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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, The Starting Gate at the Fresno Fairgrounds and Polo Lounge at Club One Casino in Downtown Fresno.

Admission: FREE
Parking: FREE
Contact Ruben Gastelo: (559) 994-3105 | rgastelo@fresnofair.com
Location: Outside on 1st floor of the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand (Temporarily)

Our Satellite Wager facility back open starting Thursday, 7/30 in our new outdoor location on the first floor of the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand for betting!
  • Up to eight guests at a time will be allowed on grounds for a limited amount of time to place their bets on horse racing.
  • Once you arrive on grounds at the Fairgrounds, drive up to the Grandstand’s south end and park.
  • Please remain in your vehicle once you have arrived.
  • Call Ruben Gastelo at (559) 994-3105 to let him know of your arrival and he will give you directions of what to do next.
  • No food, beverages or seating will be available on site.

Admission: $10.00
Contact Ruben Gastelo: (559) 994-3105
Location: 1033 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721
Hours of Operation
Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Tune in and stay connected!

Horse racing fans can bet virtually on any of the following legal wagering sites! Either on a desktop or use your mobile device to search apps:

Each betting app works in a similar way.

Click here for step-by-step instructions:

Here’s a list of big upcoming races you can watch & wager on right from your home!:

  • 2020 Del Mar Races: Friday – Sunday, July 10 – September 7
  • 2020 Kentucky Derby: Saturday, September 5
  • 2020 Preakness Stakes: Saturday, October 3
For racing forms, please contact Ruben Gastelo at (559) 994-3105


The Big Fresno Fair would like to welcome you back!

The following health and safety procedures are mandated by the Fresno County Department of Public Health. All procedures must be followed by all patrons while on the Fresno Fairgrounds. Any violation of these procedures could result in removal from the facility.

These protocols are in place to protect you and our employees. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Masks are required for everyone and must be on at all time while at Grandstand.
  • Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed into the facility.
  • No seating is available.
  • One patron per self-serve terminal at a time.
  • To make sure social distancing is being followed, patrons must stand on the markers on the ground for line queuing.
  • There will be no smoking allowed.
  • Restrooms will have every other stall, urinal, sink and towel dispenser available.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all teller windows, self-betting machines and throughout the building for patrons.
  • No food or beverages will be available.

Please do your part and follow these health precautions:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick.
  • Observe proper hand washing procedures before returning to work stations.Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 70% alcohol.Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.


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 this summer 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

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