Wine Country Horse Racing making 75th run at Sonoma County Fair from tomorrow through Sunday, Aug. 14
For the 75th year, the fifth-largest fair in the state, the Sonoma County Fair, will feature some of the best horse racing in Northern California at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds track starting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, and ending Sunday, Aug. 14, with no racing on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Wine Country’s thoroughbred horse racing takes place on both dirt-and-turf race surfaces, with the daily post time being 12:45 p.m.
This year’s highlighted stakes races include the Diamond Jubilee Stakes this Saturday, July 30; the 41st running of the Luther Burbank Handicap (1-1/16 miles, turf) for fillies and mares on Sunday, July 31; the Jess Jackson Owner’s Handicap (five furlongs) for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Aug. 6; the Wine Country Debutante (six furlongs) for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday, Aug. 6; the 40th running of the Joseph Grace Handicap (1-1/16 miles, turf) for 3-years-old-and-up on Sunday, Aug. 7; the Robert Dupret Derby (1-1/16 miles, turf) on Saturday, Aug. 13; and the 43rd running of the Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes (six furlongs) on Sunday, Aug. 14.
Horse-racing seminars are held at 11:15 a.m. in Shade Park (next to the fairgrounds track) preceding each race-day.
Admission to the lower level is free with fair admission and upper reserved grandstand seats are $3 a person. Race tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.sonomacountyfair.com, or at the grandstand ticket box office. For race schedules, or for more information, call 524-6340.