Friday, December 05 2008


TUTTA BELLA AMONG EIGHT ENTERED IN PACIFIC HEIGHTS


ALBANY -- Tutta Bella, who earlier this year captured the $150,000 Fran's Valentine Stakes at Hollywood Park, is among the eight California-bred fillies and mares entered in Saturday's $75,000 Pacific Heights Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

The Pacific Heights will be run at 1 1/16-miles on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface. Tutta Bella will break from post position two and be ridden by Julio Garcia.

Tutta Bella is a 5-year-old mare trained by John Sadler, the leading conditioner at the current Hollywood Park meeting. Tutta Bella has won four of her 15 career starts and sports $279,144 in earnings.





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Thursday, December 04 2008


POINT OF REFERENCE IS WINNER’S CIRCLE


ALBANY -- Point of Reference recorded her second straight win at Golden Gate Fields when she ran away to a three-length victory in Wednesday's $19,300 feature.

A Washington-bred daughter of Benchmark, Point of Reference captured the six-furlong dash for 2-year-old fillies in 1:10.95. Merry Marino took second by a length over Starship Countess.

Dixie Hawks, the 6-to-5 favorite ridden by Russell Baze, stumbled at the start and never threatened while checking in last in the field of six.





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Wednesday, December 03 2008


SPECHT’S DEAD-HEATERS TO RUN IN PACIFIC HEIGHTS STAKES AT GGF


ALBANY -- Lady Railrider and Shes a Lucky Wager, two fillies that couldn't be separated in their last start, will represent trainer Steve Specht in the $75,000 Pacific Heights Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

"I'm not only running, I'm going to dead-heat," said Specht with a laugh when asked about the Pacific Heights, a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares bred in California.





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Saturday, November 29 2008


DAKOTA PHONE WINS FORTY NINER


ALBANY -- Dakota Phone surged by pacesetter Gallon in the final yards to win the $75,000 Forty Niner Stakes by a half-length Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

Receiving a strong ride from jockey Frank Alvarado, Dakota Phone rallied from last in a scratch-plagued field of four. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Dakota Phone captured the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up in 1:44.37 on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface.

Gallon, ridden by Kyle Kaenel, took second by three lengths over 4-to-5 favorite Pass the Heat, who was ridden by Russell Baze.





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