Golden Gate Fields To Guarantee $200,000 Late Pick 4 Pools On Gold Rush Weekend April 24-25

Golden Gate Fields racing officials announced the bayside racecourse in Albany, Calif.,will guarantee the Late Pick 4 pools on Gold Rush Weekend Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, at $200,000. The Late Pick 4 sequence consists of the last four races every day and is a 50-cent minimum bet. Gold Rush Weekend, a two-day festival, features eight stakes races; a half dozen on Saturday and two more on Sunday.

“We are expecting a terrific weekend of racing all around,” said Golden Gate Fields General Manager and Vice President David Duggan. “We truly appreciate the support of our horseplayers worldwide and very much look forward to providing them with an excellent product to watch and wager on next weekend. With that, we have guaranteed our Late Pick 4 pools on Saturday [April 24] and Sunday [April 25] at $200,000. Our inaugural Gold Rush Weekend in 2019 was a success and we are equally excited about this year’s event.”

The marquee race of the weekend, the Grade 3 $250,000 San Francisco Mile on Saturday, attracted 19 nominations led by Grade 1 winners Hit the Road, Keeper Ofthe Stars and Ohio, Grade 2 winners Smooth like Strait and Brown Storm and Grade 3 winner Sombeyay. Other stakes races on Saturday: the Camilla Urso on turf for filly and mare sprinters (28 nominations), the Golden Poppy for filly and mare grass routers (21), the California Oaks for 3-year-old fillies (16), the Lost in the Fog for main-track sprinters (16) and the California Derby for 3-year-olds (12).

On Sunday, California-breds take center stage in co-featured, turf-mile stakes races. The Silky Sullivan, for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds, attracted 18 nominations. The Campanile, for California-bred or sired 3-year-old fillies, received 19 nominations. Entries for Gold Rush Weekend Saturday will be drawn on Wednesday, with entries for the Sunday card to be taken on Thursday.

Currently, Golden Gate Fields offers fans the chance to watch races on-site at a limited capacity. Those who wish to attend Gold Rush Weekend, or any live race day at Golden Gate, can visit Goldengatefields.com and purchase tickets through the website. General Admission and walk-ups are not permitted at this time.

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