Racing News

Alvarado, Mawing, Josephson, All Win A Pair Of Races

     Jockeys Frank Alvarado and Leslie Mawing and trainer Jedd Josephson all won a pair of races at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Alvarado won the first and last races on the card, taking the opener with Woodpulp ($6.80) and the ninth with Lornefivehundred ($6.60).

     Mawing scored his victories in back-to-back races, taking the second with Bert’ N the Group ($5.60) and the third with Take That ($5.60).

Sharp Chukchi Sunrise Captures Sprint Feature

     The sharp 6-year-old mare Chukchi Sunrise recorded her second straight victory Friday at Golden Gate Fields when she posted a front-running score in the $29,400 allowance feature.

     Chukchi Sunrise turned back a challenge from English Royal on the turn and went on to win the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares by 2 1/4 lengths over Big Honey Bee.  English Royal finished third.

Skipshot Edges Live Sundays At GGF To End Long Victory Drought

     Skipshot put an end to a long victory drought when he ran down pacesetter Live Sundays in the final strides to win the $41,070 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.

     Skipshot, receiving a strong ride from jockey Frank Alvarado, prevailed by a head over Live Sundays in the one-mile race for older horses.  The victory was Skipshot’s first since July 17, 2010, when he captured the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park by a head over Sidney’s Candy.

Streaky Weekend For Alvarado Ends With Riding Hat Trick

     Veteran jockey Frank Alvarado enjoyed a streaky but successful weekend at Golden Gate Fields.

     Alvarado started off the weekend with a bang when he won with all five of his mounts Friday.  Alvarado fans went home with their pockets full as three of his winners returned double-digit payoffs.

     The momentum didn’t carry over to Saturday, however, as Alvarado went winless with six mounts.  A pair of third-place finishes was the best he could muster.

Hollendorfer Runner Pays $87.00 To Win

     Jerry Hollendorfer is a member of thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame and has won 39 training championships at Golden Gate Fields, so it’s only natural that his horses are always well-backed at the betting windows at the East Bay racetrack.  Well, almost always.

Jockey Alvarado Goes 5-For-5 At GGF, Teams With Trainer Specht For Three Wins

     Jockey Frank Alvarado rode a perfect game Friday at Golden Gate Fields, winning with all five of his mounts on the eight-race program.  Three of his victories came aboard horses trained by Steve Specht, who also won every race in which he participated.

Stormy Lucy Scores 32-To-1 Upset In Sprint Feature

     Stormy Lucy rocked the boat on Presidents’ Day at Golden Gate Fields when she won the featured eighth race at odds of 32-to-1.

     Ridden by Pedro Terrero, Stormy Lucy outran 4-to-5 favorite Curvy Cat down the stretch to win the 5 1/2-furlong dash for 3-year-old fillies by 1 3/4 lengths.  Royal Trick finished third.