BERKELEY, Calif. – This Monday, March 7, Golden Gate Fields conducts a nine-race program. First post is 12:15 PM. The headliner for horseplayers on the day is a mandatory payout in the Golden Pick Six jackpot wager, a 20-cent minimum bet which features the last six races on the card. Heading into Friday’s live-race program, the jackpot pool sits at $124,190. Of course, the pool will increase by Monday if there fails to be a single ticket jackpot winner by then.
45 horses have entered to compete in the six-race sequence, which goes as Races 4 through 9. The first leg of the Pick Six, Race 4, has an approximate post time of 1:45 PM PT.
The feature race on Friday is Race 8, a second level allowance for 4-year-olds and upward at one mile and a sixteenth on Tapeta. Tom’s Surprise leads the field, having just won at this condition last month at low odds. Contention and quality runs deep. Other main contenders include Tesoro, who finished second behind 2021 Arkansas Derby winner Super Stock in the Zia Park Derby last fall, 2021 Snow Chief Stakes winner Jimmy Blue Jeans, and Shadrack, a multiple allowance winner last year who makes his 2022 debut for white-hot trainer Tim McCanna.
This week, Golden Gate Fields races on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Although live racing will not be conducted on Saturday, horseplayers in the area can head to Golden Gate to watch and wager on simulcast racing. Among the options on the wagering menu is 1/ST Saturday, featuring a combined 15 stakes races from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita. Both aforementioned tracks, among other promotions, will be offering a pair of “Coast to Coast” Pick 5 wagers, with an industry low 12% takeout for both bets.
Golden Gate Fields Press Release