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Friday, May 04 2012


GOLDEN GATE FIELDS OPENING BRIGHT AND EARLY FOR SIMULCAST OF KENTUCKY OAKS CARD FRIDAY


ALBANY -- General admission and club house gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 7:15 a.m. Friday for the simulcast of the 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day program from Churchill Downs in Louisville. The Turf Club opens at 10 a.m.

Post time for the first Churchill Downs race is 7:30 a.m. The $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the filly equivalent to the Kentucky Derby, is the 11th race on the card and will be run at approximately 2:45 p.m.





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Thursday, May 03 2012


HOLLENDORFER’S ROUSING SERMON DRAWS POST SEVEN FOR KENTUCKY DERBY


Rousing Sermon, trained by Northern California’s Jerry Hollendorfer, drew post position seven when the field for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby was drawn Wednesday.

The Grade 1 $2 million Kentucky Derby will be run Saturday at Churchill Downs and Golden Gate Fields will simulcast the entire Derby Day card from the historic Louisville racetrack. All gates at Golden Gate Fields will open 7:15 a.m. as first post at Churchill Downs is 7:30 a.m.





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Monday, April 30 2012


MOGER, GOMEZ TEAM UP FOR PAIR OF WINS AT GGF


ALBANY -- Trainer Ed Moger, Jr. and jockey Alejandro Gomez teamed up to win a pair of races at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

In recording their double, Moger and Gomez pleased both “chalk players” and longshot bettors as they won the fourth race with 3-to-2 favorite Royal Dream ($5.00) and the seventh race with 9-to-1 outsider Appealing Resume ($21.00).





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Sunday, April 29 2012


GREAT CLAIM HUDSON LANDING WINS $150,000 SAN FRANCISCO MILE


ALBANY -- Hudson Landing, claimed for $50,000 two months ago by owner Jared Chappel, upset multiple graded stakes-winner Jeranimo in the Grade 3 $150,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

Ridden by Juan Hernandez and trained by Blaine Wright, Hudson Landing won Northern California’s top turf race by a half-length over Jeranimo in 1:37.29. Gallant Son, the runner-up in the 2011 SF Mile, finished third in the 2012 edition while making his first start in eight months.





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Saturday, April 28 2012


CLASSY JERANIMO IS 8-TO-5 FAVORITE IN $150,000 SAN FRANCISCO MILE


ALBANY -- The classy 6-year-old horse Jeranimo and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith are the ones to beat in the $150,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

Jeranimo is the 8-to-5 favorite on the morning line in the Grade 3 SF Mile, Northern California’s most important turf race. Post time for the SF Mile, the seventh race on a nine-race program, is 4:25 p.m. Gates open at 10 a.m. and first post is 1:15 p.m.





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Monday, April 23 2012


2011 RUNNER-UP GALLANT SON WILL TRY AGAIN IN SF MILE


ALBANY -- Gallant Son, runner-up in the 2011 San Francisco Mile, will be back for the 2012 edition of the Grade 3 turf stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

The $150,000 SF Mile will have its 62nd running Saturday and Gallant Son is among the horses confirmed to start in the race. Entries for the feature will be taken Wednesday morning





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Saturday, April 21 2012


CHAMPION OLDER MALE OF 2011 ACCLAMATION HEADS ROSTER OF NOMINEES TO $150,000 SAN FRANCISCO MILE


ALBANY -- Acclamation, the Eclipse Award winner as the best older horse of 2011, heads a roster of 21 nominees to the Grade 3 $150,000 San Francisco Mile, which will be run Saturday, April 28, at Golden Gate Fields.

Acclamation won five consecutive graded stakes in 2011, including the Grade 1 Charlie Whittingham Handicap on the turf at Hollywood Park, the Grade 1 Eddie Read on the grass at Del Mar, and the Grade 1 Pacific Classic on Del Mar’s synthetic Polytrack surface.





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Friday, April 20 2012


$29,875 CARRYOVER IN PICK SIX AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS FRIDAY


ALBANY -- Golden Gate Fields will present a seven-race card Friday and the program features four turf events and a Pick Six carryover of $29,875.

Post time is 12:45 p.m. and races one, three, five, and seven will all be contested on the Lakeside Turf Course. The first race is a 1 1/16-mile event for fillies and mares, the third is a one-mile test for 3-year-olds, the fifth is one-mile race for fillies and mares, and the seventh is a one-mile contest for 3-year-old fillies.





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Monday, April 16 2012


APPRENTICE RICHARD GETS FIRST GOLDEN GATE FIELDS VICTORY


ALBANY -- Apprentice jockey Ronald Richard earned his first Golden Gate Fields victory Sunday when he captured the fourth race with 11-to-1 outsider Thats Vista’s Girl ($25.80).

Thats Vista’s Girl was the 14th local mount for Richard, who arrived in the Bay Area last month after competing at Parx Racing (formerly Philadelphia Park), where he had three victories from 50 mounts.





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Sunday, April 15 2012


TRAINER MIYADI SADDLES THE WINNER IN THREE STRAIGHT RACES AT GGF


ALBANY -- Trainer Steve Miyadi saddled the winner in three consecutive races Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

Miyadi won the third race with Royal Stormer ($9.60), the fourth with Letsgetitright ($3.60), and the fifth with She’s Ordained ($6.80). Miyadi teamed with jockey Alejandro Gomez for the victories with Royal Stormer and She’s Ordained, and partnered with Russell Baze for the win with Letsgetitright.





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Saturday, April 14 2012


AWESOME GEM EXITS COMEBACK WIN WELL, IS CANDIDATE FOR SAN FRANCISCO MILE


Awesome Gem, the 9-year-old gelding who kicked off his 2012 campaign with a sharp victory at Golden Gate Fields Thursday, came out of his first race in six months in good order and is a candidate for the $150,000 San Francisco Mile on April 28.

“No problems, he came out of the race well,” said trainer Craig Dollase of Awesome Gem, who with $2,761,370 in earnings leads all active American thoroughbred racehorses in money won. “That was a big comeback win. We were real pleased with his effort. It was nice to see the old boy come back and run as well as he did.”





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Friday, April 13 2012


9-YEAR-OLD MULTI-MILLIONAIRE AWESOME GEM WINS PREP FOR SF MILE


ALBANY -- The classy 9-year-old gelding Awesome Gem, a multi-millionaire, made a winning 2012 debut Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when he captured the $38,500 feature race.

Awesome Gem won the one-mile allowance contest by a half-length over 2011 California Derby champ Positive Response. The race, a prep for the $150,000 San Francisco Mile on April 28, was originally scheduled to be run on the turf but was moved to Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface due to the recent rains.





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