Thanksgiving Racing at GGF

Thanksgiving Racing at GGF

Those still wondering what to do in San Francisco on Thanksgiving can turn to Golden Gate Fields for a Thanksgiving buffet, then enjoy the excitement only a horse race can generate.

Golden Gate Fields Thanksgiving buffet offers a cornucopia of natures goodness. Fill the stomach with some of the best food in the Bay Area, then settle in for an afternoon filled with the kind of excitement only a quality horse race can provide.

The afternoon is sure to top the list of what to do in San Francisco on Thanksgiving day.

To accommodate the holiday revelers, gates will open early on Thanksgiving. All gates open at 9:30 a.m. The first race posts at 11:15 a.m.

Golden Gate Fields Thanksgiving Buffet will begin service at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. The menu includes breakfast and lunch items ranging from eggs benedict to french toast to a made-to-order omelet station. There will also be all the makings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including maple-glazed turkey and prime rib at the carving station; along with whiskey glazed sweet potatoes, loaded mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and Autumn-spiced cod.

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Adults can enjoy everything on the menu for only $29. Children 17 and under eat for only $20.

Clearly, it's what to do in San Francisco on Thanksgiving.

And the Golden Gate Fields Thanksgiving buffet is only the start of a big weekend at the race track. Horse racing enthusiasts won't want to miss the All American Stakes Grade III race, which will be held Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

On Sunday Golden Gate Fields brings together horse racing and NFL football. Golden Gate Fields’ NFL End Zone is a fully equipped sports bar complete with 16 plasma televisions and the Sunday Ticket package, bringing all the action from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.

Make sure Golden Gate Fields is part of the Thanksgiving weekend game plan. After all, it's what to do in San Francisco.

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 horse races lasted only five days. America’s involvement in World War II meant racing at the race 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 thoroughbred horses and jockeys. 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.

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, all of which make a trip to experience a horse race one of the most entertaining events in San Francisco.