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Saturday, May 19, 2012


ALL GATES AT GGF OPEN AT 9 A.M. SATURDAY FOR SIMULCAST OF PREAKNESS CARD FROM PIMLICO


ALBANY -- All admission gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 9 a.m. Saturday to facilitate the simulcast of racing from Pimlico Race Course, site of the Preakness Stakes.

Golden Gate Fields will simulcast races four through 13 on the Preakness Stakes Day program, which features several stakes in addition to the $1 million Preakness, the middle jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.


Post time for Race 4 at Pimlico is 9:37 a.m. Post time for the Preakness Stakes, race No. 12, is 3:18 p.m. Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another and Derby runner-up Bodemeister headline a field of 11 in the Preakness, a 1 3/16-mile race for 3-year-olds.

The Preakness Stakes undercard includes the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes (Race 6, post time is 10:50 a.m.), the $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (Race 8, 12:10 p.m.),
the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes (Race 9, 12:52 p.m.), the $100,000 Allaire Dupont Distaff (Race 10, 1:35 p.m.), and the $300,000 Dixie Stakes (Race 11, 2:18 p.m.).

Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race program of its own Saturday and post time for the first race is 11:45 a.m.


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