Address: 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA, 94066
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The Shops at Tanforan is a shopping mall and business area in San Bruno, California, in the Peninsula area of the Bay Area, 10 miles (16 km) south of San Francisco. It is served by the adjacent San Bruno BART subway station and is served by several local SamTrans bus lines. It was reopened in October 2005 after several years of remodeling. Prior to its current role as a shopping mall, Tanforan was a racetrack, serving at various times as an airfield, military training center, internment camp, and golf course. Currently, the site is occupied by a shopping mall which features JCPenney, Sears and Target as its anchor stores.HistoryTanforan Racetrack was built in 1899, after San Francisco passed an ordinance banning gambling within its borders. It was named after Torribio Tanforan, the grandson-in-law of Jose Antonio Sanchez, owner of El Rancho Buri Buri. Horse, dog, motorcycle, and auto races were held at the track during the early years. Tanforan's most famous resident while it was used as a racetrack was Seabiscuit who, for a time, was stabled there. Today, a statue of Seabiscuit may be found on the grounds of the Tanforan mall.