Take A Seat At Golden Gate Fields For Memorial Day

Take A Seat At Golden Gate Fields For Memorial Day

In one of the more intriguing San Francisco bay area events on Memorial Day, Golden Gate Fields racetrack is going to give away a free stadium chair to patrons with their paid admission on May 30.

Golden Gate Fields, the Bay Area's acclaimed destination for Thoroughbred horse racing, isn't stopping with the free chair giveaway, either. In hopes of making Memorial Day at the race track among the yearly must-attend San Francisco bay area event for families, Golden Gate Fields is also launching into summer with a wide array of Family Day activities.

Once inside the race track, kids can enjoy free Family Day activities that include pony rides, bounce houses, face painters and balloon artists. Topping off the entertainment will be a live concert by Busta-Groove, who take the stage beginning at 12:45 p.m.

All the Family Day events will take place simultaneously with a full day of horse racing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Events and activities are open to horse racing enthusiasts and novices alike.

Golden Gate Fields' turnstiles open at 10 a.m., with the first post time at 12:45 p.m. Family Day activities begin at noon and run until 4 p.m. Families and horse racing enthusiasts are encouraged to arrive early to secure their free stadium chair.

The stadium chair giveaway caps a busy weekend at Golden Gate Fields. Saturday, of course, contains all the exciting horse racing action Bay Area fans have come to expect.
While Sunday brings Dollar Day, where racing fans can purchase general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas for a buck each.  
About Golden Gate Fields

Golden Gates Fields, Northern California’s premier horse race track, 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 race track 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 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 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 features an elegant Turf Club, a vast and comfortable Club House, smart simulcast rooms, and plenty of free seating in the general admission areas, which help make race day one of the more entertaining San Francisco bay area events.

For more information on California horse racing, tips to make your experience more enjoyable, and the latest horse racing results including Preakness 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