Golden Gate Fields Celebrates Foursquare Day With Free Club House Admission

Golden Gate Fields Celebrates Foursquare Day With Free Club House Admission

     One of the best things to do in the East Bay area on Saturday, April 16, is to celebrate Foursquare Day at Golden Gate Fields.

     Golden Gate Fields will be joining the hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide on to celebrate their self-proclaimed Foursquare Day. Anyone who arrives at Golden Gate Fields and “checks-in” to their business page on using their mobile phone will receive free Club House admission. The promotion allows horse racing fans a chance to live the high life while enjoying the finest racing in northern California.

     This offer is the latest benefit that comes when Bay Area residents follow Golden Gate Fields through their social media, which is where the racetrack lets Bay Area insiders know about some of the best events in the Oakland area.

     Finding things to do in the East Bay area is easier than ever now that Golden Gate Fields can keep fans up-to-date on some of the best values and events in the Oakland area via Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare.

     To receive updates about some of the best things to do in the East Bay area, simply become one of the rapidly growing number of Bay Area insiders who receive instant updates via Golden Gate Fields’ Twitter or join Golden Gate Fields' Facebook fan page and become informed of all the great offers, discounts and some of the best family-related events in the Oakland area.

     Either source can provide some valuable entertainment information, but why not follow Golden Gate Fields on both Facebook and Twitter? By doing so, fans can quickly learn about important upcoming races, great deals on admissions and concessions, and post times for some of the best horse racing in northern California.

     Golden Gate Fields races Thursday through Sunday, which is why Bay Area insiders frequently check for Facebook and Twitter updates to plan their weekends.

     Join the Facebook group and follow Golden Gate Fields on Twitter and you'll never again have to wonder whether there is something great to do over the weekend.

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 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 produced many of the sports’ greatest horse racing results. 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.

     Its races are some of the premier events in the Oakland, Ca. area. Any Bay Area insider knows 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.

     For more information on California horse racing, things to do in the East Bay Area or the latest horse racing results, visit Golden Gate Fields online at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at