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Horse Racing at the Big Fresno Fair

Live Horse Racing

The excitement of live horse racing returns this October! Join us for 7-days of racing on one of the fastest tracks on the racing circuit!

2022 Big Fresno Fair Live Horse Racing Dates

October 7 - 10 | Friday - Monday
October 14 - 16 | Friday - Sunday

1:45 p.m. Post Time *
*October 5, 6. 11 - 13 are Dark Days (No Racing).
**Dates and post time are subject to change.


Exclusive Ticket Pre-Sale for BFF Club Members

An exclusive ticket pre-sale for our Big Fair Fan (BFF) Club members happens from July 19 - July 25. Want to participate? Just sign up for our free BFF Club email newsletter and you'll receive a password to take advantage of this pre-sale! Here’s a look at what’s going on sale.

Reserved Seats
  • $6 for single days
  • $10 Fridays

  • Box Seats (Sat - Mon)
  • 2 seats for $16
  • 4 seats for $32
  • 6 seats for $48

  • Box Seats (Friday Prices)
  • 2 seats for $24
  • 4 seats for $48
  • 6 seats for $72

  • Turf Club Tables (table of 4)
  • $40 weekdays
  • $70 for Friday, October 14 & Saturdays
  • $80 for Friday, October 7
  • Exterior Tables Sold Out Both Fridays

    Luxury Deck Tables (tables of 3 & 4)
  • $150 weekdays
  • $180 Saturday
  • Sold Out Both Fridays and Saturday, October 15

    Did you know, you can get even earlier access to Luxury Deck and Turf Club tickets through our exclusive party packages? See below for details on securing a party for the 2022 Big Fresno Fair. Or email info@fresnofair.com to request to be on the interest list for 2023 and book your party before tables go on sale to the public!
    Box & Reserved Seating Chart

    Box & Reserved Seats

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    Turf Club & Luxury Deck Seating Chart

    Turf Club & Luxury Deck

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    Are you interested in hospitality or advertising opportunities during Live Horse Racing at The Big Fresno Fair? Here are the ways you can participate:

    A Day at the Races - Host a Party during Live Horse Racing
    If your business loves to treat your clients and staff to unique experiences, consider hosting a party during Live Horse Racing at The Big Fresno Fair! Be a part of a Valley tradition and book a special event in one of the Exterior Tiers at the Turf Club, Infield or the Luxury Deck overlooking the paddock! Plus, your company will get logo recognition in front of tens of thousands of racing fans. Contact us at info@fresnofair.com to join the waiting list and request more details on how your company can book a party before tables go on sale to the public next year. Space subject to availability. Click here for party information.

    Sponsor a Race
    For $650 you can sponsor a named race. Each Sponsored race includes:
    • Sponsor name and special announcement to be read before/after the race
    • Sponsor may take a photo in the Winner Circle with the winning owner/trainer of your sponsored Live Race with up to six guests. Printed photo included.
    • Four (4) VIP Tri-Part Tickets which include Grandstand Seat, Parking & Fair Admission
    Fill out this form to secure your sponsored race.

    Custom Sponsorship/Advertising Recognition
    For custom sponsorship opportunities including digital recognition within the Grandstand or VIP Suite, please contact us at sponsorship@fresnofair.com or (559) 227-9999.


    Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these fun special events held during the 2022 Big Fresno Fair live horse racing meet. The races are the place to be in Fresno in October!

    Derby Dog Dash – Sat, October 15
    More details coming soon.

    Bulldog Handicap Race – Sun, October 16
    Join the tradition by wearing red to the races on October 16 to celebrate our very own Fresno State Bulldogs. 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.

    Losers Can Win Promotion
    More details coming soon.

    Affiliate Organizations

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