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Golden Gate Fields

1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CA 94710
510 559 7300
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Ranked #20 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Type: Horse Tracks
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... more » 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. « less
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Fremont, California
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344 reviews 344 reviews
104 attraction reviews
605 helpful votes 605 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a fun place to watch the horse races. When we go we usually get the buffet brunch, some drinks....and then sit back and look over the racing program and do some small bets on the horses. Miraculously, we usually end up even or ahead (beginner's luck - I guess). The entire experience at Golden Gate fields is family... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I've been here for lunch with a friend. More than a race track, and that said, if you like horse raising you probably already know about Golden Gate Fields.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Though it is seedy,it's a GREAT TIME.Great place to people watch.The kids(age 8 and 11) and girlfriend love it. We went on a rainy day and bet $5 on all the long shots. Won 2 of them and came home with more money than we started with!

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DC
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159 reviews 159 reviews
73 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Horse racing is entertaining even if you don't want to gamble. The Sunday dollar days make it an affordable day too. When we went there were ponies for kids to ride, and ducks & goats to pet. The race track facilities aren't brand-new but you get what you pay for. I was disappointed that the seats don't overlook the Bay,... More

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california
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

actually i've never been here. i used to walk my dog in the dump beside the track's parking lot. sometimes i was stuck in the lot by glazed over driver's too focused on losing their bucks to pay attention to traffic.

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Woodside, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Using a Living Social deal, we planned for box seats but upgraded to the Turf Club for a fabulous day at the horse races. First, this is one of the nicest racing facilities I've ever been to with great views from every part of the facility--even the bathrooms overlook the San Francisco Bay! The food at the Turf Club is... More

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Bay Point, California
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

GGF is an okay place to have some fun betting on the ponies, but it has seen better days. Compared to other tracks like Del Mar and Lonestar Park, this one is simply "meh" A recent Saturday afternoon visit was our first time to the track, and we decided to use the valet parking. We had originally wanted to sit... More

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Oakland, California
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60 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

horse racing is a tradition... GO ! its fun for everyone... the horses are gorgeous , the track is clean and easy to get to.

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Ukiah, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Golden Gates Fields was a fun filled day. Great view of the beautiful track from all seats. Friendly staff. We paid the admission fee for the turf club and it was well worth it. They offer a great buffet or a lunch menu, we had the buffet and it was great, salads, salmon,roasted turkey, roast beef,yummy sides and a variety... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I have never been to Golden Gate Fields. But while walking along the bay I an continually exposed to the loudspeaker thundering away. Often there are no horses on the track on the days this noise is emanating from the race track. I assume they most just like destroying the peace and quiet of San Francisco Bay.

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