Keyword: Roberto Gonzalez

  • Roberto Gonzalez Breaks Neck Vertebrae

    Veteran 54-year-old jockey Roberto Gonzalez will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking the C-2 vertebrae in his neck and his left ankle in a spill at Golden Gate Fields April 29.

  • Finalists Named for George Woolf Award

    Jockeys Jon Court, Victor Espinoza, Roberto Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder, and Mario Pino are finalists for the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 13.

  • Spellbinder Dazzles in Berkeley Handicap

    Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss' heavily favored Spellbinder dug in for the final strides to hold off the surging Sharp Writer and win the $150,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) in gate-to-wire fashion at Golden Gate Fields Monday.

  • Desert Bloom Sizzles in Berkeley Handicap

    Desert Bloom, coaxed to the front soon after the start by jockey Roberto Gonzalez, was able to dictate the pace and held on through the drive to post a mild upset in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

  • Princess Rooney winner Ema Bovary retired; to be bred in Kentucky.

    Ema Bovary Injured in Workout, Retired

    Ema Bovary, a multiple stakes winner of $721,642 and one of the nation's top female sprinters, sustained an ankle injury while working at Golden Gate Fields Saturday morning and is through racing.

  • Golden Gate Unwraps $233,306 Carryover Sunday

    After a five-day break for the Christmas holiday, racing at Golden Gate Fields will pick up Sunday with a Pick Six carryover of $233,306 and the $100,000 Work The Crowd Handicap.

  • Lumpkins Breaks Collarbone in GGF Stakes

    Jockey Jason Lumpkins suffered a fractured left collarbone and a mild concussion when his mount Crozet fell during the running of the $51,875 Star Ball Stakes for fillies and mares Sunday at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Ema Bovary crosses the finish line in the Princess Rooney Handicap during Calder's Summit of Speed.

    Ema Bovary Back to Winning Ways in 'Rooney

    The Chilean-bred Ema Bovary captured the 10th win in her past 11 starts in the $500,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course Saturday with a patient stalking ride from Northern California-based rider Roberto Gonzalez.

  • Ema Bovary's Orinda Win Runs String to 7

    Ema Bovary, an exciting 5-year-old mare from Chile, recorded her seventh straight victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she won the $62,600 Orinda Handicap in courageous fashion.

  • Ema Bovary Wins 6th in a Row on DQ

    Ema Bovary extended her win streak to six straight races after the stewards disqualified Royally Chosen for causing interference approaching the wire Wednesday in the $84,850 Kalookan Queen Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mister Acpen Gets Away, Makes Foes Pay

    Mister Acpen was able to control the pace under jockey Roberto Gonzalez and surprised 3-2 favorite Fateful Dream and grass course specialist Ninebanks with an easy gate-to-wire triumph in Saturday's $142,500 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Presidio Heights Sizzles in Danville Upset

    Presidio Heights put on a dazzling display of speed Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and upset 3-5 favorite El Dorado Shooter in the $67,400 Danville Handicap.

  • Standard Setter led throughout to post Golden Gate Derby upset.

    Golden Gate Derby Goes to Standard Setter

    Standard Setter surprised Saturday's $100,000 Golden Gate Derby (gr. III) field with a front-running victory at odds of 17-1. The only California bred in the field of 10 in the first derby of the year, the 3-year-old chestnut son of Benchmark held off Ozzie Cat by a neck in a tremendous stretch run.

  • Maddie's Charm Splashes to Golden Gate Win

    Maddie's Charm successfully made a huge class jump Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she splashed to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $60,650 Corte Madera Stakes.