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Experience The Thrill Of Horse Racing At Golden Gate Fields

May 6, 2012 9:18 AM

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Experience the thrilling sport of thoroughbred horse racing at Golden Gate Fields, the last great Bay Area racetrack. Celebrating it’s 70th anniversary, Golden Gate Fields has a rich and storied past. See what’s behind the scenes — famous jockeys, trainers and the legendary horses that ran here. On Sundays admission and parking is just $1. Golden Gate Fields is available for non racing private rental year round. With virtually the entire facility available, events can accommodate 50 to 1500 people or more and be customized to fit your needs and budget.
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Eye On The Bay

Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley, California 94710
510-559-7300
www.goldengatefields.com

The day begins early at Golden Gate Fields, starting with an early morning workout on the track. Learn about the track’s history and the local horse that captured the country’s hearts, Lost in the Fog. Meet the ‘winningest’ jockey in the world Russell Baze. He’s the Michael Jordan of horse racing. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Baze have been in the winning circle at Golden Gate Fields so many times, they’ve stopped counting.

The Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields
www.goldengatefields.com

At the Turf Club you can dine on prime rib, shrimp cocktail and peach cobbler while you watch the race. The Turf Club is designed theater style with a wall of glass facing the race course and lake turf course, situated at the highest point at Golden Gate Fields, affording a completely unobstructed, panoramic view of the action as well as the Berkeley hills. Along with private viewing screens at every table, the Turf Club boasts over 80 flat screen, jumbo screen, and regular monitors broadcasting simulcast racing from around the world, as well as a close up view of the live action as it happens. There are live tellers and automatic wagering machines throughout the Turf Club for your convenience.

Free Shuttle From BART to Golden Gate Fieldshttp://www.goldengatefields.com/visitors/free-shuttle

Avoid the hassles of driving and enjoy a day at the races with the FREE shuttle service to and from Golden Gate Fields. Fans will be picked up from the North Berkeley BART Station and taken right to the admission gates.

Ready for your next adventure? Head over to Eye on the Bay’s Travel & Outdoors section and discover the best of the Bay.

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