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Air Quality Issues Force Second Straight Cancellation At Golden Gate

Golden Gate Fields has cancelled racing for the second straight day, following ongoing air quality concerns due to the Camp Fire well north of the region. The facility remained open for simulcast wagering. Golden Gate’s vice president and general manager David Duggan told bloodhorse.com the air quality index stayed at 228 on Saturday, forcing the cancellation […]

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Wildfire Smoke Forces Racing Cancellation At Golden Gate Fields

Due to the heavy wildfire smoke in parts of the Bay Area, live racing at Golden Gate Fields has been canceled on Friday, Nov. 16. If the air quality does not improve, racing may be cancelled through the remainder of the weekend. “We’re going to keep an eye on it on a daily basis,” said Golden […]

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Golden Gate Fields Posts Substantial Gains In Wagering During Summer Meet

Golden Gate Fields’ Summer Meet, which concluded this past Sunday, posted significant gains in both on-track and all sources pari-mutuel handle, underscored by a 29 percent ($461,289 more a day) increase in average daily handle over the course of a 24-day meet that began Aug. 23. Although the 2017 Summer Meet consisted of 16 racing […]

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Total, Average Handle Significantly Increased At Golden Gate’s Winter/Spring Meet

Golden Gate Fields continued growing its Thoroughbred product during the Winter/Spring Meet with total handle up 15.85 percent and the daily average handle up 20.73 percent over the previous year. Total handle was $302 million, up from $255 million last winter and spring. Daily average handle for the meet ending June 10 was $3.180 million, […]

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Golden Gate Fields Adds May 31 To Spring Racing Calendar

With another strong season underway and its turf course in  impeccable condition, Golden Gate Fields has announced it will add Thursday, May 31 to its spring racing calendar, which is welcome news to Bay Area horsemen and fans alike. “We plan to offer a good many turf races on this extra day and throughout the remainder of […]

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Golden Gate To Offer $100,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 4 On San Francisco Mile Day

Golden Gate Fields will offer a $100,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool on San Francisco Mile Day, Saturday, March 31. The Late Pick 4 sequence will cover races 6-9 on the card. “Golden Gate is delighted to be offering a six-figure Late Pick 4 pool on San Francisco Mile Day,” said general manager David Duggan. “We […]

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TOC To Live Stream Tax Seminar For Horse Owners Feb. 10

Thoroughbred Owners of California will present its first-ever live streamed tax seminar on Saturday, Feb. 10. Participants will be able to join the seminar from anywhere via live streaming on their computer, smart phone or other wi-fi enabled device. Or they may simply call in using a telephone conference call number. Topics to be covered […]

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Golden Gate Names David Duggan New General Manager/Vice President

Quick with a smile and a salutary acknowledgement, Irish-born David Duggan has comfortably settled into his new position as Golden Gate Fields General Manager and Vice President. Recently-arrived in October, Duggan is currently overseeing his first Golden Gate Winter/Spring Meet, which began on Dec. 26. A native of Dublin, Duggan has an extensive international resume […]

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