Monday, September 03, 2012


ALBANY -- Live Sundays, receiving a strong ride from jockey Alejandro Gomez, ran down Starboardlights in the final strides to win the $37,700 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

Live Sundays ran six furlongs in 1:10.95 while defeating Starboardlights by a half-length in the allowance dash for 3-year-olds and up. King Kelly finished third.

A 6-year-old gelding trained by Victor Trujillo, Live Sundays notched his eighth victory in 28 career starts and banked $22,464. Owned by Stan and Frances Hodge, Live Sundays has $345,566 in career earnings.

Live Sundays was the 8-5 favorite in a field of six and paid $5.20.

Golden Gate Fields will present a special 10-race Labor Day program Monday. Post time is 1:15 p.m. and fans attending the track with a paid admission will receive a free GGF baseball cap.

The holiday card will also include wiener dog races between the thoroughbred events as the track presents the Wiener Nationals. Dachshunds will compete in six heats with the winner from each heat meeting in the championship final following the seventh race.

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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