Added Horse Racing Date for Golden Gate Fields

Golden gate turf breakGOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO ADD ONE RACING DAY, THURSDAY, MAY 31; BAY AREA TRACK TO OFFER FANS & HORSEMEN ADDITIONAL TURF OPPORTUNITIES AS ALL SOURCES HANDLE SHOWS 31 PERCENT INCREASE OVER 2017

WINTER/SPRING MEET TO CONCLUDE JUNE 10, CREATING A SEVEN-WEEK TURF VOID IN THE BAY AREA

BERKELEY, Calif. —With another strong season underway and its turf course in impeccable condition, Golden Gate Fields has announced it will add Thursday, May 31 to its spring racing calendar, which is welcome news to Bay Area horsemen and fans alike.

“We plan to offer a good many turf races on this extra day and throughout the remainder of the Spring Meet,” said David Duggan, Golden Gate Fields General Manager. “This meet will conclude on June 10 and following that, there’s a seven-week period where there’s no turf racing in Northern California. Our turf course is pristine, and the weather should complement the day nicely.”

Duggan, who took the reins at Golden Gate in December, was quick to defer credit for the track’s recent success.

“Our great position this meet is a direct result of the horseplayers and the fantastic effort put forth by our horsemen, jockeys and our staff,” said Duggan. “As a result, we are very pleased to be adding to our racing calendar, and especially in late-May. We’ve said this many times, but we’ve got a tremendous group of horsemen. We’re excited to be doing well and we look forward to finishing up strong.”

First post time on Thursday, May 31 is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. PT. For additional racing information, please visit www.goldengatefields.com.

$1.2 Million Jackpot at Golden Gate

ALBANY, CALIF. – The jackpot on the Golden Pick 6 will begin at $1,250,824.74 when racing resumes Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.

On Sunday there were 12 winning tickets worth $9,515.70. The jackpot is paid only when there is a single ticket with all six winners. A victory by No. 1 Schwyz (10th) or No. 7 Pepper and Salt (fifth) would have triggered a jackpot payout of $1,365,023.

There are four race days left in the Winter/Spring Meet. There is a mandatory Golden Pick 6 payout on June 12, closing day. The jackpot currently is the largest in North American horse racing.

Thursday’s Golden Pick 6 sequence will begin with race 3. There also is a Super High 5 carryover of $6,285.92. The Super High 5 will be offered on the eighth and final race.

AGOS Claimer of the Week: Golden Gate Tahoe

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comFast moving Tahoe

Yahoo Tahoe tracked early leaders, joined a ferocious battle in the stretch, fought hard and continued to inch forward to the line about a half-length ahead of the other $40,000 claimers and won the second race at Golden Gate Friday afternoon. Yahoo Tahoe retuned $7.60 to his supporters and has been named the agameofskill.com Claimer of the Week. The bay gelding has now tallied 7 career victories and was ridden by Hall of Famer Russell Baze. The son of McCann’s Mojave stopped the timer at 1:10.45 for the 6 panels. Trained by Andy Mathis, the 5 year old has never won at another track and has finished in the money 14 times from 21 starts. Owned by Desert Sun Stables, Yahoo Tahoe has earned $170,000 in his career.