ALBANY, CALIF. – Golden Gate Fields on March 17 will begin to broadcast its races using high-definition cameras and video, The Stronach Group has announced.
The new HD Golden Gate signal also will feature three new cameras: one on the starting gate, a camera near the walking ring to enhance paddock coverage and a scenic camera. The track will implement a new HD graphics package, similar in format to the one currently in use at Santa Anita, but with a style unique to Golden Gate. More cameras will be added in the future.
On-track patrons will be able to watch Golden Gate’s races on 500 new HD televisions that have been installed on the Turf Club tables, in the Top of the Stretch betting carrels and throughout the Golden Gate facility.
“Taking the Golden Gate broadcast signal HD is another example of The Stronach Group’s continuing commitment to long-term racing in California,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations. “Golden Gate, with its scenic location and near year-round racing, is made to be seen in HD and we are excited to make this investment in the bayside track’s future.”
The HD Golden Gate Fields signal will be contractually produced by the track’s longtime vendor, Pegasus Communications, which also produces the HD signal for Santa Anita Park. Pegasus and Santa Anita were honored as 2015’s Outstanding Simulcast at the International Simulcast Conference.
Live racing at Golden Gate Fields, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, generally is conducted four days a week on a Thursday-Sunday schedule. Closing day for the Winter/Spring Meet is June 12.