Racing News

Halloween Family Day This Sunday

Looking for a Halloween party that's sure to be one of the more entertaining events in San Francisco yet is still calm enough to be one of the more unique things to do in San Francisco with kids? On Sunday, October 30, Golden Gate Fields will become Ghostly Gate Fields, combining some of the most exciting horse races in California with costumed revelry as part of Halloween Family Day.

A day at the horse races with Golden Gate Fields will feature all the costumes, tricks and plenty of treats that one would expect when looking for things to do in San Francisco with kids.

Sherman Winners Return Nice Dividends At Golden Gate Fields

     Trainer Steve Sherman sent out a pair of winners at Golden Gate Fields Sunday and both rewarded their backers with nice payoffs.

     Sherman saddled the exacta in the sixth race when his 7-year-old gelding Wild Cycle defeated his 5-year-old gelding Dave’s Pacemaker by 1 1/4 lengths in a six-furlong sprint for $4,000 claimers.  Wild Cycle paid $8.60 as the 3-to-1 second choice in the wagering after upsetting stablemate Dave’s Pacemaker, the even-money favorite.  The $1 Sherman exacta paid $12.50.

Jockey Lopez Gets 1,000th U.S. Win Aboard Sourdough Sam In Oakland Stakes

     Jockey David Lopez recorded his 1,000th victory in the U.S. in dramatic fashion Saturday when he rallied Sourdough Sam from last to first in the $65,280 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     Sourdough Sam, a stretch-running son of Decarchy, mowed down 4-to-5 favorite Shudacudawudya in the final yards to win the six-furlong Oakland by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:09.68.  Starboardlights, who contested a hot early pace with Tribesman, hung on for third in a good effort.

Gryder Celebrates Opening Day At Golden Gate Fields With Four Wins

    Jockey Aaron Gryder, who took leading rider honors at the 2011 summer meeting at Golden Gate Fields, got off to a great start at the track’s 2011 fall meeting by riding four winners Thursday.

Golden Gate Fields Launches 36-Day Fall Meeting Thursday

     Golden Gate Fields will launch its 2011 fall meeting Thursday and the 36-day season will offer fans many promotions and racing highlights, including the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and a big day-after-Thanksgiving program that will feature the $100,000 All American Stakes.

     The fall meeting will run through Sunday, Dec. 18, and racing will be conducted four days a week on a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.


    Golden Gate Fields and radio station KNBR (680 AM), The Sports Leader, are teaming up to offer fans the opportunity to spend a day at the races with radio personality Patrick “P-Conn” Connor.   

Win a Day at the Races with GGF Facebook Contest

One of the most curious San Francisco sights meshes with one of the most fun things to do in San Francisco on Oct. 22 when Golden Gate Fields hosts Dog Day at the Races, and fans can get a jumpstart on the event in a contest that offers great prizes.

Between now and October 17, 2011, Golden Gate Fields is inviting Bay Area residents to enter its Facebook Photo Contest with the chance to win prizes like a day at the races or a fleece blanket.