Belmont Stakes 2021 Preview: Can Rombauer Repeat Against A Tough Field?Belmont Stakes is set for early Saturday evening, with Essential Quality as the favorite but Rombauer looking for another win.
Bay Area Horse Trainer Speaks Out After Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby Winner Tests Positive For Banned SubstanceThe results of last week’s Kentucky Derby are still unknown after the winning horse, Medina Spirit, tested positive for a banned race-day substance. But horse experts here in the Bay Area and across the country are pointing the finger at celebrity trainer Bob Baffert.
Medina Spirit Wins Kentucky Derby Giving Trainer Bob Baffert Record 7th WinMedina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by a half-length, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race’s 147-year history with seven.
Vaccination Site Near Golden Gate Fields Open Friday After Closure Due to ProtestThe massive COVID-19 vaccination site in Berkeley near the Golden Gate Fields horse race track opened again Friday following a shut down the day before after animal rights activists forced the racetrack to close temporarily.
Protest Over Recent Horse Deaths Shuts Down Golden Gate Fields Vaccination SiteBerkeley and Albany police on Thursday were called to a protest at Golden Gate Fields demanding the track be closed that shut down a nearby COVID vaccination site for hours, according to authorities.
Update: Filly Becomes 5th Thoroughbred Fatality At Golden Gate Fields This YearA 3-year-old filly died Tuesday during training at Golden Gate Fields, making it the fifth thoroughbred fatality at the East Bay racetrack this year.
COVID: Golden Gate Fields To Re-Open After OutbreakGolden Gate Fields plans to reopen for live racing on Jan. 15 after being closed for over a month due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Racehorse Dies During Training at Golden Gate FieldsDuchamp, a 4-year-old thoroughbred gelding, died while training at Golden Gate Fields Friday.
Golden Gate Fields Records 20th Horse Death of 2020Streets, a 2-year-old thoroughbred colt, died Monday at a training session at Golden Gate Fields, the California Horse Racing Board said Monday.
Reopening: Del Mar Cancels Racing Until July 24th Due To COVID-19 Outbreak Among JockeysDel Mar canceled racing for the upcoming weekend after 15 jockeys tested positive for COVID-19. All the track’s riders and personnel who work in the jockeys’ room were tested by San Diego County public health officials at the request of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
California Horse Racing Board Approves Limit On Use Of Whip During RacesJockeys competing in California won’t be allowed to strike a horse more than six times during a race, and then only in an underhanded position, according to a new rule approved by the California Horse Racing Board.
Horse Racing Resumes At Golden Gate Fields Without SpectatorsGolden Gate Fields resumed live horse racing Thursday, but without spectators and with numerous modifications due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Golden Gate Fields To Resume Live Horse-Racing Beginning May 14Golden Gate Fields will resume live horse racing on May 14 after receiving provisional approval Wednesday from public health officials in Alameda County
Alameda County Health Department Orders Golden Gate Fields To Suspend Racing ActivitiesThe Golden Gate Fields horse racing track in Albany suspended all racing activities Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic after being contacted by the Alameda County Public Health Department.
Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September Due To Coronavirus PandemicFor the first time in 55 years, the Kentucky Derby will not happen on the first Saturday in May.