Golden Gate Fields Closes After 83 Years...


EOG Master
Ahhh....the memories of Ron Hansen manipulating a race or Russell Baze stiffing a horse out of the gate.

Home of Silky Sullivan and the track Shoemaker got his start....


EOG Master
Great location, right on the bay. Can't believe the only tracks left in the Bay Area are the fair tracks Pleasanton and Santa Rosa.

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Golden Gate Fields is the punch line for one of my favorite racetrack jokes.

Horse trainer at Santa Anita says to a disgruntled owner of a mediocre racehorse, "Your horse needs more distance."

The owner asks, "What do you think, a mile or a mile-and-a-sixteenth?"

The trainer says, "Your horse needs to travel about 380 Golden Gate Fields."

Viejo Dinosaur

EOG Master
Many great times at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields…once operated a book two blocks from Bay Meadows for the Cigar…early 90s


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The declining industry and evolving away from horse racing making profits had a lot to do with the compression to Santa Anita.