Racing News

Fans At GGF Can Take Aim At Multiple Carryovers

     Last Saturday was Kentucky Derby Day.  Thursday is Carryover Day.

     Fans attending Golden Gate Fields Thursday will have the opportunity – via simulcast wagering – to take aim at multiple carryovers, including the $514,583 Pick Six and $220,430 Super High Five carryover jackpots at Churchill Downs, where no one was able to hit either bet on Derby Day.

Take A Seat At Golden Gate Fields For Memorial Day

In one of the more intriguing San Francisco bay area events on Memorial Day, Golden Gate Fields racetrack is going to give away a free stadium chair to patrons with their paid admission on May 30.

Baze, Krigger, Cedillo, Sherman All Win A Pair Of Races At GGF

     Veteran jockeys Russell Baze and Kevin Krigger, apprentice rider Abel Cedillo, and trainer Steve Sherman all won a pair of races at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.  

     Baze took the first race with 1-5 favorite Anniversary Girl ($2.40) and the sixth race with 9-5 second choice Sports Edition ($5.60).  Baze leads all riders at the 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting with 125 victories.

Krigger Has Riding Hat Trick At GGF; Bonde’s Twice The Appeal 10th In Derby

     Jockey Kevin Krigger rode three winners Saturday at Golden Gate Fields to move into a tie for third place in the jockey standings.

     Krigger captured the fifth race with Morton Owen ($29.20), the seventh with Lama Chant ($7.00) and the 10th with Roaring Rick ($12.80).  Krigger and Frank Alvarado share the third spot in the rider standings with 50 wins apiece at the 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting.  

Blind Luck Wins At Churchill Downs; All GGF Gates Open Early Saturday

     Blind Luck, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, earned her first victory of 2011 Friday at Churchill Downs when she overcame a terrible start to win the Grade 2 $300,000 La Troienne Stakes by a half-length over Unrivaled Belle.

Golden Gate Fields Will Simulcast Entire Kentucky Oaks Card Friday

     Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day card from Churchill Downs Friday and also present an eight-race card of its own.

     Grandstand and club house gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 7:15 a.m. and post time for the first race at Churchill Downs is 7:30 a.m.  The Grade 1 $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the filly equivalent of the Kentucky Derby, is the 11th race on the card and will be run at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Bonde’s Twice The Appeal Will Break From Post Three In Kentucky Derby

     Twice the Appeal, trained by Jeff Bonde of Pleasanton, will break from post position three in Saturday’s 137th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

     Twice the Appeal will be the first Kentucky Derby starter for Bonde, who has trained horses in the Bay Area for 38 years.  Twice the Appeal will be ridden by Calvin Borel, the popular Cajun jockey who has won the Kentucky Derby three of the past four years.

Hat Contest Highlights Triple Crown Celebration and Live Coverage of Kentucky Derby

Golden Gate Fields is giving away more than $1,800 on Derby Day, May 7 to the winners of its third annual Run for the Roses Hat Contest – part of a Triple Crown celebration that includes live coverage the 137th Kentucky Derby.

Dove Forest Posts Game Victory In Sprint Feature

     The promising 3-year-old filly Dove Forest improved her record to 2-for-3 Sunday when she scored a game victory in the $33,604 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     Dove Forest, sent straight to the lead by jockey Frank Alvarado, turned back challenges from the quarter pole to the wire to win the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares by a head over Red Hot Charlotte.  

     Dearly Concerned, the 3-to-5 favorite ridden by Russell Baze, finished third.

Our Nautique, Krigger Score Wire-To-Wire Upset In SF Mile

     Our Nautique, dismissed at 19-to-1 in the wagering, scored a wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Kevin Krigger, Our Nautique surged away from his foes in the final yards to win Northern California’s top turf race by 1 1/4 lengths over Gallant Son in 1:35.70.  Sebastian Flyte, the even-money favorite ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, finished third.