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Golden Gate Fields

Address: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: 510 559 7300
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Ranked #19 of 40 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
Owner description: Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse racing. Located right...
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Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse racing. Located right along the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, fans are treated to some of the best sights and sounds in the world. Come experience the heart and hoof pounding action of live horse racing today.

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San Francisco, California
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259 reviews 259 reviews
45 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I’m not a gambler and I know nothing about horse racing, but I grew up on horseback and love being around these majestic creatures. A family group of eight spent a fantastic afternoon at Golden Gate Fields post Thanksgiving in the Turf Club. The offerings for lunch were varied and satisfying, the service was good, and the views spectacular. We... More 

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bicester
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Don't go racing in USA if you want atmosphere and an exciting experience. This track has a huge aging stand and despite staging a $50,000 stakes race, there was nobody there. I would be surprised if there was 1,000 people attending. I had lunch in the Turf Club, it costs extra to get in, and was served absolute rubbish. My... More 

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Merced
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167 reviews 167 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Golden Gate Fields does a special event twice a year for a special group of ladies. This is the place to go to for fantastic food, betting on horses, and just downright fun with other ladies. Michael does a spectacular job of spoiling us all. We could have as many as 500 women betting on horses and making new friends.... More 

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Danville, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fun for the whole family! Came here on a Saturday in the beginning of September to celebrate my birthday with a few of my close friends and family. Our group turned out to be a party of 40+ adults and kids. My husband spoke with a rep from Golden Gate Fields and reserved a section of boxed seats. Not at... More 

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Foshan, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Exciting venue with easy parking, good food and great views of the Oakland hills and SF Bay/Golden Gate as well! Children under 17 free with paid adult admission. Chance to make a little money if your good/lucky! Check it out, you won't be sorry!

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Hickman, CA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I guess I can check this off my list of things to try but I think I might try another track before writing it off for good. This place is kind of junky with odd characters and grumpy staff. Don't tell the guy behind the counter which horse you are betting on by name or he will yell at you.... More 

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Novato, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The wife and I prefer the grandstand's clubhouse area for lots of reasons. It is climate controlled for hot days rather than in the general admission grandstands. Maybe I am a bit too ostentatious, but I like being waited on for food and drink. Now if they only served up some 'sinners' for me I'd like it even more.

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Oakland, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you love horse racing, and even if you don't, this is a great place to have a meal, snack and watch world class horses race on grass or track at various lengths. The first race started at 12:45 and there were 10 other races up until 5:30. So you can be here all day or you can leave early.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visiting relatives in the Bay Area we decided to check out Golden Gate Fields. Made reservations at the Turf Club. Parking off if Gilman Sreet costs $10 where you can self park or valet. Outside the views are nice. Turf Club on Saturdays and Sundays plus holidays costs $15. We went on a Sunday. Had food from the buffet and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Clean attractive atmosphere for a track. Good value. Worth paying to park and use the Clubhouse. Have been there with groups and very comfortable

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