Golden Gate Fields Offers Racing, Fun for $1 Every Sunday

Golden Gate Fields Offers Racing, Fun for $1 Every Sunday

     For anyone looking for events near Oakland, or cheap things to do in the Bay Area, Golden Gate Fields is the perfect location for a day of food, racing and fun.  Golden Gate Fields, Northern California’s premier horse racing facility, is pleased to offer Dollar Days every Sunday during live racing.

    Every Sunday through June 12, 2011, visitors to Golden Gate Fields can enjoy General Admission for $1, General Parking for $1, a program for $1 plus beer, hot dogs and soda for $1 each.

    For $1 General Admission and Parking, visitors must use the Buchanan Street Entrance. For those visitors who wish to visit the Club House or Turf Club on Dollar Day, discounted Club House Admission is $3 and Turf Club Admission is $12.

    Gates Open at 10:00 a.m. on Dollar Days, kids under 17 get in for free.  Don’t miss the first race at 12:45 p.m. Golden Gate Fields offers live racing every Thursday through Sunday until June 12, 2011.

    For the complete calendar of events at Golden Gate Fields visit Visitors will find events near Oakland, as well as cheap things to do in the Bay area.
About Golden Gate Fields

     Golden Gates Fields, Northern California and the Bay Area’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.

     At Golden Gate Fields, racing 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 rider, 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 and hosts some of the premier events in Oakland, CA., and provides unique, cheap things to do in the Bay ara.

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