Live thoroughbred racing returns to Golden Gate Fields Friday, Aug. 16 when the Northern California track opens its 2013 summer meeting, a 19-day affair that runs through Sept. 15.
Post time opening day and on subsequent Fridays is 3:45 p.m. PDT. Post time all other days is 1:15 p.m. and the weekly breakdown of the racing schedule is as follows:
Week One (Aug. 16-18): Racing Friday through Sunday.
Week Two (Aug. 22-25): Racing Thursday through Sunday.
Week Three (Aug. 29-Sept. 1): Racing Thursday through Sunday.
Week Four (Sept. 2, Sept. 4, and Sept. 6-8): Racing Monday (Labor Day), Wednesday (closing day at Del Mar), and Friday through Sunday.
Week Five (Sept. 13-15): Racing Friday through Sunday.
Golden Gate Fields will offer Dollar Day cards every Sunday, when general parking, general admission, programs, hot dogs, beers, and sodas are just a buck each. The track will also conduct a Dollar Day program on Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day. The holiday card will be highlighted by the $50,000 Rolling Green Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf contest for 3-year-olds and up.