Keyword: Golden Gate Fields

  • Exit Stage Left stayed undefeated in the California.

    Exit Stage Left Steals Cal Derby Spotlight

    Exit Stage Left kept his record unblemished with his third consecutive stakes victory in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 18 at Golden Gate Fields, denying favored Enterprising by half a length.

  • Enterprising won the Eddie Logan Stakes on the turf on December 28.

    Cal Derby Pits Enterprising, Exit Stage Left

    Enterprising, sharp winner of the Eddie Logan Stakes over the Santa Anita Park turf last time out, takes on undefeated local favorite Exit Stage Left in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 18 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Summer Hit dominates Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.

    Summer Hit Shows His Heels in Berkeley 'Cap

    Synthetic specialist Summer Hit controlled the pace as the 4-5 favorite and drew off in the stretch for a one-sided victory in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields.

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    Teaks North to Try Synthetic in Berkeley 'Cap

    Teaks North, a grade I winner on turf and a stakes winner on dirt, will try a synthetic surface for the first time in his 30-race career when he starts in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate on Nov. 29.

  • Service Set for California Breeder Qvale

    A memorial service for Kjell H. Qvale, a former majority owner and president of Golden Gate Fields and a longtime owner and breeder of racehorses in California, will be held Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. PST in San Francisco.

  • 19 Calif. Claims Voided in Rule's First Month

    A California rule that rescinds the claim of a horse placed on the veterinarian's list following the race in which the claim was submitted resulted in 19 of 229 purchases being voided at three tracks in the first month.

  • First Winner for Freshman Sire Roi Charmant

    California freshman sire Roi Charmant registered his first winner June 8 at Golden Gate Fields when Pheisty Kid gamely captured a maiden special weight sprint in his second effort.

  • Hudson Landing won the 2012 All American Stakes by a nose over Control Seeker.

    Veteran Runners to Line Up for All American

    Hudson Landing, who captured the 2012 All American Stakes (gr. III) by a nose over Control Seeker last fall, will try to repeat for trainer Blaine Wright and owner Jared Chappell at Golden Gate Fields on Memorial Day May 27.

  • Tigah wins the San Francisco Mile.

    Tigah Pounces for San Francisco Mile Triumph

    A patient ride by Alonso Quinonez paid off for Tigah when he nabbed pacesetter Summer Hit for a neck victory in the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) April 27 on the turf at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Hudson Landing won the San Francisco Mile in 2012.

    Hudson Landing Back for San Francisco Mile

    Versatile Hudson Landing, upset winner of last year's San Francisco Mile (gr. IT), is back to defend his title in the $100,000 event against nine opponents April 27 on the turf at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Dennis Patterson

    Bay Area Trainer Dennis Patterson Dies at 77

    Veteran Northern California trainer Dennis Patterson, a well-respected horseman known for his old school approach to conditioning, died at his home in San Mateo on the night of April 4 with his family at his side. He was 77.

  • Galen May with Chocolate Candy

    Man Convicted in 2010 Murder of Galen May

    A jury in Sacramento, Calif., has convicted a man of first degree murder in the 2010 strangulation of Galen Joseph May, a popular assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and a well-known figure at Northern California tracks.

  • Dice Flavor comes home strong to capture the El Camino Real Derby.

    Dice Flavor Shakes Up El Camino Real Derby

    Southern California shipper Dice Flavor, whose only four starts had been on grass for trainer Paddy Gallagher, burst away from the field past mid-stretch to easily win the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 16.

  • THS: El Camino Real Derby

    Pete Denk and Frank Angst handicap the El Camino Real Derby and Mac Diarmida Stakes.

  • Carving

    Baffert Sending Pair to El Camino Real Derby

    California Derby champion Zeewat will face eight rivals, including a pair of colts trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 16.

  • Keith Brackpool

    CHRB Chairman Leaving for Stronach Group

    Keith Brackpool, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board for the past three years, announced Jan. 18 that he had notified Gov. Jerry Brown's office that he is resigning to become part of The Stronach Group.

  • Russell Baze

    For Inspiration, Stevens Can Look to Baze

    As jockey Gary Stevens embarks on the comeback trail while approaching age 50, he can look to the north for inspiration, where fellow Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze continues to toil at the top of his game.

  • Golden Gate Handle Drops, But ADW Increases

    Advance deposit wagering at Golden Gate Fields showed a healthy increase during 2012, but average daily handle from all sources was off by about 3% over the year, according to figures provided by the track.

  • Jockey Club Denies Broberg, Miyadi

    Trainers Karl M. Broberg and Steven Miyadi will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for a period of one year effective January 1, 2013, the Jockey Club announced Dec. 27.

  • 131-1 Shot Shi'ah Sand Scores at Golden Gate

    Four-year-old filly Shi'ah Sand, victorious just once in 33 previous starts, tested the fuses in the tote board at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 26 when she scored at odds of 131-1 on opening day of the track's winter meeting.

  • Miss Empire outfights Butterfly Soul to win the Pike Place Dancer Stakes.

    Miss Empire Battles for Pike Place Dancer Win

    Southern California shipper Miss Empire, the 1-2 choice ridden by Russell Baze, won a stretch-long battle with outsider Butterfly Soul to capture the $100,000 Pike Place Dancer Stakes by a neck Oct. 27 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • CHRB Examines New Approach to Voiding Claims

    The California Horse Racing Board, looking to improve upon a rule it approved last year, is considering a change that would void the claim of a horse that is later placed on the official veterinary list for being unsound.

  • Golden Gate Starts Short Summer Meet Aug. 17

    Golden Gate Fields opens its brief 2012 summer meeting Aug. 17 with a "Happy Hour" racing program that features half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races.

  • TOC Sets Annual Meeting for Members Aug. 25

    Thoroughbred Owners of California invites all members to the Southern California Annual Meeting Aug. 25 at 8:30 a.m. in the Veranda Café at Del Mar.

  • Deal to Put Santa Anita On TVG Discussed

    Racing from Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields would be available on television network TVG under a content swap currently being negotiated, an executive from The Stronach Group told the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Awesome Gem Gets Lucky, Wins Berkeley on DQ

    Favored Awesome Gem, making his 50th career start, was awarded victory in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) when original winner Positive Response was disqualified at Golden Gate Fields May 28.

  • Awesome Gem has earned more than $2.7 million in his career.

    Awesome Gem Faces Hudson Landing in Berkeley

    Awesome Gem, lifetime winner of more than $2.7 million, and San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) victor Hudson Landing head the field for the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields May 28.