Live Racing




Enjoy Live Racing Excitement Octobe r 4 - 15, 2017!

Only in Fresno can you enjoy the excitement of Live Horse Racing at the Fair! Be sure to mark your calendars and join us in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand at the 2016 Big Fresno Fair for lots of hoof pounding action! A longstanding tradition of The Big Fresno Fair and the Valley, horse racing is one of those things that just has to be experienced live!

Post Times (Subject to Change):

Monday - Friday 1:45 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:45 p.m.

NOTE: Wednesday, October 4; Tuesday, October 10 & Wednesday, October 11 are Dark Days (No Racing). Dates subject to change.

Admission Pricing:
Ground Floor Admission is FREE with paid Fair Admission.
$5 for Reserved Seats
$7 for Box Seats (Must purchase whole Box; Boxes come in two, three, four or six seat options.)

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. Tables are $180 on Fridays and Saturdays and $150 all other days.

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. Tables are $70 - $80 Fridays and Saturdays and $40 all other days.

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

Even Losers Can Win - Daily Promotion
Back by popular demand, any losing ticket holder will have the chance to be a winner! How? Just to either of the special "Even Losers Can Win" booths locaded on the ground floor or 2nd floor of the Grandstand, and put your losing ticket in the box with the number of the race you lost (put your name and cell phone number on the ticket before dropping it in!)

After Race 4 each day, a winner is selected from every race (at both locations!) to get a $10 voucher to place on a nother bet. Subsequently, the same thing will be done after Race 8. Then at the end of the race day, an overall winner is selected from all races that will receive a box of four at the races on a day of their choice, plus a $50 voucher to wager. Winners are notified by phone at the number provided and directed on how to redeem their prize.

The Great Mascot Race - Thursday, October 5
The Big Fresno Fair is excited to announce the return of the Great Mascot Race, where mascots from around the Valley race against each other! The races are held in between each horse race. Check back closer to Fair for a complete list of mascots who are competing this year!

Poulsen's Jumping Horses - Fridays and 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.

Caporales de Fresno - Sundays
Los Caporales de Fresno showcases the incredible talent of these dancing horses, as well as the individuals that ride them who also sing! Their line-up of entertainment will feature Caballos Baladores, Escaramuza Charra Caporales, Cantantes de Musica Ranchera, Ballet Folkorico Tradicional and Floreadores del Equipo Charros Dos Generaciones.