Racing News

Live Sundays Wires Rivals In Mile Feature

     Live Sundays played “catch me if you can” in the one-mile allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday and won the game decisively.

     Live Sundays was sent to the lead by jockey Russell Baze and the 6-year-old gelding established command over his four rivals while racing the opening half-mile in 24.35 and the half in 48.39.

Oh Molly Brannigan, Naturally, Wins On St. Patrick’s Day

     Golden Gate Fields presented a nine-race St. Patrick’s Day program Saturday and the first winner of the day was, naturally, Oh Molly Brannigan.

     A clear hunch play for Irish punters, Oh Molly Brannigan captured the one-mile first race in front-running fashion and paid $13.40 after fighting off Carolina Grande for a nose victory.  Vindi Princess finished third.

Intriguing Vision Wins Again, Is Claimed Again By Hollendorfer

     The 4-year-old filly Intriguing Vision won her fourth straight race Thursday at Golden Gate Fields and was claimed for the third consecutive race.

     Intriguing Vision kicked off her winning streak on Dec. 30 when she captured a $10,000 claiming race for trainer Andy Mathis.  Mathis entered Intriguing Vision back in a $16,000 claiming race on Jan. 29 and she won again while being claimed by leading trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

9-Year-Old Restless Youth Blitzes Foes In Sprint Feature

     The 9-year-old gelding Restless Youth recorded his second straight upset Sunday when he blitzed four rivals in the $42,250 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     The elder statesman in a field that also included a pair of 8-year-olds and a
7-year-old, Restless Youth broke on top and never looked back en route to winning the six-furlong allowance dash by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:09.64.  Quick Enough took second by a neck over Sourdough Sam.

Promising Colt Nonios Improves To 2-For-2

     The promising colt Nonios improved his record to 2-for-2 with an authoritative victory in the $32,340 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     Nonios, a Kentucky-bred son of Pleasantly Perfect, charged from last in a field of five to win the one-mile test for 3-year-olds by six lengths in 1:37.43.  Diamond of Blue, the 8-to-5 favorite, finished a distant third.

3-Year-Olds In Main Event Saturday

     Five 3-year-olds, including a pair of runners that competed in both the California Derby and El Camino Real Derby, will meet Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in a $30,000 allowance race.   

     The one-mile test is the second race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. and features a carryover of $54,932 in the Pick Six.  The Pick Six will be held on races four through nine and post time for the fourth is 2:18 p.m.  

Light Up The Sky Makes It Two In A Row

     Light Up the Sky recorded her second straight victory at Golden Gate Fields Thursday when she upset her heavily-favored stablemate, Sweet Nothings, in the $35,340 allowance feature.

     Light Up the Sky defeated front-running Sweet Nothings by a half-length as trainer Jerry Hollendorfer saddled the exacta in the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.  Ms Pianist finished third.

California Oaks Runner-Up Sweet Nothings Favored In Mile Contest At Golden Gate Fields

     Sweet Nothings has been the playing the bridesmaid role lately but she’s favored to get back into the winner’s circle Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
     Sweeting Nothings is the 8-to-5 morning line choice in the featured third race, a one-mile allowance contest for 3-year-old fillies.  Sweet Nothings will break from post position three in a field of five.