Golden Gate Fields – Saturday, Nov. 24

Golden Gate Fields Saturday, November 24 Boot Scootin’ Kid…Best in a bad race Meet’n On High…Been okay vs. similar Hot N Breezy…Decent numbers   You’ll Be Lucky…Looks strong here Unlawful Act…Has to be in the mix Kid Arcade…Could have late run   Apphia…Hit board last four Little Miss Hottie…Numbers give a shot International Diva…Should love…

Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II)

11/23/18 By Michael Patricks Happy Black Friday to everyone. Many consumers are out and about with umbrellas and raingear trying to get the jump on the best holiday sales possible.  That’s never been my speed and doubtful it ever will be.  Paying for parking and standing in long lines has never been a passion of…

Golden Gate Fields – Friday, Nov. 23

Golden Gate Fields Friday, November 23 Go Smiley Go…A must on tickets Night of Idiots…Claimed last two Quick Song…Will hit the board   Oh Scatty Oh…Running well vs. better My Audubon…Should be a good spot Euphemistic…Like the claim two back   Meeting Adjourned…Must fire fresh Plum Wild…Solid debut run Jennys Finest…Not a bad first start…

Golden Gate Fields – Thursday, Nov. 22

Golden Gate Fields Thursday, November 22 Out Ofthe Ordinary…Take a good look Ineedamaniandapedi…Right horse, right spot Tangled Up in Ju…A legit player   Who Nose It…Barn solid off the claim One Smart Gal…Could get there Neon Gypsy…Takes a decent drop   Maxinamillion…Love the barn confidence Perfect Come Back…Tries a softer spot I’m an Eight…Looks like…

Saturday’s Late Pick-4 at Del Mar

11/16/18 By Michael Patricks Here I sit, prepared to write another installment in the weekly Blog.  Just before powering up my laptop I was informed that Golden Gate Fields would be cancelling their Friday program due to unhealthy air levels stemming from the Camp Fire in Butte County where better than 600 people are still…

Golden Gate Fields – Friday, Nov. 16

Golden Gate Fields Friday, November 16 Union Legend…Will be right there Sojourn…Has to factor in On Fire…Hard knocker could get piece   Swanee…Back to back good runs Sophia Del Sol…Works look ready for return Go Smiley Go…Beaten favorite last start   Power of Nine…Should find spot inviting She Began Again…Do like the work tab Revenue…

Golden Gate Fields – Thursday, November 15

Golden Gate Fields Thursday, November 15 Frisky Fox…Showed speed in northern debut She’s a Spy…Burned cash last two Lucky Again…Could fire here   Gambler’s Appeal…Closed strong last start Contessa B…Like the barn switch Bull Empress…Could run third   Fiesty Coach…Can run in here Sittin and Thinkin…Been competitive in class Happier Together…Keeps dropping   Point of…

Golden Gate Fields – Saturday, November 10

Golden Gate Fields Saturday, November 10 Coco Bee…Expect step forward Shesaheatseeker…Troubled start in debut Gig’s Lil Gal…Could surprise in debut   Country Road…Has to be a contender Aalsmeer…Handles the track well Majestic Journey…Won only start over surface   Joe’s Passion…Good run in second start Aquina’s Advice…Favored two straight Oh My Oh…Could step up here  …

Golden Gate Fields – Friday, November 9

Golden Gate Fields Friday, November 9 Boot Scootin’ Kid…Last two decent runs Hot N’Breezy…Worth a look Shine on Me…Probably want on ticket   Fort Cady…Solid fit here Forever the Chief…Handles track well Lucky Views…Can get a piece   General Mach Four…One to watch Sierra Steel…Won last start over track Private Joke…Solid runner this level  …

The Let it Ride from Del Mar

11/9/18 By Michael Patricks Breeders’ Cup 35 is in the books and will go down in racing lore as one to remember.  Enable was nothing short of brilliant in taking down the Breeders’ Cup Turf after capturing the Prix de l’arc de Triomph for a second time.  Enable ran an eyeball-popping 114 Beyer Speed Figure…