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Dollar Day Rocks at Golden Gate Fields This Weekend
The San Francisco concert schedule will be a little hotter this weekend when Golden Gate Fields combines music and horse races to create one of the most unique attractions in San Francisco Bay Area.
David Martin's House Party takes the stage on Sunday, Sept. 25, bringing their wide range of musical stylings to the Dollar Day Concert Series at Golden Gate Fields.
With more than 600 songs in their musical library, David Martin's House Party gigs always highlight the San Francisco concert schedule. Playing anything from dance music, to big band era hits, to classic rock and modern beats, David Martin's House Party offers music for the entire family to enjoy, which is why this band is always one of the favorite attractions in San Francisco.
The addition of David Martin's House Party as part of the San Francisco concert schedule only bolsters what was already shaping up to be a huge Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. Sunday's also mean NFL football, when Golden Gate Fields gives Bay Area sports fans exactly what they are looking for by combining NFL action with the thrill of thoroughbred horse races.
San Francisco sports fans can come to the race track and enjoy Golden Gate Fields’ Coors Light End Zone, a fully equipped sports lounge complete with 16 plasma televisions and the Sunday Ticket package, bringing all the action from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.
The summer concerts, Coors Light NFL End Zone and a full slate of horse races all are part of Golden Gate Fields’ Dollar Day Sundays – one of the most value-conscious attractions in San Francisco. As part of Dollar Day Sundays patrons can receive general admission, hot dogs, beers, sodas, programs and general parking for only $1.
Sunday isn't the only value day of the weekend. Fridays at Golden Gate Fields are Senior Fridays, where members of the Thoroughbreds Club who are 62 years old or older receive free Club House admission.
All three days of the weekend feature the exhilarating thoroughbred horse races Bay Area race fans have come to expect from their hometown track. Gates open at 10 a.m. on all three days, and the horse races begin with a 12:45 p.m. post time.
About Golden Gate Fields
Golden Gates Fields, Northern California’s premier horse racing facility, commenced its first meeting on Feb. 1, 1941. Due to poor track conditions caused by heavy rains, the inaugural meeting lasted only five days. America’s involvement in World War II meant racing at the race track wouldn’t resume for six years, and the track became a naval amphibious landing craft base.
Golden Gate Fields reopened on Sept. 9, 1947, and since has hosted many of the sports’ greatest thoroughbred horses and jockeys. The great Bill Shoemaker, who would go on to become the world’s winningest riders, scored his first career victory at Golden Gate Fields on April 20, 1949, aboard Shafter V. He retired 41 years later with 8,833 wins.
Through the years champion horses like Citation (1948 Horse of the Year), Noor (Handicap Horse of 1950), Determine (1954 Kentucky Derby winner), John Henry (Horse of the Year in 1981 and 1984), Brown Bess (Female Grass Horse of 1989), Tight Spot (Grass Horse of 1991), and Lost in the Fog (Sprinter of 2005) have competed at Golden Gate Fields.
Golden Gate Fields is a beautiful facility that features an elegant Turf Club, a vast and comfortable Club House, smart simulcast rooms, and plenty of free seating in the general admission areas, all of which make a trip to the facility one of the most entertaining attractions in San Francisco.
For more information on California horse racing, betting tips to make your experience more enjoyable and the latest horse racing results, visit Golden Gate Fields online at http://www.GoldenGateFields.com, on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/GoldenGateFields or on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/GGFRacing.