Golden Gate Fields

August 16, 2016
Antonio L. “Tony” Diaz, a top Northern California rider and trainer died of cancer Monday at age 67.
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.