Golden Gate Fields Horse Racing


1100 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone: (510) 559-7300

Racing Season:
August - September
October - June

Notable Golden Gate Fields Racing Events

  • G3 El Camino Real Derby | 3-year-olds going 1-1/8 mi. on Tapeta
  • G3 Berkeley Handicap | 3-year-olds & up going 1-1/16 mi. on Tapeta
  • G3 San Francisco Mile | 3-year-olds & up going 1 mi. on turf
  • G3 All American | 3-year-olds & up going 1 mi. on Tapeta

About Golden Gate Fields Horse Racing

After a short 1941 meet that was interrupted by World War II, Golden Gate Fields reopened in 1947 and since has produced many of horse racings’ greatest thrills. With a beautiful view of the Bay Area, Golden Gate Fields guests are treated to panoramic views of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Trainers such as Charlie Whittingham, Lucien Laurin, Lazaro S. Barrera, Bobby Frankel, D. Wayne Lukas, Neil Drysdale, Richard Mandella, Ron McAnally, and Jack Van Berg have saddled winners at Golden Gate Fields.

Golden Gate Fields Race Track Info

The race track at Golden Gate Fields is truly world-class. Features include:
  • Tapeta racing surface
  • Main race track: 1 mile oval; 78 ft. wide in the stretch, 75 ft. wide backstretch, 1,000 ft. from the last turn to the finish, and 383 ft. from the first line to the first turn
  • Lakeside Turf Course: Nine-tenths mile oval; three-sixteenths mile chute with a max width of 75 ft. and min. width of 50 ft. and a movable rail

Amenities at Golden Gate Fields

People don’t just visit Golden Gate Fields for the horse races; patrons enjoy fine dining and entertainment at the race track as well. Visitors have an abundance of great dining options at the track, including the Turf Club, Circle Bar, and Tastes of Italy. The track also hosts numerous great events over the course of the racing season including the famous "Dollar Days", which feature 1$ admission, parking, programs, beers, sodas, and hotdogs.