Golden Gate Fields

Barbara D. Livingston
Golden Gate Fields opens its 32-day fall meet on Thursday.
Christmas is still two months away, but Golden Gate Fields racing secretary Patrick Mackey is already humming “It's the most wonderful time of the year.” The Golden Gate Fields 32-day fall meet begins Thursday, and it will be crammed with goodies ...Full Story >>
September 17, 2017
The rapidly improving Force ($6) won his U.S. stakes debut Sunday, unleashing a strong stretch kick to win the $55,875 Rolling Green Stakes going away on closing day at Golden Gate Fields.
April 27, 2017
Question: Which name in the following list does not belong? Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Joe DiMaggio, Russell Baze. Answer: They all belong, right there in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
June 14, 2016
The announcement by Russell Baze this week that he has called it quits at age 57 after a career of 42 years, 53,578 mounts, and 12,842 wins came as a surprise to racing fans who had come to think of him as a natural resource, something that helped ...
April 22, 2016
Russell Baze won the first race at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday, April 17, aboard the 5-year-old Borrego mare Emerald Green. Of more statistical significance, the win was number 12,812 for Baze in a career dating back to bell-bottoms. He won his ...
January 06, 2016
Nothing says California Chrome has to win his comeback, although he will be heavily favored, just as there is no guarantee his little sister Hope's Love will put on a fairy-tale performance for her namesake. The happy coincidence of the champion ...
December 04, 2015
I was trying to remember the last time I felt so rotten about the death of a Thoroughbred.
January 01, 2015
For a while there on New Year’s Eve it looked as if Russell Baze would end his 13th championship season on a meek note after a second straight racing day without a winner.
April 26, 2012
Whether life imitates art or the other way around really does not matter, not when the story hits home as a tale imbued with the assuring touch of truth.