Horse racing at Northern California’s Golden Gate Fields to continue into middle of 2024

Horse racing at Northern California’s Golden Gate Fields to continue into middle of 2024

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  • John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times
September 18, 2023 8:51 PM
  • John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times

Despite announcing that Golden Gate Fields was closing at the end of the year, the Stronach Group has agreed to keep the horse racing track open another six months, into the middle of 2024.

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Aidan Butler, chief executive of 1/st Racing, said the track will apply for racing dates for the first half of next year. Barring something unforeseen, the track likely will receive the dates and then close next summer after eight decades of racing.

“We are pleased we could work out a solution with our industry stakeholders to be able to keep Golden Gate Fields open for an additional and final meet,” Butler said in a statement Saturday.