Racing News

Golden Gate Fields Launches 36-Day Fall Meeting Thursday

     Golden Gate Fields will launch its 2011 fall meeting Thursday and the 36-day season will offer fans many promotions and racing highlights, including the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and a big day-after-Thanksgiving program that will feature the $100,000 All American Stakes.

     The fall meeting will run through Sunday, Dec. 18, and racing will be conducted four days a week on a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.


    Golden Gate Fields and radio station KNBR (680 AM), The Sports Leader, are teaming up to offer fans the opportunity to spend a day at the races with radio personality Patrick “P-Conn” Connor.   

Win a Day at the Races with GGF Facebook Contest

One of the most curious San Francisco sights meshes with one of the most fun things to do in San Francisco on Oct. 22 when Golden Gate Fields hosts Dog Day at the Races, and fans can get a jumpstart on the event in a contest that offers great prizes.

Between now and October 17, 2011, Golden Gate Fields is inviting Bay Area residents to enter its Facebook Photo Contest with the chance to win prizes like a day at the races or a fleece blanket.

Top Dog Facebook Contest

October 22 is Dog Day at the track, but we didn’t want everyone else to miss out on the fun.

Between now and October 17, 2011, you and your four-legged friend can compete in our Facebook Photo Contest and you can win great prizes!

It’s easy to enter and win. Simply “Like” Golden Gate Fields’ Facebook page at, post a photo of your dog, preferably in a Halloween costume, on the Golden Gate Fields Facebook wall, tag Golden Gate Fields in the photo and tell your friends to comment.

Trainer Sherman Has Two-Win Lead Heading Into Sunday’s Finale At GGF

     Trainer Steve Sherman saddled two winners Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and enters Sunday’s closing-day card with a two-victory advantage over Jerry Hollendorfer.

     Sherman leads Hollendorfer 17-15 in victories and is scheduled to start five horses during the 10-race finale of the summer meeting, including a pair of runners in both the third and eighth races.  

Beato Rides Three Winners At GGF; Sherman Alone Atop Trainer Standings

     Jockey Inoel Beato won with a 16-to-1 outsider and two favorites Friday at Golden Gate Fields to record a riding hat trick.

     Beato scored a front-running victory in the first race with Bakers Beach, who defeated 8-to-5 favorite Trapper’s Bounty by a neck in the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares.  By far the largest price in a field of five, Bakers Beach paid $34.40.

Front-Runner Friday Brings out the Fans

     Golden Gate Fields’ “Front-Runner Friday” promotion, which offered free admission to people that admitted they were bandwagon fans of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants and also encouraged fans to donate Giants apparel in exchange for two Turf Club passes, was a fun and successful event.

Final Weekend Of Fall Meeting Begins Friday With Free Admission For Bandwagon Giants Fans

     Now that the San Francisco Giants are merely playoff observers, Golden Gate Fields will offer people that openly admit they were bandwagon fans of the 2010 World Series champions with free admission to the races Friday.