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Sunday, September 02, 2012


CONTROL SEEKER DOMINATES ON GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TURF


ALBANY -- Control Seeker took command from pacesetter Photo Shopped entering the stretch and went on to score an impressive 3 1/4-length victory in the $35,281 turf feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

Control Seeker, ridden by Francisco Duran, won the 1 1/16-mile allowance race in 1:44.40 and paid $6.40 as the second betting choice in a field of six. Duke of Doom, the 8-5 favorite, took second by 1 1/2 lengths over Where’s the Remote.


Control Seeker, trained by Keith Nations, was coming off a 7-1 upset in the Joseph T. Grace Handicap on the turf at Santa Rosa. The 6-year-old gelding improved to 5-for-12 on Golden Gate Fields’ turf course with Saturday’s victory, which was worth $22,464.

Owned by Edward and Theresa DeNike, Control Seeker has eight wins in 34 career starts and $282,737 in earnings.

Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday and Monday, Labor Day.

Post time Sunday is 1:15 p.m. and Golden Gate Fields is offering $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers and $1 sodas. The free summer concert series continues with Love Fool performing on the Trackside Stage.

Fans attending the races on Labor Day will receive a free Golden Gate Fields baseball cap and also have the opportunity to watch Dachshunds compete in the Wiener Nationals. Post time Monday is 1:15 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.


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