Live Racing

Enjoy Live Racing Excitement Octobe​r 1 - 13!

Live horse racing is back in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand at The Big Fresno Fair, with plenty of hoof-pounding action!  Don't miss the excitement of live horse racing; it's only here once a year!


Monday - Friday 1:15 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:15 p.m.

NOTE: Wednesday, October 1, Monday, October 6, Tuesday, October 7 and Wednesday, October 8 are Dark Days (No Racing). Dates and times subject to change. 


Ground Floor Admission is FREE with paid admission to the Fairgrounds. Reserved or Box Seats are also available! Click here for tickets.

The Luxury Deck:

Located on the third floor of the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand, the Luxury Deck offers an exclusive wagering area, shaded tables, private bar, complimentary buffet, and a panoramic view of the track and the paddock. Click here for pricing information or to buy your table now.

The Turf Club:

Located on the fourth floor of the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand, the Turf Club offers a spacious interior, indoor and outdoor seating, air conditioning, private bar, personal restrooms, isolated betting stands, and multiple TV screens broadcasting live horse races from across the nation. Click here for pricing information or to buy your table now. 

Plus, don't forget about all of the excitement in between the races! 

The Great Mascot Race – Thursday, October 2

The Big Fresno Fair is excited to bring back the Great Mascot Race – putting mascots from around the Valley in a race against each other. You won’t want to miss this fun, community event that is sure to provide entertainment for all in between each of the horse races on Thursday, October 2.

Derby Dog Dash - Saturday, October 4

Have a small dog you think is fast? Then enter them into the Annual Derby Dog Dash on Saturday, October 4 for the chance to win cash prizes and, of course, bragging rights!Go to for more information and to enter. 

K9 Dog Demonstrations – Thursday, October 9 & Monday, October 13

In collaboration with the K9 Unit of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, special K9 demonstrations will be held in between horse races on these days. See first-hand how these dogs assist officers in upholding the law.

Poulsen’s Jumping Horses – Fridays & Saturdays

Watch the Poulsen’s jumping horses maneuver around an obstacle course and special jumping demonstrations in between horse races on Fridays and Saturdays of the Fair. National champion horses and competitors will be part of these special demonstrations.

California Chrome Day – Saturday, October 11

Enjoy California Chrome Day on Saturday, October 11 in honor of the Valley horse that won the hearts of racing enthusiasts across the Nation! Local and State officials will be in attendance to honor California Chrome with the Key to the City and designate that day as the official California Chrome Day in Fresno. Since California Chrome will be in training for the Breeder’s Cup, make sure to come to the races and see which one of his family members are in attendance on his behalf!

Bulldog Stakes Race – Sunday, October 12

Join the tradition and win! Wear red to the races on Sunday, October 12 to celebrate our very own Fresno State Bulldog’s and be entered to win cash prizes during the Bulldog Stakes Race! Look for the entry booth at the main entrance to the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand to show your Fresno State Bulldog pride (by wearing red of course!), fill out an entry form and pick your winning horse! Must be present to win!