Fun Runs at Golden Gate Fields this Fall

Headlining entertainment and events from Dollar Days to Halloween festivals

Racing at Golden Gate Fields
Racing at Golden Gate Fields
  • Racing at Golden Gate Fields
    Racing at Golden Gate Fields
    Racing at Golden Gate Fields
    Racing at Golden Gate Fields
  • Golden Gate Fields starting gate
    Golden Gate Fields starting gate
    Golden Gate Fields starting gate
    Golden Gate Fields starting gate
BERKELEY, Calif. – The thrill of live Thoroughbred racing returns to Golden Gate Fields for the track’s fall meet on Thursday, Oct. 18. Located minutes away from San Francisco, the historic track continues to be a hotspot for sports fans and entertainment seekers. From Dollar Days to Halloween festivals, the autumn meet features events that the whole family will enjoy.

Devoted sports fans will never miss an NFL game again with the return of Dollar NFL Sundays. One-dollar general admission, parking, programs, beers, hot dogs, sodas and access to every NFL game will be offered. Known as the biggest sports bar in the Bay Area, Golden Gate Fields is home to 1,200 TVs making it the only place spectators can watch NFL football and live Thoroughbred racing all at once.

Highlighting the racing season, the fastest horses will compete for the track’s marquee race, the All American stakes race. Race-goers can bet on their favorite horses and jockeys competing in the one and one eighth mile race. The track will also offer simulcast viewing of the highly anticipated Breeders’ Cup World Championship from Santa Anita Park on November 2 and 3.

Other events on the calendar this season include:
• Dogtoberfest – Man’s best friend can now enjoy a day at the track. The festival features a beer garden where owner’s can relax and mingle with other dog-lovers over frosty brews and live racing.

• Halloween Family Day – Participants can celebrate the Halloween season at Golden Gate Fields for a day filled with candy, face painters, pony rides and more. Admission and all activates for kids are free!

Racing at Golden Gate Fields takes place Thursday through Sunday, from October 18 to December 16. Gates open at 10 a.m. and first post is at 12:45 p.m.

A free shuttle from the North Berkeley BART station is available for race-goers every day during the Golden Gate Fields season. For more information, call 510-559-7300 or visit www.goldengatefields.com. You can also follow Golden Gate Fields and all other California racetracks at www.innerjockey.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CalHorseRacing.