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Golden Gate Fields

Address: 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone Number: 510 559 7300
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Ranked #11 of 22 Activities in Berkeley
Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Owner description: Golden Gate Fields is Northern California’s premier destination for horse racing. Located right...
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Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
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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Mill Valley, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
114 helpful votes 114 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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20 reviews 20 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
45 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
55 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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