Bay Meadows Race Track

Bay Meadows Racecourse

Main Track: One Mile oval.
Turf Course: 7 furlongs, 32 feet.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 990 feet.

Post Times
12:45 p.m. each day except Fridays
7:15 p.m. Fridays


Exotic Wagering Format
$2. Rolling Daily Doubles beginning on 1st race.
$1. Exacta and $2 Quinellas on all races.
$1. ‘Rolling’ Pick Three beginning on first race.
$1. Trifecta on all races with six or more betting interests.
$2. Pick Six on last six races.
$1. Pick 4 on first four and last four races.
$1. Place Pick All.
$1. Superfecta all races with eight or more betting interests.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 15.43% (16.77% during Fairs)
All other exotic wagering: 20.18% (22.02% during Fairs)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bay Meadows Operating Company, LLC
P.O. Box 5050
San Mateo, California 94402

Street Address:
2600 South Delaware Street
San Mateo, California 94403

Telephone: (650) 574-RACE
Fax: (650) 573-4671
Website: www.baymeadows.com

Bay Meadows holds the distinction of being California’s oldest racetrack, opening its doors in 1934, and the Bay Meadows Handicap is the state’s longest-running thoroughbred race, having started in 1937. Bay Meadows is prominent in the community, coinciding with the beginning of the San Mateo County Fair, before the thoroughbred season starting after Labor Day. On December 1, 2006, Russell Baze became the winningest jockey in thoroughbred racing after winning the fourth race at Bay Meadows.

Bay Meadows seems to be on its last legs, as there are plans to open a new track, and the old space is due to be developed by the city of San Mateo. Bay Meadows is to remain open on a year-to-year basis.

Stakes Races

Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bay Meadows Derby (Gr. 3)
El Camino Real Derby (Gr. 3)
Seabiscuit Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bay Meadows Breeders’ Cup Oaks
California Turf Sprint
Foster City Handicap
Hillsborough Stakes
Luck of the Irish Stakes
Monterey Handicap
Presidents’ Day Handicap