Keyword: Golden Gate

  • Bold Chieftain will break from the rail in the All-American at Golden Gate.

    Balanced Field of Six in All-American

    A well-balanced field of six, including four graded stakes winners, is set to go in the $100,000 Nov. 25 All-American (gr. III) as part of the long Thanksgiving weekend at Golden Gate Fields in northern California.

  • Frank Stronach

    Stronach Replaces Mills as MID CEO

    Prominent Thoroughbred breeder-owner Frank Stronach has taken over as chief executive officer of MI Developments, the racetrack operating company of which he is already chairman.

  • Chocolate Candy wins the California Derby by 1 3/4 lengths

    Chocolate Candy Impressive in Cal Derby

    Odds-on favorite Chocolate Candy split horses as the field straightened away, struck the front nearing the eighth-pole and drew clear to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Gallant Son Working Towards Next Race

    Gallant Son, the dominant 2-year-old at Emerald Downs last season, continues to train well at Golden Gate Fields and trainer Frank Lucarelli has several options for the promising colt.

  • Delightful Kiss will make his final prep for the Breeders' Cup Marathon in the $200,000 All American Stakes.

    Delightful Kiss Headlines All American

    Hobeau Farm's Delightful Kiss has already earned a berth into the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon next month at Santa Anita. Now, the 4-year-old gelding will make his final prep for that race when he faces six rivals in the $200,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) the richest race of Golden Gate Fields' fall meet.

  • Gary Tanaka's Sudan looks for his first U.S. victory in the Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes.

    Sudan Looks For Success on U.S. Soil

    A group I winner in Italy and group placed on several occasions in France, Gary Tanaka's Sudan will tackle seven rivals in the $100,000 Golden Gate Fields Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 31. All of the older horses will carry 123 pounds.

  • Commentary: Surfaces and Shut-downs

    <i>By Morton Cathro</i> - Santa Anita's wet-weather woes flooding its synthetic track remind a dwindling number of oldtimers of the rain-soaked, not-so-grand opening a half-century ago of Golden Gate Fields and its clay-like racing surface that doomed the track to temporary oblivion.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Consistently Inconsistent

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - I had to go all the way to Dubai to hear a panel discussion about how racing officials in various American jurisdictions have different interpretations about the most basic rules infraction.

  • Golden Gate Opens 36-Day Meeting Friday

    Golden Gate Fields will open its 2006 fall racing season Friday with a twilight card that begins at 3:15 p.m. The 36-day meeting will run through Oct. 15 and feature nine stakes races.

  • Lost in the Fog, winning the King&#39;s Bishop, is favored in the Breeders&#39; Cup Sprint.

    Lost in the Fog Works at Golden Gate; Ships Saturday

    Undefeated 3-year-old Lost in the Fog worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 handily Thursday morning at Golden Gate Fields in his final drill for the $1-million TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Baze Suffers Mild Concussion at Golden Gate

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze suffered a mild concussion and abrasions to his forehead and nose when he was unseated at the start of the fourth race Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Stronach Tells Shareholders MEC is Turning Corner

    Magna Entertainment Corp. chairman Frank Stronach told shareholders Tuesday he expects the company to reach consistent profitability within one to three years through continued development of the company's racetracks and new self-service betting machines he believes will become more popular than slot machines.

  • MEC Team to Study Racetrack Operations

    Magna Entertainment Corp. has established a "continuous improvement" team under the supervision of chief operating officer Don Amos that will conduct an orderly study of the company's racetrack operations.

  • Golden Gate to Reduce Purses by 3.8%

    Golden Gate Fields will reduce overnight purses by 3.8% beginning Feb. 11 due to total handle falling short of expectations, track officials announced Friday.

  • Magna 5 Kicks Off Saturday

    The Magna 5, a five-race wagering series with a guaranteed $500,000 minimum pool, begins Saturday at approximately 4:25 p.m. (EST). In the span of a little more than an hour, five races, tied together with one bet, will be presented at Magna Entertainment Corp. tracks.

  • Sligo Bay, winning the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Sligo Bay Returns in Tanforan Handicap

    Grade I stakes winner Sligo Bay hopes to tune up for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap with a victory in the $100,000 Tanforan Handicap at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

  • Golden Gate Equine Hospital Gets Go-Ahead

    Construction on a 3,600-square-foot equine medical facility at Golden Gate Fields can finally begin. The project was approved April 9 by the planning commission in Albany, Calif., where the track is located.

  • West Coast Race Fields Improve as Gulfstream Park Feels Slump

    While California has worried about declining field sizes for about two years, Santa Anita Park has created hope this year by attracting 20% more starters per race in its first two weeks. On the East Coast, however, average field size has gone from boom to bust. Gulfstream Park came out of its 2001 season with an 8.2% increase in average starters per race, but this year field size lagged 18% during the first week of racing.

  • New California Horse Racing Board member John Harris.

    California Board Approves Golden Gate License

    With new member John Harris aboard, the California Horse Racing Board raced down to the wire and granted Golden Gate Fields its license approval just in time for the Albany track to open for business on schedule. The CHRB approved Golden Gate's license Tuesday afternoon on the eve of the Bay-side track's fall-winter season, which starts today.