Friday, August 31, 2012
HOLIDAY WEEKEND OF RACING AT GGF BEGINS WITH FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR CARD
ALBANY -- A holiday weekend of racing at Golden Gate Fields begins Friday with a seven-race Happy Hour program that starts at 3:45 p.m. and features half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races. College students presenting a valid student ID will receive free admission.
Post time Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Labor Day, is 1:15 p.m. Fans attending the Labor Day card will receive a free Golden Gate Fields baseball cap and also have the opportunity to watch Dachshunds compete in the Wiener Nationals.
The main event Saturday is the fourth race, a 1 1/16-mile turf test. Five of the seven entrants in the allowance race competed in the Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa on Aug. 5. Control Seeker, who scored a 7-1 upset in the Grace, will try to make it back-to-back wins Saturday.
The undefeated 4-year-old gelding Cardiffbythesea will be in the spotlight Sunday when he faces six tough older rivals in the ninth race, a six-furlong allowance sprint. Owned and trained by Lloyd Mason, Cardiffbythesea is 3-for-3. Russell Baze will ride Cardiffbythesea, who overcame a slow start in his most recent race at Santa Rosa to keep his record perfect.
Entries for Monday’s holiday card will be taken Friday morning.
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