At 1/ST & Golden Gate Fields, the health and safety of you, our guest, is our top priority. Below are links to the most recent news and announcements regarding Covid-19 safety protocols at Golden Gate Fields. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we are all in this together.

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Limited Capacity Opening to fans starting Friday 4/16/21


April 8, 2021 GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO WELCOME FANS BACK AT LIMITED CAPACITY WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS IN PLACE  

March 17, 2021 INFORMATION ABOUT REOPENING

California health officials have recently stated that as the state continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19, outdoor sports venues in the state could possibly re-open to fans in a limited capacity in April.

In light of this news, our team is actively working with local health officials to finalize safety protocols to keep our horses, community, fans, and staff safe upon re-opening in a limited capacity.

While an exact date for re-opening to fans in a limited capacity at Golden Gate Fields is not yet available, we are optimistic that California will continue to make progress in its fight against COVID-19.

We hope that we will be able to safely host fans at a future date during the racing season. Safety is our top priority and we will continue to work with local officials to finalize protocols.  

As more information becomes available, we will be sure to share it with you. We greatly appreciate your continued support during the past year.


January 8, 2021 – Live Racing to Resume for Winter/Sprint Meet on Friday Jan 15

December 5, 2020 – Racing Community Mourns the loss of Veteran Trainer, Bob Hess, Sr. who passed due to Covid-19

December 3, 2020 – Live Racing suspended until December 26th

November 20, 2020 – Joint Statement From Berkeley Public Health And Golden Gate Fields Regarding COVID-19 Outbreak

November 18, 2020 – GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR LIVE RACING THROUGH NOVEMBER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

November 13, 2020- GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TO TEMPORARILY PAUSE LIVE RACING IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

April 2, 2020- GOLDEN GATE FIELDS WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR LIVE RACING EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

March 13, 2020 – Santa Anita Park  And Golden Gate Fields To Temporarily Close To The Public In Response To COVID-19