12/22/2014 1:45PM

California's only remaining synthetic meet opens Friday


Golden Gate Fields opens its 98-day winter-spring meeting on Friday as the only synthetic-surface track in California and with one of the best horses in the country training on it. Shared Belief, who finished fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic after a seven-win run to start his career, is based at Golden Gate with trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.