Pleasanton Racing Picks – Sunday, June 16

Pleasanton Racing Sunday, June 16 Price Check…Crushed it here last year SWS Grand Finale…Solid here last year Lil Sarah…Could hit the board   Snowy Coronitas…Been good on track Foose Dependent…Perfect over track Ozil…Ships from back east   Miss Swiss…Two decent runs Persuasive Lips…Could come on late Akuba…Tough start in debut   Luck Lasts…Solid in Pleasanton…

Kentucky Derby # 145

By Michael Patricks The 145th renewal of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sport is set for Saturday, May 4th from Churchill Downs. That’s right, the Kentucky Derby is just around the corner and the Jockey Club at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds is your best bet to take in all the heart-pounding thrill and excitement for…

Pegasus World Cup 2019

By Michael Patricks 1/26/2019 The Pegasus Word Cup is all set for Saturday and the Jockey Club will be open at 10 a.m. with full coverage.  The day features the $7,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational for older horses alongside the grand daddy of them all, the $9,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Invitational which is the…

Pegasus World Cup and Super Bowl Primer

By Michael Patricks 1/11/2019 The Pegasus Word Cup is set for Saturday, January 26th from Gulfstream Park and the Jockey Club will be open at 10 a.m. with full coverage.  The day features the $7,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational for older horses alongside the grand daddy of them all, the $9,000,000 Pegasus World Cup…

2018 Year’s End

12/14/18 By Michael Patricks It’s a fairly quiet weekend in racing as the 2018 thoroughbred season begins to wind down in earnest.  It’s closing weekend from Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California but closing weekend also features their preeminent quarter horse race, the Champion of Champions.  It’s closing weekend from Woodbine as well.  Woodbine…

Saturday 12/8 Write-up

12/8/18 By Michael Patricks Golden Gate Fields winds up its Fall race meeting with 12 races this Saturday and Sunday. Los Alamitos, by comparison, will offer twin-bill racing programs all weekend long and be the sole point of focus from southern California.  The Jockey Club will be open at 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday next…

Golden Gate Fields – Saturday, Dec. 1

Golden Gate Fields Saturday, December 1 Write Me a Song…Has to be right there Rush…Must take to surface Unexpected Journey…Back at a good spot   Rainbow North…Numbers say the one Gurnick…Will be a factor Presidentsky…Will show early speed   Thisonesforjames…Run some good ones No New Friends…Shipped and won Run Factor…Hopefully better fit here   Please…

Santa Anita Shakeup

11/30/18 By Michael Patricks It’s been a difficult week in racing news as good friend and weekly reader of this very column, Michael Wrona (also the voice of the Sonoma County Fair) was unceremoniously displaced by Frank Mirahmadi at Santa Anita for the 2018-2019 season.  The news came down last Saturday afternoon and left many…

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 – 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…