Owners were previously limited to attend Golden Gate Fields on Sunday mornings but may now attend morning workouts any day. They must check in at the main horsemen’s gate, provide their CHRB owners license, and undergo a COVID-19 health screening. Masks will be required to be worn at all times, and owners must respect social distancing.
Owners may now attend to watch their horses race in the afternoons. At this time, there will be a limit of two owners per horse. Unfortunately, non-licensed guests will not be permitted.
When attending the races, owners will be required to provide their CHRB owners license and undergo a COVID-19 health screening. Masks will be required to be worn at all times, and owners must respect social distancing guidelines. Owners must check in at the main horsemen’s gate as all other gates remain closed. At this time, owners will not be allowed access to the paddock, winners circle, or barn area.
Seating will be in a dedicated area adjacent to the winners circle to watch racing live, and there will be additional TVs located there. At this time Golden Gate Fields cannot offer refreshments of any kind (however owners may bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages if desired), and there are no on-track betting facilities available.
“We are all very aware of the need and necessity of being as helpful and understanding as possible of the owners,” said David Duggan, Vice President & General Manager of Golden Gate Fields, “And indeed we are very grateful to the TOC for bearing with us as we try to move forward. We greatly appreciate the owners’ support and understanding during these restrictive times.”
For questions, please contact Mary Forney, TOC Executive Director, at (626) 826-3782 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.