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Kentucky Derby at Golden Gate Fields 

When: Sat., May 5, 11:45 a.m. 2012
Price: $6-$8

Golden Gate Fields (1100 Eastshore Hwy., Berkeley) may not be anywhere near Louisville, Kentucky, the site of the esteemed Kentucky Derby -- but fans of the country's oldest horse race can still watch the event on live simulcast at the local track on Saturday, May 5. And in keeping with the opulent traditions of the annual Derby, patrons can sip mint juleps from souvenir glasses and wear their most outrageous, glamorous, or horse racing-themed head coverings for a chance to win up to $300 in the Run for the Roses hat contest. First at-home race starts at 11:45 a.m. (contact track for Derby start-time), $6-$8. 510-559-7300 or

— Cassie McFadden


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