Win a Day at the Races With Top Dog Facebook Photo Contest

Win a Day at the Races With Top Dog Facebook Photo Contest

BERKELEY, CALIF – March 22, 2011 - Weiner Nationals returns to Golden Gate Fields on April 9, 2011, but  Facebook fans who don’t’ have a Dachshund to compete in the annual race are still in luck! Between March 21 and April 8 any Top Dog can compete in the Bay Area horse racing track’s Facebook Contest to win great prizes.

It’s easy to enter and win. Participants must simply “Like” Golden Gate Fields’ Facebook page,  post their dog’s photo on the Golden Gate Fields Facebook wall, tag Golden Gate Fields in the photo and tell their friends to comment on the photo.

The photo with the most comments wins a day at the races four at the Bay area’s premier horse racing track, which includes: Golden Gate Field’s Turf Club admission for four people, buffet lunch, valet parking and four programs! Golden Gate Fields will pick one winner a week, for a total of three winners.

The dog photo Facebook contest begins on Monday, March 21, 2011, and runs through Friday, April 8, 2011. One winner per week will win based on the total number of comments made on the photo by 11:59 PST each Friday. Comments made by the entrant only count once. In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected at random.  Submit multiple photos to increase your chances of winning.  A representative from Golden Gate Fields will contact the winners via Facebook message to claim their prizes.

Golden Gate Fields, Northern California’s premier horse racing facility, located just off I-80 in Berkeley, eight miles from downtown Oakland and 11 miles from San Francisco, continues its spring meet with live racing every Thursday through Sunday until June 12, 2011.
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.

     Golden Gate Fields 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.

For more information on California horse racing, and to read the official rules for the Facebook dog photo contest, visit Golden Gate Fields online at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at