Racing News

Hollendorfer Remains At 5,998 After Going 0-for-6 Friday

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s pursuit of his 6,000th career victory will continue Saturday when he and his assistants send out runners at both Golden Gate Fields and Del Mar.

     Hollendorfer won four races last Sunday to push his victory total to 5,998 but is
0-for-7 with his starters this week.   He missed with his lone entrant at Del Mar Thursday and went 0-for-5 at Golden Gate Fields and 0-for-1 at Del Mar Friday.  

Trainer Hollendorfer Two Wins Shy Of Milestone Victory No. 6,000

     Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who on Aug. 12 became a member of thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame, is only two wins away from joining an even more exclusive
group – the 6,000 victory club.

     Only three trainers in thoroughbred racing history have won 6,000 races – the late Dale Baird, who retired in 2007 with 9,445 victories, and active trainers Jack Van Berg and King T. Leatherbury, who have won 6,406 and 6,324 races, respectively.

Irish Trainer Galvin Breaks Maiden At GGF; Big Sunday Has Hollendorfer At 5,998 Wins

     Irishman Brendan Galvin won his first race as a trainer Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when his Irish-bred filly Chattel House rallied from ninth in a field of 11 to capture the sixth race.

     Chattel House won the one-mile turf race under jockey Cristobal Herrera, the same rider who helped trainer Natalie Houle get her first career win last Friday at Golden Gate Fields.  Herrera guided Hey Maria to victory for Houle.

Classy Filly Indian Gracey Returns To Races Sunday At GGF

     The classy 3-year-old filly Indian Gracey will make her return to the racing wars Sunday at Golden Gate Fields when she heads a field of six fillies and mares in the featured ninth race.

     Golden Gate Fields will present a 10-race Dollar Day card and post time is 12:45 p.m.  General parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs, and sodas all cost just a buck apiece.

Trainer Gets First Career Win On Opening Day At Golden Gate Fields

     Golden Gate Fields kicked off its 2011 summer meeting Friday and nobody enjoyed the opener more than Natalie Houle, who earned her first training victory when Hey Maria charged down the middle of the track to capture the fourth race.

     Hey Maria, ridden by Cristobal Herrera, ran down She’s All Yours and 3-to-2 favorite Just Tappin It to win the six-furlong race for fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length.  Hey Maria paid $9.20.

Golden Gate Fields Launches 22-Day Summer Meeting Friday

     Golden Gate Fields will launch its 22-day summer horse racing meet Friday with an eight-race program.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.  
     The summer season will feature three-day racing weeks with action every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Oct. 2.  There will also be a special Labor Day racing card on Monday, Sept. 5, when fans will receive a free Golden Gate Fields fleece blanket.

Golden Gate Fields Promotion Schedule Loaded For 22-Day Summer Meeting

      Golden Gate Fields will present live thoroughbred racing on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule during its upcoming 22-day summer season and a promotion is slated for every day of the meeting.

      The 2011 summer session opens Friday, Aug. 19, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 2.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.

Bet The Summer Fairs At Golden Gate Fields

     Fans at Golden Gate Fields can watch and wager via simulcast on all the action from the Northern California summer fair circuit, which began with the San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton on June 16 and continues through Aug. 21, closing day of the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale.

2011 Alameda County Fair Meeting At Pleasanton Runs Through July 10

     Fans at Golden Gate Fields can watch and wager via simulcast on all the action from the stakes-stuffed Alameda County Fair meeting at Pleasanton.  The 13-day session runs from Thursday, June 23, through Sunday, July 10, and will feature six $50,000-added stakes for thoroughbreds.

    Racing at Pleasanton will be conducted on a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule, with a special holiday program on Monday, July 4.  Post time is 1:15 p.m. throughout the meeting.