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Bay Meadows (Closed)

New Contact Information

Bay Meadows Thoroughbred Race Course has now been permantly closed and is currently under construction to be turned into a shopping centre which will include office space and residential area's.

If you have any questions or comments about the new constuction at Bay Meadow's please complete the form on their "Contact Us" page.  Bay Meadows will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Old ontact Info

Bay Meadows Racecourse
2600 South Delaware Street
San Mateo,
CA 94403

Tel: (650) 574-RACE

Website: www.baymeadows.com

Track Info

Bay Meadows is a horse racing track in San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.

Bay Meadows has a one mile (1.6 km) dirt oval and a seven furlong turf oval. The track has a total seating capacity of 12,000 and has stabling for 900 horses on site.

The Racecourse is the longest continually operating thoroughbred racetrack in California, having been founded in 1934. The innovative William P. Kyne introduced pari-mutuel wagering, the popular Daily Double, the first all-enclosed starting gate, the totalizator board and the photo-finish camera at Bay Meadows.

Main Track
One mile oval with 1-¼ mile and 6 furlong chutes. Length of stretch, 990 feet. Width in stretch, 85 feet; backstretch 75 feet.

Longden Turf Course
Opened Sept. 4 1978. Oval measures 7 furlongs, 32 feet (4,625 feet). Maximum width, 75 feet, minimum width, 50 feet with moveable rail.

Opening Times

Gates Open
Grandstand
Club House & Turf Club 10.00am
Daytime Card 11:00 AM
Friday Night Card 4:30 PM

Entry Cost

Daily Prices
Grandstand $3
Under 17 free w/adult
Club House $6
Turf Club $10 (Weekdays)$15 (Weekends & Holidays)

Membership & Season Passes
Turf Club $600 (Single)
$1,000 (Double)
$2,000 (Four Seat Table*)
$2,400 (Six Seat Table*)
* Includes Season Valet Parking

Reserved Box Seating
Grandstand Box $1,100 (Four Seats)
$1,350 (Six Seats)
Club House Box $1,000 (Six Seats)

Season Grandstand & Club House
Season Grandstand $150
Season Club House $300

Reservations
To reserve seats, please contact Bay Meadows Reservations at (650)573-4594.

Directions

Bay Meadows Racecourse is located approximately half-way between San Francisco and San Jose, just ten miles south of San Francisco International Airport.

By Train
Cal Train, from both San Francisco and San Jose, stops throughout the day at the Hillsdale Station, which is adjacent to the Bay Meadows South Parking lot. Click here for detailed information about Cal Train fares: www.caltrain.com/caltrain_zones_1-1-2006.html

By Bus
Local SamTrans buses stop near Bay Meadows throughout the day during the racing season. For Schedule Information call, (800) 660-4287 or click here:
samtrans.com

By Car-Driving Directions

From San Francisco / North Bay Area to Bay Meadows:

1. Head South on US-101 toward San Jose
2. Take the CA-92 West ramp to Hayward/Half Moon Bay - go 0.8 miles
3. Take the Delaware Street exit
4. Stay in the right hand lane
5. Turn right at South Delaware Street, go 0.70 miles. South Delaware Street ends at Bay Meadows

From San Jose / South Bay Area to Bay Meadows:

1. Head North on US-101 toward San Francisco
2. Take the CA-92 ramp to Hayward/San Mateo Br/Half Moon Bay - go 0.2 miles
3. Continue on the CA-92 ramp to Half Moon Bay - go 0.5 miles
4. Merge into CA-92 W - go 0.2 miles
5. Take the Delaware Street exit
6. Stay in the right hand lane
7. Turn right at South Delaware Street - go 0.7 miles. South Delaware Street ends at Bay Meadows

From Oakland / East Bay Area to Bay Meadows:

1. Head South on I-880 toward San Jose
2. Take the CA-92 West ramp to San Mateo Bridge - go 14 miles
3. Take the Delaware Street exit
4. Stay in the right hand lane
5. Turn right at South Delaware Street, go 0.70 miles. South Delaware Street ends at Bay Meadows