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Play the perfect trifecta this Labor Day weekend at the race track when Golden Gate Fields offers action-packed entertainment Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday. Those looking for things to do in the Bay Area this weekend should look no further than Golden Gate Fields.
The fun starts Saturday with The Largest Food Truck Festival in Northern California. Come out to the races to sip bloody marys, play the ponies, and snack on some of the best meals on wheels in the Bay Area. The trucks roll in to Golden Gate Fields at 11:00 a.m. and will be serving until 5:00 p.m.
The weekend events continue on Sunday when The Department of Rock takes the stage during the Dollar Day Concert Series. Enjoy a free concert along with $1 general admission, general parking, beers, sodas, hot dogs, and more. Live racing and music begin at 12:45 p.m.
Lastly, enjoy the races on Labor Day Monday and receive a free fleece blanket featuring a classic shot of the horse races. Plus, bring the family for the free Family Day Celebration which offers kids free pony rides, bounce houses, and a free concert by Notorious all beginning at 12:45 p.m.
If you’re looking for things to do in the Bay Area this weekend then check out Golden Gate Fields.
Admission gates at Golden Gate Fields open at 10 a.m., with the first horse race at 12:45 p.m.
For more information, call Golden Gate Fields at 1-(510)-559-7300
About Golden Gate Fields
Golden Gates Fields, Northern California’s premier horse racing facility and one of the true sports landmarks of the San Francisco and Oakland area, 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 hosted many of the sports’ greatest race horses, and jockeys. The great Bill Shoemaker, who would go on to win 11 Triple Crown races, scored his first career victory at Golden Gate Fields on April 20, 1949, aboard Shafter V. He retired 41 years later with 8,833 horse race wins.
Through the years champion race 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 features an elegant Turf Club, a vast and comfortable Club House, smart simulcast rooms for betting on horse races across the nation, and plenty of free seating in the general admission areas, all of which will be open to residents of the Bay Area.
For more information on California horse racing, tips to make your betting 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