.

Classy Jeranimo Is 8-To-5 Favorite In $150,000 San Francisco Mile

     The classy 6-year-old horse Jeranimo and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith are the ones to beat in the $150,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Jeranimo is the 8-to-5 favorite on the morning line in the Grade 3 SF Mile, Northern California’s most important turf race.  Post time for the SF Mile, the seventh race on a nine-race program, is 4:25 p.m.   Gates open at 10 a.m. and first post is 1:15 p.m.


The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif., has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Golden Gate received its initial Alliance accreditation in February 2010. All accreditations and re-accreditations carry an effective period of two years.