Racing News

Trainer Morey Saddles 1,000th Winner

     William E. Morey earned his 1,000th career training victory Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when his 7-year-old gray mare Sports Edition captured the seventh race.

     Sports Edition was Morey’s lone entrant on Thursday’s card and the veteran campaigner provided her trainer with the milestone win by rallying from fifth in a field of six to collect her 10th victory in 40 career starts.  Jockey Julien Couton rode Sports Edition, who paid $5.40.

Carbonite Wins Sprint Feature

     The 4-year-old gelding Carbonite, making only his second start of the year, came from just off the pace to win the $33,280 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Wednesday.

     Trained by the shrewd veteran Dennis Patterson, Carbonite defeated 4-to-5 favorite Crazy Good by one length while completing six furlongs in 1:11.09.  Devils Afleet finished third.     

Rated Fiesty, Gadget Queen Dead-Heat For Win at GGF

     Rated Fiesty and Gadget Queen shared a victory Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when they dead-heated for the win in the featured eighth race, a $40,580 allowance sprint.

     Rated Fiesty, ridden by Juan Hernandez, and Gadget Queen, with Leslie Mawing aboard, both closed from off the pace and hooked up in midstretch for a titanic battle.

Golden Gate Fields Congratulates Jerry Hollendorfer On His First Breeders’ Cup Victory

     Golden Gate Fields congratulates its all-time leading trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, on winning his first Breeders’ Cup race Saturday at Churchill Downs.  Hollendorfer captured the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile with 37-to-1 shot Dakota Phone, who got up in the last jump to win by a head and pay $77.40.  Golden Gate Fields salutes “The Dorf” on his Breeders’ Cup victory.

Cathy’s Crunches Triumphs In Golden Gate Debutante

     Cathy’s Crunches, a well-traveled 2-year-old filly, made her first start at Golden Gate Fields Saturday and romped to a five-length victory in the $50,900 Golden Gate Debutante.

     Cathy’s Crunches made her career debut at Calder Race Course in Florida on June 25 and rambled to a 9 1/2-length win in a $25,000 maiden-claiming event.  Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer purchased the filly after the big win and shipped her to his stable at Del Mar, where she promptly won a starter allowance race on July 28.

All Gates at GGF Open At 8:30 A.M. Saturday for Breeders’ Cup Simulcast

     All gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Churchill Downs.   Post time for the first race at Churchill is 9:05 a.m. and post time for the first Breeders’ Cup event, the Juvenile Turf, is 10:50 a.m.

    Golden Gate Fields will present nine races Saturday and post time for the first local contest is 12:05 p.m.  The $50,000 Golden Gate Debutante, a six-furlong sprint for

Simulcast of Day 1 of Breeders’ Cup Will Highlight Friday Card at GGF

     Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a 12:40 p.m. post time for its special  Friday racing program that will feature eight local events and the simulcast of day one of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Churchill Downs in Louisville.

     Grandstand and club house gates open at 10 a.m. and post time for the first race at Churchill Downs is 11 a.m.  The first Breeders’ Cup race, the $500,000 Marathon, will be run at 1:10 p.m.

Hollendorfer Has One Favorite, Two Longshots in Breeders’ Cup

     Northern California’s all-time leading trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, will saddle one favorite and two longshots in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Baze, Mawing Get The Treats At ‘Ghostly Gate Fields’

     Golden Gate Fields hosted a “Ghostly Gate Fields” Halloween party for families Sunday but it’s doubtful that anyone bagged more treats than jockeys Russell Baze and Leslie Mawing.

     Baze and Mawing both posted riding triples to account for six of the nine races on the Halloween card.

Mawing, Hernandez Record Multiple Victories at GGF

     With three of their of top colleagues out of town for the California Cup card at Hollywood Park, jockeys Leslie Mawing and Juan Hernandez dominated the racing at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

    Mawing won three races and Hernandez won two as the duo accounted for five of the nine races run at the East Bay racetrack.  Meanwhile at Hollywood Park, jockey Russell Baze went 0-for-3, Chad Schvaneveldt went 0-for-1 and Frank Alvarado went 0-for-2.