Thursday, June 19, 2008
FIGUEROA RIDES BACK-TO-BACK UPSET WINNERS AT GGF
Jockey Omar Figueroa rode back-to-back winners Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields and both horses paid double-digits to win.
Figueroa guided the slow-breaking Ride the Surf to a last-to-first victory in the sixth race, a one-mile race for 3-year-old maidens. Dismissed at 14-to-1 in the wagering, Ride the Surf paid $30.60.
Figueroa came right back to win the seventh race, a one-mile contest for $4,000 claimers, in wire-to-wire fashion with Storm Spotter. The third choice in the wagering at 4-to-1, Storm Spotter paid $10.00.
Veteran jockey Roberto Gonzalez also had a riding double Wednesday. "Gonzo" won the fourth race with Night Brite ($5.60) and the eighth race with Yagotkissesforpops ($12.00).
Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Thursday. Post time is 1:05 p.m.
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