Keyword: Golden Gate Fields

  • Fairplex Plans to Phase Out Sales, Training

    Over the next several months, the Los Angeles County Fair plans to phase out its racing-related activities at Fairplex Park, chief executive officer James Henwood told the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Approved to Operate Pleasanton Meet

    The Oak Tree Racing Association is back in the race business following a 3 1/2-year absence with the approval of its application to conduct the Alameda County Fair meet by the California Horse Racing Board April 25.

  • Summer Hit is one of three for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in the San Francisco Mile.

    Summer Hit Tops Hollendorfer Trio in SF Mile

    Jerry Hollendorfer has a trio of older runners set to go in the San Franciso Mile (gr. IIIT) April 26, led by Summer Hit, as the Hall of Fame trainer attempts to win Northern California's top grass race for the third time.

  • Cal Expo Gains Extra Week of Summer Racing

    Cal Expo won a tussle to gain an extra week on the summer fair racing calendar beginning in July 2015 after several months of debate when the California Horse Racing Board approved the dates plan.

  • Golden Gate Fields Adds Alcatraz Stakes

    The $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes has been added to the winter-spring meeting stakes schedule at Golden Gate Fields and the $100,000 Campanile Stakes has been moved from May 31 to June 8, it was announced March 9.

  • Tamarando gets by Dance With Fate to win the El Camino Real Derby.

    Pinch-Hitting Tamarando Takes El Camino Real

    Back on a synthetic surface he seems to prefer, Tamarando closed from last on the far turn to register a half-length triumph over Dance With Fate in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 15.

  • Tamarando is 3-1 on the morning line for the El Camino Real Derby.

    Hollendorfer Uses Option in El Camino Real

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer lost his leading candidate for the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. I) Feb. 15 when his undefeated colt Exit Stage Left sustained a training injury. But he had a good back-up plan.

  • Exit Stage Left

    Exit Stage Left Withdrawn from El Camino Real

    Exit Stage Left, the undefeated colt expected to be among the favorites in the upcoming $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) was injured during training at Golden Gate Fields the morning of Feb. 8 and has been declared.

  • 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.