Friday, February 03, 2012


ALBANY -- The Morey family enjoyed a big Friday afternoon at Golden Gate Fields as veteran trainer William J. Morey, Jr. saddled one winner and his son, trainer William E. Morey, sent out a pair of winners.

William J. Morey took the first race on the eight-race card with Grantmartyamiracle ($5.20). The 8-to-5 second choice in the betting, Grantmartyamiracle captured the
5 1/2-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Russell Baze.

William E. Morey won the third race with Magico ($8.40), who scored a front-running victory under Aaron Gryder in the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies. Magico just held off Fist Pump to win by a nose and improve to 2-for-2.

The younger Morey completed his training double when Holy Meow ($4.20) rallied along the rail to win the sixth race, a five-furlong dash for maiden 3-year-old fillies. Receiving a fine ride from Julien Couton, Holy Meow tallied by 2 1/4 lengths.

Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Saturday. Post time for the nine-race card is 12:45 p.m.

Early Post Time Sunday -- Golden Gate Fields has scheduled a special post time of 11:15 a.m. for Sunday’s racing program. The early start will enable the eight-race card to be completed by approximately 2:45 p.m., well before kickoff of the Super Bowl
(3:30 p.m.).

All gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and Golden Gate Fields will give away eight 42-inch high definition televisions and also offer fans the usual Dollar Day Sunday specials – $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas.

Fans attending the races with a paid admission will receive an entry card for the television drawings. Sam Spear, the veteran television and radio host of Bay Area horse racing, will have the winning jockey from each race reach into the contest bin and pull out the name of the lucky winner.

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