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Golden Gate Fields

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Fun Afternoon

I went with a group of friends for a birthday celebration. We got our big hats on and everything... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Walnut Creek, California
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Sunday dollar day

As part of our American vacation we decided to give the races a go. What a pleasant surprise it... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Morphett Vale, Australia
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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...more
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1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710-1002
+1 510-559-7300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great family tradition in Berkeley is Golden Gate Fields. It has everything beautiful horses, incredible jockeys that ride the horses masterfully. I dare anyone not to cheer for the horeses when the bell rings and the race starts.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tgiles25
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The upper reserved stands give the best opportunity to view the races in season. They have a good buffet as well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Greg S
Reviewed June 19, 2018

beautiful park with easy access from 1-80. We stayed at the Hilton Berkley Marina which is always top notch. They have a shuttle to transport you to the track and back to the hotel. Great people watching, you can't put a pricetag on a day...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rtconnie76
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Was my first time experience and we had a wonderful time. Lots of places to eat and easy access to your money. The view is unbelievable. Very reasonable to gamble.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marindai
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Had so much fun the day we went. $1 programs, $1 beers & mimosas and $1 hotdogs. It was a little chilly on the day we went so we took are drinks and hot dogs and paid the extra fee to go upstairs to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I went with a group of friends for a birthday celebration. We got our big hats on and everything. It was a fun time - definitely a more casual track. We were able to get great box seats right by the finish line. A fun...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

As part of our American vacation we decided to give the races a go. What a pleasant surprise it was. Having been a semi regular race goer in Australia and the decline in crowds and interest on course it was a really pleasant surprise. People...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GeoffandTiff
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Why not take in a day at the track and watch the ponies run? We got there in time for the first race and stayed till the last. Most fields only had six horses running. On the day we went, they had a couple big...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kitman
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Great way to spend an afternoon. I grew up in Albany, but I've never been to a horse race. I would definitely come back. The day we went was not crowded at all. The automated machines make it easy to place a bet. I was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Bruddhashark
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

A group of 5 families decided to spend the day and watch some horse racing. We read that this is primarily a member’s club, so we hoped for some up scale experience. We reserved ahead of time our tables and the buffet and dressed up...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sharon V
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September 16, 2018|
Response from rtconnie76 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen children with their parents. He is an adult so he sure can go in.
September 11, 2018|
Response from rtconnie76 | Reviewed this property |
Gambling is 21
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Golden Gate Fields contact personal email address (8 Replies)
Hi there all and hoping for some help. I am wondering if anyone has a personal email address of an employee to ask some questions re Turf Club Reservations. I have tried to post on Facebook, sent a message through Facebook and also filled out their contact form on their website and not had any response yet. Last resort will be to call from the UK of course but just hoping to avoid unnecessary cost if someone can help on here :-) Thanks in advance.
November 10, 2017|
Response frombelomiser|
It is the Internet age. My cost of a call to a take out across the street in SF or to a restaurant in London is the same cost. Skype Google and hundreds of internet telephony companies abound.
Bart in San Francisco, CA help (8 Replies)
What Bart station is cloesest to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA? As we will be taking the bart to the race track (Golden Gate Fields) THANK YOU SO MUCH
April 13, 2011|
Response fromholodan|
Golden Gate Fields racetrack is not located at Fisherman's Wharf, but is located in the East Bay near El Cerrito. If you do a Google Maps search for it, you'll see it. It is midway between two BART stations, North Berkeley and El Cerrito Del Norte. It's not particularly close to either of these stations and you'd probably want to take a car, bike, bus or taxi from the BART station to Golden Gate Fields. Fisherman's Wharf is about 1.5 miles from a BART station, but is located in San...More