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Golden Gate Fields horse racetrack to remain open until 2024: Report

Horses compete at Golden Gate Fields on Sept. 2, 2018, in Berkeley. | Source: Cody Glenn/Getty Images

The Bay Area's last horse racetrack may have its days extended, according to a Los Angeles Times article reporting that the owners of the iconic venue plan to keep it open through next summer.

The news comes after the ownership group announced in July that it planned to shutter the Berkeley racetrack in October.

READ MORE: Berkeley’s Golden Gate Fields Racetrack To Close Down in October

Aidan Butler, chief executive of 1/st Racing, told the LA Times that the track will apply for racing dates for the first half of next year and would likely close next summer.

“We are pleased we could work out a solution with our industry stakeholders to be able to keep Golden Gate Fields open for an additional and final meet,” Butler reportedly told the Times.

Golden Gate Field's management company 1/st Racing did not respond to requests for comment.

Joel Umanzor can be reached at jumanzor@sfstandard.com

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