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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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Foshan, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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46 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Fremont, California
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1,151 reviews 1,151 reviews
716 attraction reviews
825 helpful votes 825 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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74 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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