Racing News

Simulcast Wagering Wednesday, Dec. 15

Golden Gate Fields will open its Club House at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 15 for a simulcast wagering program.

     Live racing at Golden Gate Fields will resume next week on Thursday, December 16.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Positive Response Favored On Gold Rush Stakes Morning Line

     Positive results are expected from Positive Response in the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Positive Response is a 2-to-1 favorite on the morning line to win the Gold Rush, a one-mile race for 2-year-olds.  The Gold Rush, scheduled to be run at 3:45 p.m., is the seventh race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.

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.