Horse racing publication: Golden Gate stays on hiatus

Horse racing newsletter: Golden Gate stays on hiatus

Hey, my identify is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing publication as we have a look at how data is, or isn’t, disseminated in horse racing.

Usually on Friday, we’ve got Matt Dinerman’s weekend preview from Golden Gate Fields. Effectively, we gained’t have it for at the least a number of extra weeks. Golden Gate has been closed to racing after a dramatic spike in coronavirus positives on the backstretch. At present, the monitor is ready to return again on Dec. 3. Frankly, I feel that’s optimistic.

On Wednesday, when Golden Gate made the announcement that the stoppage was being prolonged there was one very important unanswered query, what number of positives? After the primary stoppage, The Stronach Group mentioned there have been 24 positives. OK, solution to play it straight.

However they didn’t say what number of the second time. A message to a company spokesperson for TSG referred me to the Berkeley Public Well being Division, guess these data protocols modified from week to week. A message to the BPHD was returned with the response that it doesn’t launch particular person location outcomes. Guess it didn’t understand it was supposed to talk for TSG. And TSG, come on, the numbers, don’t cross the buck.

It didn’t take Woodward and Bernstein to find out the quantity, which most thought was round 100. That’s dramatic. You may learn the story. Simply click on right here. The factor was that estimate was low. In response to folks with data of the numbers however not licensed to talk publicly, in a single day the quantity had swelled to round 150 and heading towards 200. Which means about two-fifths of the backstretch inhabitants.

On Thursday was the dentist appointment with out Novocain generally known as the month-to-month assembly of the California Horse Racing Board. It addressed the scenario at Golden Gate Fields up entrance. Credit score for that. Aidan Butler, who was once Performing Govt Director of California Racing for The Stronach Group however has been promoted, flew in from Florida to Northern California to evaluate the scenario and communicate on TSG’s behalf. (We thought Craig Fravel, the highest man at TSG racing, was now in command of overseeing the West Coast operation.)

Butler mentioned 95% of the instances had been asymptomatic and that each one contaminated folks had been off-site at inns being fed two meals a day by TSG. People who remained on monitor had been additionally being fed twice a day, which I feel is how usually you feed a horse, though presumably the employees weren’t simply being fed grain.

In the course of the dialogue on the assembly with Golden Gate and TSG officers, nobody from the Board requested Golden Gate officers, to me, the very important query, “What number of contaminated persons are there?” The reply, I imagine, is that they already knew and determined to not convey it up. Sure, the identical CHRB that has transparency as one in all its benchmarks.

However equally as stunning is the at all times vocal animal rights’ advocates didn’t ask the query both, not that the Board was obligated to reply and sure wouldn’t have.

I gotta say, it’s a heavy elevate to suppose that Golden Gate will be capable of return to racing earlier than its Dec. 13 shut.

Two ideas. The primary is that everybody, on either side if the problems, hopes and desires that everybody troubled recovers to 100% of their well being. The second is that data is a way more efficient weapon than rhetoric.

Dentist chair, Half 2

Govt director Scott Chaney gave these figures about October. Daytime deal with figures had been up 12.08% regardless of 14 fewer performances. The nighttime deal with was up 36.33% with the identical variety of performances. Mix the 2 unequal numbers and also you get that general deal with was up 14.41% for the month. Nonetheless, for the 12 months, deal with is down 1.84%.

What you’re grateful for

I haven’t accomplished this in a pair years, however with Thanksgiving across the nook, I’d like to listen to what you’re grateful for on the subject of racing. Please restrict it to not more than two sentences and embody your identify, not simply your electronic mail deal with. I possible gained’t run the actual snarky or damaging ones as we need to maintain this optimistic. Simply put Thanksgiving within the topic line. I’ll run the most effective ones within the Thanksgiving publication. If you happen to’ve already submitted, no must repeat.

Del Mar Preview

There are eight races on Friday, starting at 12:30 p.m. Half of the races are on the turf with three allowance/non-compulsory claimers on the cardboard. We’ll name the second race the function because the $65,000 purse is the best on the day. It’s a five-furlong turf race. Chaos Principle is the 9-5 favourite for coach John Sadler and jockey Umberto Rispoli. He’s coming off a fourth within the Grade 2 Woodford at Keeneland. He gained the Grade 3 Inexperienced Flash in his earlier race. That’s an enormous class drop until you evaluate it to the second favourite, at 3-1, Texas Wedge for Peter Miller and Flavien Prat. His final race was the Breeders’ Cup Turf Dash, the place he completed eleventh. He completed third within the Grade 1 Jaipur earlier within the 12 months at Belmont Park. Put up is round 1 p.m.

Listed here are the sector sizes, so as: 6, 6, 5, 7, 8, 8, 10, 8 (4 additionally eligible).

Bob Ike’s DM decide of the day

SIXTH RACE No. 7 Clayton Delaney (12-1)

Sophomore gelding from the Phil D’Amato secure has by no means been round two turns however his first begin on turf final time was promising. Broke slowly and took up sharply to lose all probability on the break, trailed down bottom and into stretch, then closed properly to be overwhelmed lower than 4 lengths going 5 ½-furlong distance. If he handles routing he has an upset probability on this aggressive Cal-bred race, though favourite Rustic Canyon will probably be very powerful to beat.

Sunday’s consequence: Uncle Boogie (9-2) raced in a distinct space code early, then closed OK to rise up for second behind the runaway longshot winner.

Bob Ike is a Companion/VP of (right here’s a video) and the proprietor of (full-card picks, 3 Greatest Performs and betting technique).

Ciaran Thornton’s DM decide

SIXTH RACE: No. 4 Good-looking Cat (8-1)

Good-looking Cat has gained two in a row going six furlongs on grime for coach Steve Miyadi with this similar jockey. Miyadi drops the horse at school however races him protected Friday. He additionally switches him to turf and strikes to a mile distance. ‘Cat has the highest final race pace and has an excellent closing kick. This 8-1 value is the most effective worth on the cardboard Friday.

Sunday’s consequence: Silent Musketier tracked the leaders properly simply off the tempo into the flip. When it regarded like it will make a transfer the horse had nothing within the tank and pale badly.

Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for, which gives each day full card picks, longshots of the day, finest bets of the day.

Los Alamitos weekend preview

Los Alamitos is the one monitor in California racing at evening. So, let’s flip issues over to advertising and media guru Orlando Gutierrez, who will inform us about issues happening at Los Alamitos. Orlando, the ground is yours.

“Jockeys Javiar Matias and Cerapio Figueroa and trainers Jose Raudales and Jorge Rosales – all key figures on the not too long ago concluded meet at Emerald Downs — will add a contact of the Nice Northwest to Friday’s eight-race program. They be part of coach Robert Baze, who was featured on this area final Friday earlier than happening to win a pair of thoroughbred races on the Orange County oval, as a number of the new faces at Los Alamitos.

“Matias completed sixth within the thoroughbred standings at Emerald Downs. He gained the well-known Longacres Mile with Barkley in 2018 and even piloted the nice quarter horse BH Lisas Boy to victory within the Financial institution of America Emerald Downs Championship in 2015. He’ll journey the Raudales-trained True Regards in Friday’s first race. Put up time is 6 p.m.

“As for Rosales and Figueroa, they fashioned a terrific group right here earlier this 12 months. Rosales gained with six-of-10 thoroughbred starters, whereas Figueroa gained with six-of-12 mounts. Rosales acquired the Martin Durkan Award for management, cooperation, and sportsmanship this previous season at Emerald Downs, whereas Figueroa was voted the Lindy Award by his fellow riders for his accomplishment and sportsmanship all through the assembly. They may group up with Emma’s A Beast within the third race.

“Saturday’s racing begins at 6:10 p.m. and can function the working of the Grade 2, $50,000 Las Damas Handicap. There will probably be 10 feminine starters within the Las Damas headed by high 5 from the Grade 1 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap on Sept. 22. Curls Glad Wagon, the winner of the Mildred Vessels, will probably be going for her fourth profession stakes win. She will probably be joined by Jeryl Hartley’s Victorioso Dinastia, runner-up within the Mildred Vessels at 16-1, plus Tom Maher and Richard Tobin’s Lynnder 16, a a number of graded stakes winner of greater than $688,568. Lynnder 16 is skilled by Canterbury’s main quarter-horse coach Jason Olmstead, who for the primary time has a string of horses Los Alamitos. Olmstead is at present the nation’s tenth main coach in earnings. This gifted discipline is among the many finest in latest reminiscence within the Las Damas, which is barely acceptable contemplating that this race was upgraded to Grade 2 for 2020.

“Twelve trials to the Grade 1 $1,977,250 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity make up an excellent card of quarter-horse racing on Sunday evening. First put up is 5 p.m. with three Choose 4 wagering alternatives starting in races 1, 5, and 9. A complete of 103 juveniles will probably be within the 400-yard trials with the ten quickest horses advancing to the Two Million ultimate on Sunday, Dec. 13. Each trial can have both eight or 9 horses. All 10 qualifiers to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity will probably be in Sunday’s trials. Main the way in which will probably be Grant Cox’s Apollitical Gold, who gained the $1.1 million Golden State ultimate at 12-1 odds. Different futurity winners on Sunday evening will probably be Monopolist, La Jaconde, Constituent and Aint She Tempting.

“One ultimate be aware, the excellent Zoomin For Spuds certified to a document tying fifth Champion of Champions after posting the quickest qualifying time in final Sunday’s trials to the Champion of Champions. Zoomin For Spuds gained the Champion of Champions in 2016 and in his present racing type, he will probably be one of many horses to beat within the 440-yard basic. The Champion of Champions will probably be held on Saturday, Dec. 12.”

Chris Wade’s Friday LA decide

FIFTH RACE: No. 5 Fastnmagic Prize ( 7-2)

She represents a quarter-horse barn that’s going robust for the meet with a 24% win ratio. In her final begin, Fastnmagic Prize broke sluggish and bobbled to lose over a size of floor proper from the beginning in opposition to a discipline that included a superbly tripped winner. The filly completed properly on her personal after the sluggish begin, ending up the clear second finest on this race. With many different stable numbers which are comparable for Friday’s endeavor, let’s push this runner steadily for all of the board placings at a medium mutual.

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Del Mar Entries for Friday, November 20.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Membership, Del Mar, California. $2 Win, Place and Present; $1 Exacta, $2 Quinella, 50-cent Trifecta, $2 Rolling Double, 50-cent rolling Choose 3; 10-cent Superfecta; 50-cent Choose 4 final 4 races; 50-cent Gamers Choose 5 first 5 races; 50-cent Choose 6 final 6 races; $1 Place Choose All; $1 Tremendous Excessive 5 final race. Trifecta wants 4 betting pursuits; Superfecta wants 6. ninth day of a 15-day meet.


6 Furlongs. Purse: $26,000. Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $16,000-$14,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Proof It Mario Gutierrez 120 Sandi Gann 7-2 16,000
2 Littlebitamedal Flavien Prat 120 Artwork Sherman 3-1 16,000
3 I Belong to Becky Tiago Pereira 122 William Spawr 8-5 16,000
4 Cosa Nostra Anthony Locke 118 Stacy Locke 12-1 14,000
5 J T’s A. T. M. Abel Cedillo 120 Martin Valenzuela, III 5-1 16,000
6 Wanting Ez Tyler Baze 122 Rosemary Trela 4-1 16,000


5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Non-obligatory Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Value $100,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Texas Wedge Flavien Prat 121 Peter Miller 3-1
2 Overdue Mike Smith 121 Philip D’Amato 4-1
3 Mr Vargas Tyler Baze 121 Brian J. Koriner 6-1
4 Mikes Tiznow Ricardo Gonzalez 121 Andy Mathis 4-1 100,000
5 Chaos Principle Umberto Rispoli 123 John W. Sadler 9-5
6 Tilted Towers Abel Cedillo 123 Philip D’Amato 6-1


1 1/8 Mile. Purse: $61,000. Allowance Non-obligatory Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Value $62,500.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Unbroken Star Tyler Baze 121 Mike Puype 4-1
2 The Stiff Abel Cedillo 119 Michael W. McCarthy 9-2 62,500
3 Potantico Alexis Centeno 114 Vladimir Cerin 5-2
4 Zestful Edwin Maldonado 121 Mark Glatt 3-1 62,500
5 King of Velocity Mike Smith 121 Jeff Bonde 9-5


1 Mile Turf. Purse: $31,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $50,000-$40,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Bristol Bayou Victor Espinoza 122 John A. Shirreffs 2-1 50,000
2 Cowl Model Geovanni Franco 124 James M. Cassidy 5-2 50,000
3 Starship Sky Juan Hernandez 120 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 8-1 40,000
4 I Give Up Tyler Baze 122 Hector O. Palma 12-1 50,000
5 Unbreakable Jose Valdivia, Jr. 122 Mike Puype 9-2 50,000
6 She Loves Karaoke Aaron Gryder 118 Adam Kitchingman 8-1 40,000
7 Let’s Go Now Ricardo Gonzalez 124 Eoin G. Harty 4-1 50,000


1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Costs $8,000-$7,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Within the Deep Tyler Baze 118 Don Schnell 5-2 8,000
2 Write Me a Tune Jessica Pyfer 111 George Papaprodromou 12-1 7,000
3 Satan’s Tooth Edwin Maldonado 120 Alberto Amparan 30-1 8,000
4 R Cha Cha Alexis Centeno 111 George Papaprodromou 4-1 7,000
5 Little No Manner Abel Cedillo 120 Alfredo P. Marquez 2-1 8,000
6 Cedar Rapids Geovanni Franco 118 Jeffrey Metz 15-1 7,000
7 Massive Sky Logan J.C. Diaz, Jr. 118 Jeffrey Metz 15-1 7,000
8 Vodka Twist Tiago Pereira 118 Steve Knapp 3-1 8,000


1 Mile Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Non-obligatory Claiming. 3 12 months olds and up. Claiming Value $20,000. State bred.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Rustic Canyon Ricardo Gonzalez 124 Isidro Tamayo 5-2 20,000
2 Tropical Terror Victor Espinoza 122 James M. Cassidy 4-1
3 Sea of Liberty Edwin Maldonado 122 John W. Sadler 5-1
4 Good-looking Cat Jose Valdivia, Jr. 120 Steven Miyadi 8-1
5 First Prez Umberto Rispoli 120 Doug F. O’Neill 4-1
6 Fly to Mars Flavien Prat 124 Peter Miller 7-2 20,000
7 Clayton Delaney Abel Cedillo 120 Philip D’Amato 12-1
8 Mysterious Stones Juan Hernandez 120 Philip D’Amato 20-1


6 Furlongs. Purse: $31,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 12 months olds. Claiming Costs $50,000-$40,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Chevelita Flavien Prat 120 Peter Miller 3-1 50,000
2 Sensible Lower Umberto Rispoli 120 Dan Blacker 7-2 50,000
3 Yellow Gown Victor Espinoza 120 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 8-1 50,000
4 Girl Mo J.C. Diaz, Jr. 116 Ruben Gomez 30-1 40,000
5 Martique Miss Juan Hernandez 120 Jerry Hollendorfer 6-1 50,000
6 Mama Superior Tiago Pereira 120 Steve Knapp 15-1 50,000
7 Varoma Jessica Pyfer 113 Manuel Ortiz, Sr. 30-1 50,000
8 Purda Vita Edwin Maldonado 120 John W. Sadler 4-1 50,000
9 Royal Mix Abel Cedillo 120 Clifford W. Sise, Jr. 4-1 50,000
10 Hatshepsut Alexis Centeno 113 Ian Kruljac 20-1 50,000


5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Particular Weight. 2 12 months olds. State bred.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Coach M-L Declare $
1 Crossword Ricardo Gonzalez 120 John W. Sadler 4-1
2 Pedro Perez J.C. Diaz, Jr. 120 Edwin Alvarez 30-1
3 That Corey Mario Gutierrez 120 Ben D. A. Cecil 5-2
4 Gordy’s Boy Tiago Pereira 120 Alexis Barba 15-1
5 Theluteismine Flavien Prat 120 Peter Miller 2-1
6 Bukayo Tyler Baze 120 Carla Gaines 6-1
7 Arduous Steel Jose Valdivia, Jr. 120 Sal Gonzalez 20-1
8 Gabby Hayes Abel Cedillo 120 Steven Miyadi 4-1
Additionally Eligible
9 Runaway Wywy Geovanni Franco 120 Edwin Alvarez 30-1
10 Lauren Squared Jessica Pyfer 110 Peter Miller 8-1
11 Standing O Umberto Rispoli 120 Philip D’Amato 5-1
12 My Man Luggage Juan Hernandez 120 Paul G. Aguirre 5-2

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