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Don't Miss Closing Weekend at Golden Gate Fields
Golden Gate Fields, the prime spot for San Francisco Bay Area horse race betting, brings music, the NFL and race horses together for the final weekend of the summer meet.
October 2 is Closing Day, and Golden Gate Fields is closing one of the most exciting summer meets in history with some of the finest thoroughbred race horses in the San Francisco Bay Area.
As always horse race betting is made simple at Golden Gate Fields. Race fans are encouraged to wager on the action on the track, or enjoy horse race betting on hundreds of other races around the nation in the simulcast room.
Looking for more than horse race betting?
Frequent San Francisco Bay Area visitors this summer have learned that Golden Gate Fields offers so much more. October 2 is Dollar NFL Sunday, which means double the sporting action.
San Francisco Bay Area residents can hear the thunder of the hooves as the race horses sprint toward the finish line while keeping an eye on all the football action in Golden Gate Fields’ NFL End Zone, a fully equipped sports bar complete with 16 plasma televisions and the Sunday Ticket package, bringing all the action from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.
Sundays at Golden Gate Fields also offer some of the most economical family fun in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of Dollar Day Sundays patrons can receive general admission, hot dogs, beers, sodas, program 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.
Gates open at 10 a.m. on the final three days of the summer meet, with first post at 12:45 p.m.
Fans are invited to enjoy one final weekend of summer racing at Golden Gate Fields. The good news is that fans of San Francisco Bay Area race horses won't have to wait long for the excitement to return. Golden Gate Fields’ Fall meet begins on Thursday, Octotber 20.
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 the San Francisco Bay Area.
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.