Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley, California, 94710


Racing Dates: 2011-01-01 until 2011-06-12
Number of Racing Days: 113

RacetrackTrack Length: 1 Mile, Oval
Stretch Length: 1,000 Feet
Stretch Width: 78 Feet
Infield Capacity:
Clubhouse Capacity: 5230
Grand Stand Capacity: 7960
Parking Capacity: 5000
Price General Admission:
Price Clubhouse: $6.00
Price Turf Club: $10 Weekdays, $15 Weekends and Holidays

Golden Gate Fields History

Golden Gate Fields racetrack started horseracing on February 1, 1941. Using the American Tote 300, Golden Gate introduced one-window wagering — bet and cash at the same window on February 7, 1980. Russell Baze set the record in a Northern California meet for most victories on a single card on this historic racing track. The track eclipsed the $7 million mark for the first time in North California history.

More About Golden Gate Fields

Lakeside Turf Course, Magna; Horseman's Circle, The Paddock Pub, The Carvery, Apron Barbeque; Doubletree Hotel - Berkeley Marina, Holiday Inn Bay Bridge, Courtyard by Marriot, Ramada Inn, Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge

Stakes GradePurse Date
California Derby-$100,000January 17
Larkspur Stakes$50,000
Mill Valley StakesNone
Oakland Tribune Golden Gate Fields Sprint Stakes$100,000
El Camino Real DerbyIII$200,000February 14
Yerba Buena$75,000April 04
Golden Poppy$75,000April 18

How to get there:

From San Francisco, over the Bay Bridge to I-80 north; from the San Francisco Peninsula and points south, across the San Mateo Bridgeto Highway 880 north; from Stockton and San Joaquin Valley via Interstate 580 to I-80; from Marin County and Redwood Empire, across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to Interstate 580 south; from Sacramento Valley, Vallejo and Napa Valley, by way of Interstate 80. Golden Gate Fields is around 10 miles from Oakland International Airport and 25 miles from the SanFrancisco International Airport.