Golden Gate Fields

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 ...
June 13, 2016
Russell Baze, the all-time winningest rider in U.S. Thoroughbred racing history, will announce his retirement Tuesday.
The Golden Pick 6 ended the Golden Gate Fields meet with a whimper, not a bang Sunday when jockeys refused to ride on the turf course, forcing two races in the sequence to be switched from the turf to the main track. Bettors were given all horses in ...
June 11, 2016
Favorite Chips All In ($3.80) got a perfect stalking trip and pulled clear in the stretch to easily win the $54,150 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.
The Golden Pick 6 at Golden Gate Fields is now only one day away from a mandatory payout after there wasn’t a unique winning ticket again Friday.
June 10, 2016
For the 57th straight day no one hit the Golden Pick 6 jackpot on Thursday. The jackpot will start at $1,286,839 for Friday’s races, as the wager closes in on a mandatory distribution Sunday.
June 06, 2016
Bettors have four more chances to become a millionaire as Golden Gate Fields goes into the final week of its long winter-spring meeting with $1,250,825 sitting in the Golden Pick 6 pool.
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.