GOLDEN GATE FIELDS OPENS 28-DAY SUMMER SEASON WEDNESDAY

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS OPENS 28-DAY SUMMER SEASON WEDNESDAY

Golden Gate Fields, which has served as a simulcast facility the past two months while the horses made their rounds on the summer fair circuit, will once again offer live racing Wednesday when the track opens its 2010 summer meeting.

     The 28-day season will run through Sunday, Oct. 3, and post time is 12:45 p.m.  The racing schedule is as follows:

Week 1 (Aug. 23-29):  Racing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Week 2 (Aug. 30-Sept. 5):  Racing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday     
Week 3 (Sept. 6-12):  Racing Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Week 4 (Sept. 13-19:  Racing Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Week 5 (Sept. 20-26):  Racing Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Week 6 (Sept. 27-Oct. 3):  Racing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

     Golden Gate Fields will present “Dollar Day” cards, featuring $1 general parking, $1 general admission, $1 racing programs, $1 hot dogs, $1 beers, and $1 sodas, every Sunday during the meeting.   In addition to bargain prices, fans attending the races on Sundays will be treated to free concerts.

     Golden Gate Fields’ Summer Concert Series begins with Pride & Joy taking the Trackside Stage this Sunday, and that dynamic group will be followed by Busta Groove on Sept. 5, The Spazmatics on Sept. 12, Pop Fiction on Sept. 19, Love Fool on Sept. 26, and The Cheeseballs on Oct. 3.

     Beginning Sept. 12, the first Sunday of the National Football League season, Golden Gate Fields will cater to football fans by televising all the available games via the NFL Sunday Ticket.

     Golden Gate Fields will conduct a special Labor Day racing program on Monday, Sept. 6, and fans attending the holiday card will receive a free picnic blanket.   The track will also host a “Family Day” celebration that will feature many will free activities for kids (pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and more) and live music by Busta Groove.

     The feature race on Labor Day will be the $50,000-added Rosie the Riveter Stakes, a
1 1/16-mile test for 2-year-old fillies.  Among the candidates for the race is Perfect Curls, who has won three of her four career starts, including two stakes. 

     Male 2-year-old runners will be in the spotlight on Sept. 11 when Golden Gate Fields presents the $50,000-added Angel Island Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile event.  The undefeated colt Luckarack, who counts a pair of stakes tallies among his three career victories, is scheduled to run in the Angel Island.