Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred Horse Racing comes to the CA State Fair & Food Festival every Summer.

Look for special events at the Miller Lite Grandstand such as the Cornhole Championships.

Daily racing at 1:45 pm on:

  • July 15-17, 2022
  • July 22-24, 2022
  • July 29-31, 2022

Horse racing bets are cash only. Golden 1 ATMs available nearby.

Horse Racing 01 at Miller Lite Grandstands - approved for media use

Summer’s coming and you know what that means, live Thoroughbred Horse Racing returns to the track at the California State Fair! Reserve your box seat during the Fair for nine days of racing action.

As a horse racing fan, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to reserve your race TODAY!!!

Horse Racing Named Races

2022 Named Races Package Includes:
  • One Named Race
  • One Box Seat for the day of your race (6 seats total)
  • 6 General Admission tickets to the California State Fair on the day of your named race
  • 6 Official Racing Programs
  • 1 General Parking Pass
  • Name in the Official Racing Program
  • Commemorative photo with the winning horse & jockey in the Winner’s Circle
Pricing: $175 Box Seat, $193 Turf Club

Reserve your Named Race before they go on sale to the general public!
Please click the link below and fill out the easy online application.  For more information, email Cal Expo Racing Operations at horseracing@calexpo.com

Horse Racing Season Boxes

2022 Season Box Package Includes:
  • One private box (6 seats per day)
  • 6 Official Racing programs (per day)
  • 54 General Admission Fair tickets
  • One General Lot parking pass
  • One Preferred Lot parking pass

Pricing: $550 Regular Box, $650 Premium Box

Take a look at the Box Seat Map and reserve your season box before they go on sale to the general public! Please click the link below and fill out the easy online application.  For more information, email

Cal Expo Racing Operations at horseracing@calexpo.com.