Golden Gate Fields Horse Racing Track in California
Golden Gate Fields race track, owned by Magna Entertainment Corp., is located in California's Albany within the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1941, Golden Gate Fields horse racing has a rich history, an exciting here-and-now, with a promising future. Golden Gate Fields is certain to be enjoyed by all racegoers.
Golden Gate Fields was constructed beside Fleming Point on reclaimed marshland. It was officially opened on 1 February 1941, but during World War II the land came under control of the US Navy which used it as a storage area for landing craft. Following the war, horse racing was once again started at Golden Gate Fields. Outstanding in Golden Gate's past is the 1950 Golden Gate Handicap. English racehorse Noor shot to fame when he beat Citation, a winner of the Triple Crown. Steve Brooks, Citation's jockey was quoted saying: “We just can't beat that horse.” Golden Gate Fields' most famous steed was Silky Sullivan, who was honored by being buried in the infield.
Golden Gate Fields' main race track is an oval-shaped track of one mile with its turf course measuring 7 furlongs. Six graded stakes are run here every year. These are San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile, Yerba Buena Breeders' Cup handicap, Berkeley Handicap, Golden Gate Fields Handicap, Silky Sullivan Handicap and All American Handicap. Golden Gate also hosts several other events such as Half Moon Bay Stakes and China Basin Stakes.
Located just off Interstate 80, about 8 miles from Oakland town center and 11 miles from the city of San Francisco, Golden Gate Fields race track is well attended. The horse racing track offers world-class amenities including betting facilities, grandstand seating, dining outlets, facilities for the disabled and more. Golden Gate Fields also often hosts live bands and other festivities for the enjoyment of its patrons.
Golden Gate Fields race track is known for its memorable horse racing events, exceptional facilities and fun-filled atmosphere.