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Horse Racing at the Big Fresno Fair

Horse Racing


Enjoy live satellite wagering 4 days a week, 52 weeks a year! Catch America's best tracks and hottest races all year long at our two satellite wagering facilities:

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/17/20:

In light of the CDC's recent recommendations and Governor Newsom's direction, we have temporarily closed both our Satellite Wagering facilities. The facilities will remain closed until further notice. For more information on COVID-19, its impact on events and general resources click here.


Admission: $5.00
Parking: FREE
Contact: (559) 650-FAIR | rgastelo@fresnofair.com
Location: South of Butler Avenue, between Chance and Maple avenues


Admission: $10.00
Contact: (559) 497-3000
Location: 1033 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721
Hours of Operation
Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Important Notices
Night Racing |Friday – Sunday | Both Locations
All Wednesday Racing | Polo Lounge at Club One Casino

Live Horse Racing – October Race Meet

Every October when The Big Fresno Fair comes to town, so does the excitement of live horse racing during the Fair’s 9 days of racing. Whatever vantage point you enjoy it from – Turf Club, Luxury Deck, Box Seats, Reserved Seats or Ground Floor - there is no denying the incredible energy of the sport!

2020 Race Dates
Thursday, October 8 – Monday, October 12
Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, October 18

Post Time
Post Time for all races is 1:15 p.m. *
*Post Times are subject to change.

Ticket Sales
2020 Big Fresno Fair Horse Racing Tickets go on sale in late Spring to Big Fair Fan Club members only. Not a BFF Club member? Sign up here.



Affiliate Organizations
CARF |California Authority of Racing Fairs | www.calfairs.com
CHRB | California Horse Racing Board | www.chrb.ca.gov


Derby Hat Contest
We’re bringing a little taste of the Kentucky Derby to The Big Fresno Fair with the Kentucky Derby Hat Contest. Every lady or gentleman who participates in the Hat Contest will get free admission into the Horse Races for the Reserved Seats; this does not include Box Seats or VIP Suite, Turf Club or Luxury Deck. More details coming soon.

Even Losers Can Win – Daily Promotion
Turn any losing 2020 Big Fresno Fair horse racing wager ticket into a winner! How? Wagerers just need to drop their losing race wager ticket with their name and cell phone number into the box with the number race they wagered and lost on. The boxes will be on display on the ground floor of the race track and the 2nd floor. Then after Race 4 each day, a winner will be selected from each race to get a $10 voucher to place on another bet. Subsequently, the same thing will be done after Race 8 and then the last race of the day if it is not Race 8. Then at the end of the race day, an overall winner will be selected from all the races that will receive a box of four to come back on a day of their choice to wager. They will also get a $50 voucher to use on future bets.

Caporales de Fresno – Sundays
Los Caporales de Fresno showcases the incredible talent of these dancing horses, as well as the individuals that are riding them who also sing! Their line-up of entertainment will feature Caballos Bailadores, Escaramuza Charra Caporalas, Cantantes De Musica Ranchera, Ballet Folklorico Tradicional and Floreadores Del Equipo Charros Dos Generaciones.

Derby Dog Dash – Saturday, October 17
Have a small dog that you think is fast? Then enter them into the Annual Derby Dog Dash on Saturday, October 17 for the chance to win cash prizes and, of course, bragging rights. The public is also encouraged to come out and cheer on their favorite dog to the finish line! Details at www.derbydogdash.com.

Bulldog Handicap Race – Sunday, October 18
Join the tradition by wearing red to the races on Sunday, October 18 to celebrate our very own Fresno State Bulldog’s. If you wear red you will be entered to win cash prizes during the Bulldog Handicap Race! Just look for the entry booth on your way into the Grandstands.

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