2020 Horse Racing

Free with admission! Horse Racing every Thursday – Sunday at the California State Fair Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand.

2020 Racing Dates

July 23 – 26

July 30 –  August 2

Daily First Post Time: 2:15 p.m.

*Racing dates & times are subject to change

Purchasing and Reserving Seat Packages

Enjoy the best opportunity to see live thoroughbreds in Northern California with an entire season at the races by getting front and center with a box seat package.

  • 11-Day Box Seat Package Includes:
  • One private box (6 seats per day)
  • One sponsored race
  • 6 official racing programs (per day)
  • 6 general admission passes to the California State Fair (per day)
  • One general lot parking pass (good for racing days only)
  • Preferred lot parking season pass (good for racing days only)

View the Box Seat Map here.

Call (916) 263-3048 or email jkennedy@calexpo.com to reserve a season box.

Sponsored races give you an opportunity to become a part of the race meet! Name a race in honor of a loved one, family member, friend or even business prospect!

Sponsored Race Package Includes:

  • One named race
  • One Box Seat for the day of your race (6 seats total)
  • 6 general admission passes to the State Fair on the day of sponsored race
  • 6 official racing programs
  • Sponsor name in the official race program
  • Photo with the winning horse/jockey of sponsored race in the Winner’s Circle
  • Customized messages for sponsor on the jumbotron video board
  • Sponsor name announced before the race
  • One public lot parking pass

Price per race only $175. Turf Club upgrade available.
Call (916) 263-3048  or email jkennedy@calexpo.com to sponsor a race.


Watch LIVE State Fair Racing from the Turf Club! Call (916) 920-5131 for reservations. Buffet, appetizers, and bar available.

Plan a half-day or full-day event in our Turf Club or Clubhouse. Full menu of farm-to-fork inspired dishes available. Contact Oak View Group (OVG) and ask about packages.