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Address: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: 510 559 7300
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse...
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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It gets a little windy. The bets are complicated if you're a newbie. It's useful to bring someone who already knows how to do it. Overall staff is really nice and it's fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Nevada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our group attended a Day at the Races here. What a wonderful time! We were seated in the Turf Club (highly recommend) and had excellent views of the days events, horses, etc. Also each table has its own TV with the action. The food was way above what we expected: lunch was from several items. We had a steak with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It gets a little windy. The bets are complicated if you're a newbie. It's useful to bring someone who already knows how to do it. Overall staff is really nice and it's fun. Nothing fancy

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Merced Ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The location is great! We had never been to the horse races before-but will go again. The track is beautiful and the horses are amazing as was the trumpet player.

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Mill Valley, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great to go to a respected and historical racetrack and watch the ponies. On dollar day Sundays you can have an economical and entertaining time with a hot dog, beer and some good luck picking winners.

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Oakland, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
63 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I'd never seen horse racing and never been to a course before. We went as part of a photo group, specifically to make images. It was fun, and the facilities seem very good. Access for photography is limited and if that is your goal I would check out the regular photo days the GG host.

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Suisun City, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this was a group event about 40+ people. the name of the org. will remain blank! but i was one of the members of the group event. name of the club? the turf club at golden gate fields 1. service was very bad(stinky) 2. food was cold,quality extremely poor. 3. ambiance very good, great views 3. drinks very poor. this... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Golden Gate Fields is a lovely track not too far off San Francisco and easily accessible by car with a car park right in front of the entrance. Parking and tickets to get in are reasonable. The track itself is huge, with many hidden rooms and halls hidden inside the massive grandstand. Viewing is great from the rails or anywhere... More 

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San Francisco, California
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304 reviews 304 reviews
56 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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191 reviews 191 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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