Golden Gate Race Track

Golden Gate Fields

Main Track: One Mile oval.
Turf Course: Seven Furlongs.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,000 feet.

Post Times
12:45 p.m.

Exotic Wagering Format
$2. Rolling Daily Doubles beginning on 1st race.
$1. Exacta on all races.
$2. Quinella on all races.
$1. “Rolling” Pick 3 beginning on 1st race.
$1. Trifecta on all races. (6 or more betting interests)
$2. Pick 6 on last 6 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: 20.68% (22.02% during Fairs)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Golden Gate Fields
P.O. Box 6027
Albany, California 94706

Street Address:
1100 Eastshore Highway
Albany, California 94710

Telephone: Main (510) 559-7300; Racing Office (510) 559-7345
Fax: None.

Golden Gate Fields was built on the location of an old gunpowder company in 1941. Golden Gate has been the site of many great moments in horse-racing history, including Noor’s victory over Citation in the 1950 Golden Gate Handicap, and John Henry’s record-setting performance 34 years later in the same event.

Golden Gate hosted a $2 million race on California Derby Day in 1974, and it served as a replacement track for Bay Meadows for the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby from 2001-04. Silky Sullivan has a race named here after him (The Silky Sullivan Handicap), and is the only horse buried at Golden Gate.

Stakes Races

San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. 2)
All American Handicap (Gr. 3)
Berkeley Handicap (Gr. 3)
Golden Gate Derby aka the California Derby (Gr. 3)
Golden Gate Fields Handicap (Gr. 3)
The Silky Sullivan Handicap (Gr. 3)
Yerba Buena Breeder's Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
China Basin Stakes
Mill Valley Stakes
Pacific Heights Stakes
Tiburon Handicap