Golden Gate Fields

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Golden gate fields Track Facts

  • Address: 100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Phone: (510) 559-7300
  • Website: http://www.goldengatefields.com
  • Main Track (Tapeta): 1 mile oval
  • Stretch length: 1,000 feet
  • Surface Composition: Tapeta Footings all-weather racing surface

Opened in 1941, Golden Gate Fields is Northern California's only major horse racing track.

2023 Golden Gate Fields Stakes Schedule

DATE
RACE
PURSE / RESTRICTIONS
SURFACE / DISTANCE
1/28/2023
MOSCOW BURNING (Golden State Series Stakes)
$75,000 / Fillies and Mares Four Year Olds and Upward (Cal-Breds)
Dirt / 1 M
2/11/2023
EL CAMINO REAL DERBY
$100,000 / Three Year Olds
Dirt / 1 & 1/8 M
2/18/2023
EL DORADO SHOOTER
$75,000 / Four Year Olds and Upward (Cal-Breds)
Dirt / 6 F
3/18/2023
McCANN'S MOJAVE (Golden State Series Stakes)
$75,000 / Four Year Olds and Upward (Cal-Breds)
Dirt / 1 & 1/8 M
4/29/2023
SAN FRANCISCO MILE - GRADE III
$250,000 / Three Year Olds and Upward
Turf / 1 M
GOLDEN POPPY
$75,000 / Fillies and Mares Three Year Olds and Upward
Turf / 1 & 1/16 M
CAMILLA URSO
$75,000 / Fillies and Mares Three Year Olds and Upward
Turf / 5 F
CALIFORNIA DERBY
$100,000 / Three Year Olds
Dirt / 1 & 1/16 M
CALIFORNIA OAKS
$75,000 / Fillies, Three Year Olds
Dirt / 1 & 1/16 M
LOST IN THE FOG
$75,000 / Three Year Olds and Upward
Dirt / 6 F

Golden Gate Fields Racing and Track History

Golden Gate Fields is also the only racetrack operating year-round in Northern California. This gem of California thoroughbred racing, opened in 1941 on the shores of San Francisco Bay, is a required stop for any horse racing fan.

Much of the sport’s attention has drifted southward since the track’s heyday; Noor and Citation once dueled here at the 1950 Golden Gate Handicap, but the current focus is on volume with Grade 3 stakes and lower. This lures horses and trainers northward to prepare for larger events at Del Mar and Santa Anita.

The Stronach Group currently owns and operates Golden Gate Fields, as well as Santa Anita and several other tracks across America. This entity is basically a spin-off of the previous owners, Magna Entertainment, who filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Golden Gate is home to a one-mile Tapeta synthetic track that was installed in 2007, along with a 9/10-mile turf course built in 1972.

Golden Gate has pared its list of Grade 3 stakes races down to one, the $250,000 San Francisco Mile. With the bulk of the racing calendar is devoted to overnight handicaps and ungraded stakes, horseplayers will find no shortage of betting opportunities at Golden Gate Fields.