Golden Gate Fields' Kentucky Derby Hat Contest In Full Gallop on Facebook

Photo of the hat that garners the most comments earns fun-filled day at one of the best events in the Bay Area, featuring great thoroughbred racing and Kentucky Derby live coverage.

Online PR News – 28-April-2011 – – Golden Gate Fields is tipping its hat to the Kentucky Derby and wants to see your hat, too. Post a photo of your best hat on our Facebook page and you could win a day at the races at Golden Gate Fields on Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 7.

In celebration of the big event, Golden Gate Fields will offer Kentucky Derby coverage in a party atmosphere that will be one of the best events in the Bay Area.

Entering the Golden Gate Fields Kentucky Derby Hat Contest is simple. Between now and May 1, Simply “Like” Golden Gate Fields’ Facebook page at, post your photo on the Golden Gate Fields Facebook wall, tag yourself and Golden Gate Fields in the photo and tell your friends to comment.
The photo with the most comments receives a day at Golden Gate Fields for some of the best Kentucky Derby live coverage available. And like the Run for the Roses, determining the winner of the Golden Gate Fields hat contest should be as entertaining as the Kentucky Derby results.

The winner will receive admission for four to Golden Gate Fields, Turf Club Admission, buffet lunch, valet parking and free programs.

Even if you aren't the Facebook winner, you can still enjoy the best Kentucky Derby events in the Bay Area. Revel in the race day events and learn the Kentucky Derby results while sipping a cool mint julep and wearing your favorite hat.
For complete rules governing the Golden Gate Fields Facebook Kentucky Derby Photo Hat Contest, see the contest announcement page at
So grab your favorite hat and a camera and get ready to enjoy Kentucky Derby live coverage in style.

About Golden Gate Fields
Golden Gates Fields, Northern California’s premier horse racing facility, commenced its first meeting on Feb. 1, 1941. Due to poor track conditions caused by heavy rains, the inaugural meeting lasted only five days. America’s involvement in World War II meant racing at the track wouldn’t resume for six years, and the track became a naval amphibious landing craft base.

Golden Gate Fields reopened on Sept. 9, 1947, and since has hosted many of the sports’ greatest thoroughbred horses and jockeys. The great Bill Shoemaker, who would go on to become the world’s winningest riders, scored his first career victory at Golden Gate Fields on April 20, 1949, aboard Shafter V. He retired 41 years later with 8,833 wins.

Through the years champion horses like Citation (1948 Horse of the Year), Noor (Handicap Horse of 1950), Determine (1954 Kentucky Derby winner), John Henry (Horse of the Year in 1981 and 1984), Brown Bess (Female Grass Horse of 1989), Tight Spot (Grass Horse of 1991), and Lost in the Fog (Sprinter of 2005) have competed at Golden Gate Fields.

Golden Gate Fields is a beautiful facility that features an elegant Turf Club, a vast and comfortable Club House, smart simulcast rooms, and plenty of free seating in the general admission areas, all of which make race day one of the best events in the Bay Area.

For more information on California horse racing, tips to make your experience more enjoyable and the latest horse racing results including Kentucky Derby results, visit Golden Gate Fields online at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at