01/31/2012 11:58AM

Golden Gate's National Handicapping Championship representative does track proud


Golden Gate Fields’s representative in last weekend’s Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas, Donna Labriola of Richmond, finished fifth, earning $37,000. She missed fourth place and a $50,000 payoff by 10 cents.

Labriola was the highest-placing woman in the tournament.

Michael Beychok won the first-place prize of $1 million by playing Glorious Dancer in Saturday’s ninth race at Golden Gate Fields, an $8,000 maiden claimer. It was the final race of the contest, and Glorious Dancer’s nose victory gave Beychok the win by $1 over Dave Flanzbaum, who took home $150,000 for second.

◗ As has become a Super Bowl Sunday tradition at Golden Gate Fields, the winning jockey will draw a name after each race, and eight fans will receive a free 42-inch high-definition teevision. Sunday’s first post is 11:15 a.m.