1) Pre-Purchase Tickets Online
Reserved Box & Single Stadium seating is available only by advance reservation only. Tickets maybe purchased online only prior to arrival. Online tickets include admission, reserved seating, a race program and self-parking. Children under the age of 17 are free with a paid adult (and add-on ticket) *Walk up General Admission also available but no reserved/guaranteed seat.
2) Bring a Mask
If you plan on visiting Golden Gate Fields, bring your face mask.
Per local health mandate ***Face masks are to be worn by ALL when inside the clubhouse regardless of vaccine status. To learn more http://www.goldengatefields.com/covid-19 *Subject to change.
3) Download 1/ST BET
We still offer contactless wagering. We encourage you to place your best using your phone or tablet. Download 1/ST BET, the official App of Golden Gate Fields.
4) Download GoTab App
For Live Racing Dates, Golden Gate Fields is offering in-seat concessions with some limited walk-up bar service. Food and Beverage options will be made available at the track using the mobile app GoTab. Please download the App ahead of your visit. GOTAB
5) Use GILMAN Exit only
The only way to access Golden Gate Fields currently is off Gilman Exit. Please make sure you take that Exit – even if Google sends you another way. There is NO access to GGF currently off Buchanan.
5) Check out our Race Calendar
To view all of the upcoming events and our racing schedule at Golden Gate Fields, please check our full calendar.
1) Don’t Attend if you feel unwell
For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that if you are feeling ill or have cold/cough symptoms to stay home. You can still catch all the action of live horse racing at Golden Gate Fields from the comfort of your bed or couch using your phone or tablet with 1/ST BET, the official app of Golden Gate Fields.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When do tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets go on sale approx. 2 weeks prior to a live racing event.
Q: Where / How do I purchase tickets?
A: Ticket information and links to purchase event tickets online are available on Eventbrite or by clicking this link.
Q: I don’t see tickets available for a race date? When will future dates be available?
A: We are working on adding more ticket dates. If you don’t see tickets listed for a future date during this current meet, please check back weekly as we open up more sales.
We do recommend that you purchase the tickets on a desktop computer as some features might not work on mobile.
Q: How much are advance tickets for a day at the races?
A: BOX SEATS $15 per adult (*some box seats have min. requirements) and includes self-parking, reserved seating and a daily race program.
Kids under 17 are FREE with a paid adults ticket & box seat reservation only. All Kids and adults must be registered at the time of purchase.
TURF CLUB SEATS $20 per adults
Q: Are kids/families welcome to the races?
A: Yes. We encourage grand/parents to bring their children with them. Please plan accordingly as we have limited Food and beverage options. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL OR GLASS CONTAINERS. Please reserve a box seat prior to arrival if you bring kids. Select Child Ticket.
Q: My Box tickets online don’t say my seat number… Do I have a seat?
A: Yes, you have a legit ticket with seating. We have open seating now in our grandstand and you will select your box when you arrive.
Q: Is there walk-up tickets available?
A: Yes. Walk-up // General Admission is now open and available However, it does not guarantee a seat. Limited number of stadium Seating in Section H or inside Clubhouse seating is available to walk-up guests. (first come/first served)***General Admission pricing does not include private box seating.
$6 CASH General Admission per person.
Day-of self parking is $10 per vehicle.
WEEKDAYS $5 CASH General Admission per person.
Day of Self Parking is $5 per vehicle.
SENIOR DAY FRIDAYS (Age 62+)
FREE Admission with valid Thoroughbred/ XB Rewards Card
(Sign-up at the front gate)
Self-Parking $5 CASH per vehicle.
Programs available for $3 each at entrance.
Daily Race forms available at front gate or Welcome Center in the clubhouse.
NOTE: General Admission does not guarantee a seat and is only available on a first come, first served basis. If you are in a group, with children or require special accommodations, please purchase advance box seat tickets.
Q: What is on the limited clubhouse menu?
A: See below for a sample menu to order through the GoTab App. *Menu subject to change.
Q: I accidentally purchased the wrong tickets for a race day, can I get a refund?
A: Please carefully select your Live Racing Date before purchasing a ticket. In the event, a race date is cancelled by the track for unforeseen circumstances, we will apply your original ticket to an alternative date to attend. If you made a mistake, please email email@example.com
Q: What time do gates open and close?
A: Gates will open at 10 AM on live race days, unless otherwise indicated. Gates will close approx. 30 min. following the conclusion of the last race. *Post Times subject to change. Please verify on our website prior to arrival.
Q: Where do we park? Is there valet?
A: There is No Valet service at this time. Self Parking will be in available in the Top of the Hill and Top of the Stretch lots near the front of the building. For those without pre-purchased tickets, parking is $5/vehicle weekdays and $10/vehicle on weekends.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We encourage “Derby” fashion for a day at the races. (No flip flops, ripped jeans, tank tops, etc.) Also please remember to bring something warm as it can become foggy and cool in the grandstand with our proximity right next to the bay! Bring some warmer clothes just in case.
Q: If it’s raining, will the event be cancelled?
A: We race rain or shine unless otherwise notified by track officials, the event will continue despite inclement weather.
Q: Is there a shuttle from BART station?
A: NO. At this time, we are not offering shuttle service. Ride Shares and Cabs are available to bring guests wil valid tickets to the front gate.
Q: Is ADA/Handicap seating available?
A: Yes, we have limited ADA seating available available online or walk-up admission. For anyone requiring ADA or other accommodations during your visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to make special arrangements prior to arrival if needed.
Q: What are you doing to keep fans safe?
A: To view what we are doing to keep you safe during your visit, please visit http://www.goldengatefields.com/covid-19
Q: Will there be live tellers or self-service wagering?
A: Yes, limited live tellers and self-service wagering machines will be available to place bets.
Q: What is “Contactless Wagering?”
A: You can wager at the track using your mobile device/smart phone through 1/ST BET, the official app of Golden Gate Fields. This limits contact with live tellers and other guests during your visit. Visit http://www.1st.com/bet/golden-gate-fields to learn more and get the app.
Q: Is there Food and Beverage to purchase during my visit?
A: Yes, there is limited food & beverage options available through Contactless Ordering via GoTab app. http://www.GoTab.com
Those with small children and/or dietary restrictions should plan accordingly. Limited bar service will be open in the Clubhouse.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL OR GLASS CONTAINERS.
Q: Is there Free Wi-Fi
A: Yes, we offer complimentary Wi-Fi during your visit. Details provided in the daily race program.
Q: Is there a Daily Race Form to purchase during my visit?
A: Yes, the Daily Race Form will be available to purchase at the front gate upon arrival.
Q: If I don’t have a “smart phone” can I still order concessions?
A: Yes, we will have a limited number of guest attendants available to assist with food orders for those guests without the ability to do so from their phone.
The Circle Bar in the Clubhouse will be open with a live bartender to order drinks.
Q: If I have an old winning tickets or credit voucher, can I redeem it during my visit?
A: Yes, you can redeem valid/non-expired credit vouchers and winning ticket during your visit.
Q: Is the Turf Club Restaurant Open?
A: YES. The Turf Club is open but you have to purchase your tickets in advance. Click here for details
Q: What if I am a 2020 Turf Club Member or Season Pass Holder?
A: Any guest who paid for a 2020 Turf Club Member/Season Pass Holder or Premium Box Seat, please contact Chris Watts to discuss your options for 2021 and 2022 email@example.com
Q: Are you honoring Owner Passes for the Turf Club?
A: If you are a licensed owner, please contact the racing office to be added to the Turf Club guest list. Limited seating available. You must do this in advance of arrival.
Q: Is my old Thoroughbred Card still valid for entry?
A: Yes, Thoroughbred Cards/XB Reward Cards and prepaid passes are currently being accepted at the clubhouse entrance.
At this time we are not accepting any of the following: Club House Guest Passes, Turf Club Guest Passes, General Admission Guest Passes, Top of the Stretch Guest Passes, Expired Daily Passes, Owner/Trainer Passes, Donated Gift Vouchers.
Q: Is my $1 token still valid for Dollar Sunday when you reopen?
A: NO. We are not currently offering Dollar Day Sundays. We do have a full calendar of events with more to come. Check back for more live race dates and special events at Golden Gate Fields.
Q: Can I bring a professional camera?
A: We are sorry but no professional cameras are allowed except by approved media. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Track Photographer, Vassar Photography.
Q: Can I use the Buchanan Street Exit?
A: NO – Please use GILMAN EXIT only. There is no access to Golden Gate Fields from Buchanan due to the vaccine site. Please avoid as you will get stuck in traffic and there is no through access.
We will continue to update this page as more questions arise and things change. Thank you for your patience.
FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT