Golden Gate

Versatile Mugaritz Draws Clear In Berkeley Handicap

Rain, sun, turf, dirt or Tapeta…4-year-old gelding Mugaritz can do it all. The son of Dialed In went off as the 6-5 post time favorite in Saturday’s feature, the Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap on a rainy afternoon at Golden Gate Fields, and proceeded to beat 9 other rivals in an eye-catching effort. Mugaritz, ridden to […]

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Stronach 5 Anchored By Two Races On Gulfstream Park’s Opening Day

The Championship Meet begins Friday at Gulfstream Park, and two turf races from the South Florida track will play a key role in solving the popular Stronach 5. Featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool and industry-low 12-percent takeout, the Stronach 5 will begin at 3:50 p.m. when a field of eight claimers go to post at […]

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Friday’s Stronach 5 Pays 11 Winners Each $11,240

Friday’s Stronach 5, featuring an industry-low 12-percent takeout, had 11 winning tickets each worth $11,240.20. The sequence began with Big Boots ($18.40) winning Laurel’s eighth race. Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury won the third leg at Laurel, saddling Auld Lange Syne ($14.40) to victory. After favored Dynasty of Her Own ($4.20) won the fourth […]

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Golden Gate Fields Kicks Off 36-Day Fall Meet On Thursday

Golden Gate Fields will kick off its 36-day Fall Meet on Thursday, with first post time for a seven-race card at 12:45 p.m. PT. The nine-week meeting, which concludes on Sunday, Dec. 15, will include nine stakes races and a plethora of turf action. First post time each day will be at 12:45 p.m., with […]

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Golden Gate Fields To Offer $100,000 Guarantee In Saturday’s Late Pick 4

Golden Gate Fields has announced it will guarantee $100,000 in its closing day Late Pick 4 pool this Sunday, Sept. 29. With the 2019 Summer Meeting at Golden Gate drawing to a close, mandatory payouts in all exotic wagers, including the 20 cent Golden Pick Six Jackpot and both the Early and Late Pick 5 […]

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Court Denies Hollendorfer’s Appeal To Race At Golden Gate

Embattled trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is still not allowed to race at Golden Gate Fields, according to the Los Angeles Times, as a judge in Alameda County denied his request for a temporary restraining order on Friday. Attorney Drew Couto said Hollendorfer plans to continue to pursue the case in Alameda County, but it will take […]

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Golden Gate Fields’ Summer Meeting Kicks Off Thursday

Live racing will return to Golden Gate Fields on Thursday, as the iconic track will open its 28-day Summer Meeting with a seven-race program that will get underway at 1:45 p.m. The Golden Gate Fields Summer Meeting will run on a Thursday through Sunday basis, through Sept. 29, with first post time each day at […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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CHRB Approves Medication Restrictions At Golden Gate, Sonoma, Humboldt

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, June 20, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri and Fred Maas also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In […]

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Trio Of Bettors Rewarded With $47,721 In Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 proved very rewarding to three bettors Friday as each walked away with $47,721.30. The unique, national pick 5 kicked off with Fast Enough, a 2-year-old gelded son of Eddington making his career debut, winning the third race at Santa Anita Park. After turf races from Laurel Park and Gulfstream Park, the Stronach […]

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