Friday, August 08, 2008
JOCKEY FIGUEROA MAKES IT BACK-TO-BACK DOUBLES AT FAIR
SAN MATEO -- Jockey Omar Figueroa, who had a riding double on Wednesday's opening-day program of the San Mateo County Fair meeting, recorded another two victories Thursday at Bay Meadows.
Figueroa scored with heavy favorites Thursday, taking the sixth race with Fictional ($3.40) and the eighth race with Babu ($2.80). Figueroa's four victories has him in sole possession of first place in the jockey standings through two days of action at the fair.
The first 3,000 fans in attendance Saturday will have a chance to pick up a Bay Meadows souvenir in a special "Grab Bag Giveaway" promotion. On Saturday, Aug. 16, patrons will receive a commemorative poster celebrating Bay Meadows.
The fair will offer $1 grandstand admission to the final day of racing at Bay Meadows, Sunday, Aug. 17. The $50,000-added Last Dance Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies, will headline the closing-day program.