Racing News

Shudacudawudya Favored In Saturday’s Albany Stakes

Shudacudawudya has been made the favorite over Sourdough Sam and four other rivals in $50,000-added Albany Stakes, which will be run Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

9-Year-Old Gelding Anzisong Notches 13th Career Victory

     The 9-year-old gelding Anzisong notched his 13th career victory Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when he led from start to finish in a 1 1/16-mile race for $4,000 claimers.

    Anzisong, who raised his career winning percentage to 37.1, has finished in the money in 22 of his 35 career starts.  The veteran earned $4,730 for his latest victory and the payday boosted his bankroll to $153,074.

LUCK Pick Six Saturday

     Fans at Golden Gate Fields will have the opportunity to play, via simulcast, the LUCK Pick Six Saturday, which is Sunshine Millions Day at both Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park.

     The LUCK Pick Six, named in honor of the new HBO series on horse racing, will consist of three races at Gulfstream Park (races 8-10) and three races at Santa Anita (races 4-6).  The bet will have a $1 minimum and feature a guaranteed pool of $250,000 and a mandatory payout.

Trio Of Stakes-Winners Among Cast Of Six Entered In Albany

     Stakes-winners Gig Harbor, Sourdough Sam and Shudacudawudya are among the six horses entered in the $50,000-added Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The Albany is a six-furlong contest for older horses that will be run Saturday.  The feature is eighth race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m.  Post time for the Albany is 4:22 p.m.

Hall of Famers Go Back-To-Back

     Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze teamed up with Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer to win back-to-back races Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

     The longtime dynamic duo of Northern California horse racing won the fifth race with Rica’s Ready ($6.60) and the sixth race with Rocksprings Texas ($4.40).  The Daily Double covering the fifth and sixth races returned $12.80.

Lady Of Fifty 8-To-5 Favorite In $100,000 California Oaks

     Lady of Fifty has won two straight stakes and the Kentucky-bred filly is favored to collect another stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields.

     Lady of Fifty is the 8-to-5 morning line favorite in the California Oaks, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.  The stakes attracted a field of seven, however, the lineup was reduced to six runners when trainer Jerry Hollendorfer scratched Milania from the race Friday morning.

Lady of Fifty Heads Hollendorfer Trio In $100,000 California Oaks

     Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will send out a trio of fillies in the $100,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

     The California Oaks, a 1 1/16-mile contest for 3-year-old fillies, attracted a field of seven.  Hollendorfer will be represented by Lady of Fifty, Sweet Nothings, and Milania.

Bold Chieftain Comes Up A Nose Short In 47th And Final Start

     Bold Chieftain ran too good to lose his career finale Monday at Golden Gate Fields but the 9-year-old horse had to settle for second after the photo finish camera showed he lost by inches to Dunmore East in the $42,196 allowance feature.

     Bold Chieftain, making his 47th start, rallied strongly along the rail through the stretch and just missed tagging front-runner Dunmore East, who won the 1 1/16-mile contest for older horses by a nose in 1:44.28.  Dunmore East paid $8.80.

Former Jockey Paul Frey Passes At Age 73

     Paul Frey, one of the leading jockeys in the Northwest and Northern California in the 1950s to early 1970s, died Saturday of pneumonia at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto.  Mr. Frey was 73.