We visited Golden Gate Fields and watched the preparation and racing unfold throughout the day.

Behind the scenes, the first thing you notice at the track is the horses are treated like royalty as they're bathed, pampered, and waited on. From early morning horse workouts to racing in the afternoons, here's the scoop on a day in the life at the Bay Area's hotspot of horse racing.

Fall racing occurs Thursday - Sunday through December 15. Want to go? Find out more info here!