Golden Gate Cancels Racing the Rest of the Week Due to Lack of Hot Water


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Golden Gate Fields has cancelled racing for the rest of the week after repairs from a gas leak in the area surrounding the track damaged the facility’s hot water system. In addition to affecting food and beverage at the track, the issue impacts backstretch workers and the track is installing portable hot water showers for them during the repair process.
“There is no concern of a gas leak at Golden Gate Fields,” said David Duggan, Vice President & General Manager, Golden Gate Fields. “Unfortunately, there was a leak in the area Thursday. In order to repair it, the utility company responsible for the gas line had to shut off the gas to the track. When they re-pressurized the lines afterwards, it did some damage to the pipes that supply hot water to the facility. After speaking with specialists, it’s highly unlikely we will be fixed this weekend, so in the best interest of our horsemen, fans and employees and to safely expedite the repairs, we are cancelling both racing and simulcasting this weekend. We feel confident we can be fully up and running by Thursday.”

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