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Bay Meadows    California     Corporate Name:  Bay Meadows Operating Company, LLC   Address:  2600 South Delaware Street, San Mateo California 94403  Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 5050, San Mateo, California 94402  Telephone:  General Info: (650) 574-RACE  Racing Office: (650) 573-4600 Horsemen's Number: (800) 872-0873  Scratch Line: (650) 573-7323  Results Hotline: (900) 844-4442  Fax:  Administration: (650) 349-5884  Racing Office: (650) 345-6826  Fax on Demand: (650) 341-2602   Racing Dates: September 4 - November 15, Customary racing week Wednesday through Sunday. Monday racing September 7, October 12 and November 9.  Post Times (Pacific):  Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun; 12:45pm  6:45pm post every Friday during the meet  Special Post Times:  Saturday, October 31, 12 noon.  Saturday November 7, 10:00 a.m.   Gates Open:  11:30 AM Weekdays.  11:00 AM Saturdays and Sundays. 12:00 PM (Simulcasts) Fridays - lower Grandstand only  4:00 PM Fridays - Club house and Turf Club   Admission Prices:  General Admission $3; children 17 and under admitted free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Club House admission, $6. Turf Club admission (includes seat), weekdays - $10; Weekends (Fri., Sat., Sun.)$15.   Box and Reserved Seats: Weekday seating free. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays $3 per seat. For season sales information please contact the Operations Department at (650) 573-4540   Parking:  Space for 5,000 cars on 15 paved acres. A chartered bus area near facility entrance offers convenient unloading and loading. General Parking, $3. Preferred Park & Lock, $6. Valet parking, $6.   Cash Call and ATM:  For your convenience, instant credit card cash advance terminals have been installed throughout the facility. MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted at all Cash Call terminals. ATM machines are also available in the Grandstand, Mezzanine, and Club House. Senior Citizens:  Seniors 62 and older will receive free Grandstand admission or $3 Club house admission every Thursday. Reduced admission of $2.00 for Grandstand available with seasonal credentials obtainable at Customer Service Center located in Lower Grandstand.  Children's Policy:  All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Food Policy:  You may not bring food or beverages into the facility. Group Rates:  Luncheon and dinner parties may be arranged at reduced rates for groups of 10 or more, including conventions, clubs, service and charitable organizations.  For information and reservations, contact the Group Sales Department at (650) 573-4516 or (408) 292-9361.   Where to Stay - Selected Area Hotels:  • Hotel Sofitel, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City  Phone: 650/598-9000  • Holiday Inn/Foster City, 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City  Phone 650/570-5700  • Courtyard By Marriott, 550 Shell Blvd, Foster City  Phone 650/377-0600  • Hyatt Regency, SFO, 1333 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame    Phone 650/347-1234

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club - Horse Racing     Del Mar Racing Information

Fairplex    California     General Information About Fairplex.  Fairplex is managed and operated by the Los Angeles County Fair Association, a self-supporting, 501c(5) non-profit mutual benefit corporation. The Los Angeles County Fair Association is the parent corporation which manages and operates the annual Fair and other year-round activities at Fairplex , as well as the rental of the facilities to outside vendors for their events. All surplus revenues generated by the Fair and other activities are re-invested into the maintenance and development of the grounds and  buildings.  The Fair Association consists of 50 volunteer members, including an 11-member board of directors. Directors are elected by and from the Association and are re-elected annually. New Association members are elected by the board of directors based upon their outstanding contributions to the community. Officers, management and staff are employed by the Fair Association. As an independent self-supporting corporation, the Fair Association and the L.A. County Fair are unique in the United States fair industry in that they do not fall under the auspices of any county or state governmental body.   Approximately 250 people are employed by the Fair Association on a full-time basis. Seasonal employment numbers annually reach nearly 1,200 during the summer months and more than 3,800 during the Fair. Additional workers helping to produce the Fair are employed by individual contractors, vendors, exhibitors and participants, bringing the number of Fairtime workers to more than 10,000. More than 500 volunteers also participate in the Fair each year.  The Association's motto for achievement, "Fairplex...We reach for the stars with a superior team always ready to serve," echoes the Association's commitment to top-quality customer service.   The organization's mission statement reads: "The mission of Fairplex is to present entertaining and educational events to the Southern California region. Basic to the mission is our commitment to superior service, the production of quality activities and the expansion of our diverse ethnic and cultural programs. We will present the Los Angeles County Fair and all other Fairplex events in a safe, clean and wholesome manner. As a non-profit organization, we are committed to maintaining the fiscal and corporate integrity of Fairplex as we progress."   The Fair Association is the owner and builder of the Sheraton Suites Fairplex Hotel, as well as a partner with Barretts Equine Limited, the company which manages and operates the Barretts Sales Complex. The Association has also teamed with the University of La Verne in the operation of the Child Development Center. The Sheraton Suites Fairplex, Barretts Sales Complex, Child Development Center and NHRA Motorsports Museum are all located on the grounds.  The Association leases Pomona Raceway, a drag strip located in the main parking lot, to the National Hot Rod Association for drag racing's annual Winternationals and Winston Finals. Buildings, grounds and parking lots are leased by outside organizations for their events.    Each year, Fairplex hosts more than 300 events, including consumer and trade shows, inter-track wagering and agricultural events, which combined attracted nearly 1.5 million customers to the grounds during the year.   Events at Fairplex are either produced by the Fair Association or by outside organizations. Of all the activities at Fairplex, the annual Los Angeles County Fair is the biggest. The event traditionally runs for 18 days and nights in September. The Los Angeles County Fair is the largest county fair in North America and consistently ranks among the top 10 fairs and festivals on the continent in terms of attendance. More than a million people have visited the Fair in all but one year since 1948, and the all-time single-season high is 1,612,097, set over 24 days in 1991. The average Fair attendance over the most recent five-year period is more than 1.3 million.  Among the attractions regularly featured at the Fair are grandstand entertainment, carnival, horse shows, a sky ride, professional stage and grounds entertainment, contests, exhibitions and special attractions which vary on a yearly basis. Exhibits include America's Kids, bees and honey, dairy products, Education Expo, fine arts, flowers and gardens, home arts, gems and minerals, a gold mine, historical trains, miniature trains, Mexican Village, livestock, small stock and Wines of the Americas, as well as a wide assortment of commercial exhibits.   A mixed-breed horse racing meeting is held on the grounds at Fairplex Park in conjunction with the annual Fair. It also consistently ranks among the top 10 tracks in North America in terms of average daily pari-mutuel wagering handle and average daily attendance. The race meet runs for 18 consecutive days during the Fair. Fairplex Park also hosts inter-track wagering from Del Mar, Hollywood Park, Santa Anita and Los Alamitos race tracks throughout the year, along with racing from other tracks.

Golden Gate Fields    California     Golden Gate Fields at a Glance  Address:1100 Eastshore Highway Albany, California 94710Mailing Address:P.O. Box 6027  Albany, California 94706Telephone:(510) 559-7300Racing Office:(510) 559-7345Horsemen's Number:(800) 541-6335General Questions:pporter@ggfields.com Technical Assistance:bsmith@select.net    Location: Off Interstate 80 along the Bay in the City of Albany (stable area in Berkeley city limits), eight miles from downtown Oakland and 11 miles from San Francisco. Take 'Gilman Street' or 'City of Albany' exit. Accessibility: From San Francisco, over the Bay Bridge to I-80 north; from the San Francisco Peninsula and points south, across the San Mateo Bridge to Highway 880 north; from Sacramento Valley, Vallejo and Napa Valley, by way of Interstate 80; from Stockton and San Joaquin Valley via Interstate 580 to I-80; from Marin County and Redwood Empire, across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to Interstate 580 south. Golden Gate Fields is approximately10 miles from Oakland International Airport and 25 miles from the SanFrancisco International Airport.   BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit service from San Francisco, Pittsburg, Richmond and Fremont. Exit at North Berkeley station and board the AC Transit shuttle bus direct to admission gates. Shuttle buses leave every 30minutes, beginning at 11:20 a.m.    Mass Transit:Direct bus service departs from the San Francisco Transbay Terminal (First Street and Mission) beginning at 11:00 a.m., with buses leaving as they fill. Last bus departs at 1:00 p.m. Buses return at frequent intervals following last race. Bus fare is $3.50 each way.   Lodging:   Berkeley Marina Radisson  200 Marina Blvd.  Berkeley, CA  Reservations: 1-800-228-9290   (one exit away from Golden Gate Fields, located in the Marina by the bay)  Days Inn San Francisco Bay Bridge  1603 Powell  Emeryville, CA  (510) 547-7888   Holiday Inn Bay Bridge  1800 Powell Emeryville, CA  (510) 658-9300  Ramada Inn  Berkeley, CA   (510) 849-1121  The Racing Plant Admission Schedule: General Admission $2; children 17 and under admitted free when accompanied by parent or guardian. Club House admission "Top of the Stretch" $5. Turf Club admission $5.00 weekdays, $5.00 weekends and holidays. For information on special membership and ticketing plans, contact our Sales Office, (510) 559-7380.  Group Rates: A variety of special packages for groups is available for an exciting day at the races. Contact the Group Sales Office, (510) 559-7384, for details. Special Packages: Turf Club luncheon buffet and admission packages available for California Derby and Kentucky Derby days. Reserved Sears: Club House Box Seats $2.50, weekends only   Parking: Space for 8,600 cars. General Parking, $3; General Preferred, $5; Valet Parking, $7 (enter via Gilman St.); Self park and lock, $7.   Total Plant Area: 225 acres.   Seating Capacity: 14,750 (Grandstand 7,960; Club House 5,230; Turf Club 1,560).   Main Track: Dirt course, one-mile oval (sandy loam); width in stretch, 78 feet; width of backstretch, 75 feet. Distance from last turn to finish, 1,000 feet; from finish line to first turn, 383 feet.   Lakeside Turf Course: Nine-tenths mile oval, 65 feet wide throughout. Three-sixteenths mile chute.  Stable Area Capacity: Stalls for 1,425 Thoroughbreds.  Paddock: Located in front of stands at finish line. Covered saddling stalls for 14 Thoroughbreds.  Mechanical Equipment: Puett Automatic Starting Gate; Automatic Totalisator pari-mutuel equipment, including Screen Activated Machines; O'Brien Photographic Co. photo finish equipment; EDCS race timing equipment.   Closed-Circuit TV: More than 600 monitors throughout the plant show races, odds, probable payoffs, results and the previous day's races. Table-top TV's are available in the Turf Club.  First Aid Station: Located at the north end of the Club House level.   Customer Service Booth: Located on the General Admission mezzanine level.   Gift Shop: Located on mezzanine level, at foot of the Club House escalator. Shoe shine stand located on track level opposite the winner's circle.

Hollywood Park    California     Hollywood Park is conveniently located just north of the Century Freeway, via Prairie Ave., and three miles East of Los Angeles international Airport, via Century Blvd., next to the Great Western Forum in Inglewood.  Should you have questions or need further assistance please use the following numbers: 24-hour Switchboard (310) 419-1500  Breeders' Cup Information: (888) 4BC-1997  Scratch & Results Line: (310) 419-1470  Seat Reservations: (310) 419-1574  Table Reservations: (310) 419-1601  Group Sales: (310) 419-1529   Administration: (310) 419-1518  Publicity: (310) 419-1535  Press Box: (310) 419-1638  Racing Office: (310) 419-1684

Los Alamitos Course - Quarter Horse Racing    California    Los Alamitos Race Course, located in Cypress, California, is the country's premier quarter horse facility with an average handle of more than $1 million each evening. The race course also races thoroughbred and Arabian horse, as well as hosting Southern California's only harness racing season.  Post Times   Thursday and Friday 7:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 6:30 p.m.

Monterey County Fair Facts     Thanks for joining us here at Monterey Bay Turf Club and Club House. We hope that the information provided here is helpful. Should you have thoughts comments or suggestions please feel free to send them along. We look forward to seeing you here and at the races in the near future. You may contact Donald Houser, Racing Facility Supervisor directly by sending E-mail

Santa Anita    California     Santa Anita Park is located in Arcadia, California, a residential community 14 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The race track property is 320 acres bounded by Huntington Drive, Baldwin Avenue, Colorado Street, and Colorado Place. The Santa Anita Fashion Park mall lies southwest of the race track.  Major freeways giving access to Santa Anita are the Foothill Freeway (I-210) on the north, San Bernadino Freeway (I-10) on the south, the San Gabriel River (I-605) and Orange (57) Freeways on the east, and the Pasadena (110) and Glendale (2) Freeways on the west.  Directions from Area Airports  Los Angeles International Airport  Santa Anita is 30 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. To reach Santa Anita from LAX, take the Century Freeway (105) east to the Harbor Freeway (110). Then take the Harbor Freeway north to Orange Grove in Pasadena. Turn left on Orange Grove and take it to the I-210 Freeway east. Exit at Baldwin and turn right.  Hollywood-Burbank Airport  Santa Anita is 24 miles from the Hollywood-Burbank Airport. To reach Santa Anita from the airport, take the Golden State Freeway (5) south to the 134 Freeway east. The 134 will become the I-210 Freeway east. Exit at Baldwin and turn right.  Ontario Airport  Santa Anita is 37 miles from the Ontario Airport. To reach Santa Anita from the airport, take the San Bernadino Freeway (I-10) west to the I-210 Freeway west. Exit at Baldwin. Turn right on Foothill and right again on Baldwin.

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Seaside Park     California    seaside@west.net    Site of the annual 12-day Ventura County Fair, Seaside Park is 62 acres of   ocean-front property at the western edge of the city of Ventura, approximately   65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It hosts a wide variety of events through- out the year, ranging from business meetings, teleconferences and major  trade shows to concerts, expositions and equestrian events. Seaside Park is owned by the State of California and administered by the 31st  District Agricultural Association under the direction of the Division of Fairs  and Expositions, Department of Food and Agriculture. A nine member Board of    Directors, appointed by the Governor, oversees the Association. The 31st DAA   is a self-supporting entity, receiving no tax dollars.