Thursday, May 17, 2012
GGF OPENING EARLY SATURDAY FOR SIMULCAST OF PREAKNESS CARD
ALBANY -- Golden Gate Fields will open all admission gates at 9 a.m. Saturday in order to simulcast the majority of the Preakness Stakes Day card from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Golden Gate Fields will simulcast races four through 13 from Pimlico. Post time for the fourth race 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 $1 million 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, 12:12 p.m.),
the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes (Race 9, 12:53 p.m.), the $100,000 Allaire Dupont Distaff (Race 10, 1:36 p.m.), and the $300,000 Dixie Stakes (Race 11, 2:18 p.m.).
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