Wine Country Racing Ready To Roll!

Embracing its place in the tremendous wine region it is located, Wine Country Racing at the Sonoma County Fair begins Thursday, August 3 in Santa Rosa with a talented and experienced group of racing officials and staff. The races will run August 3-6 and August 10-13 in conjunction with the Fair. In addition, there is…

The Jim Dandy (Grade II)

7/29/2017-Saratoga Race Course Race 10—The Jim Dandy—Grade II 1 & 1/8th Miles on Dirt For Three-Year-Olds Analysis by Michael Patricks A Saturday in late July means great racing spans across the country with both Saratoga and Del Mar each offering deep fields and terrific multi-race pools to keep horseplayers’ palates appropriately satiated. 98 horses are entered…

There’s something for everyone at the Sonoma County Fair

An Abundance of Talent with Every Performance Dance in the park or in the streets to free music played nearly all day every day at the Sonoma County Fair.  It’s the perfect place to have quality family time with magic shows, thrilling acts and hysterical comedies to see. Anyone can come be a part of…

The Eddie Read (Grade II)

7/22/2017 Del Mar-Race #4 The 44th Eddie Read-Grade II $250,000 9 Furlongs on Turf for Three-Year-Olds and Upward Post Time: 3:40 PM PST                 No doubt all eyeballs with be focused squarely on Arrogate late Saturday afternoon since he is making his return to the races off his legacy-stamping effort in the Dubai World Cup. …

The Fair’s Famed Livestock Area

Educational, Interactive, and Amazing! There’s something for everyone at the Fair’s livestock area, which offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand, the agricultural abundance of our area. There are lots to do, lots to see, and so many exhibitors. The Sonoma County Fair livestock shows are the annual showcase of the best of the best,…

Del Mar Opens Wednesday

Del Mar Summer Preview and Oceanside Stakes Analysis By Michael Patricks Nirvana begins this week for horseplayers across the globe with the commencement of Del Mar on Wednesday and Saratoga this Friday.  Del Mar’s 36-day meeting with run Wednesday through Sunday into the first week of September and offer a closing day Labor Day program…

Wine Country Horse Racing Special Events

Wine Country Horse Racing Offers Special Events and After Fair Fun Program includes Racing Seminars, Derby Dog Dash, Hat Day and more! There’s nothing like the thrill of live horse racing at The Sonoma County Fair.  Tickets are on sale now for Wine Country Racing held Thursdays through Sundays (August 3 – 6 and August…

The Los Alamitos Derby (Grade III)

7/15/2017 Los Alamitos Race Course-Race 7 The Los Alamitos Derby–$200,000 Grade III 1 & 1/8th Miles on Dirt for Three-Year-Olds Post Time: 4:58 P.M. PST Analysis by Michael Patricks Here we sit, just a handful of days from opening day at Del Mar on Wednesday, July 19th and another summer at Saratoga on Friday, July…

A Magical New Midway

Sonoma County Fair Is Proud To Offer a Magical New Midway Butler Amusements brings a NEW, more spectacular carnival Opening day of the Sonoma County Fair is right around the corner, and the Fair is pleased to have Butler Amusements bringing the newest and most exciting rides and attractions available. Butler Amusements is a family-owned…

Enjoy the Festivities of “Holidays In Bloom”

 August 2 Preview Party showcases the Hall of Flowers; proceeds benefit scholarship fund Since 1952, every year professional landscapers, landscape designers, amateur gardeners and young floral enthusiasts work diligently to kick off the Sonoma County Fair delightfully. It takes almost four months to transform one of the Fair’s biggest attractions into a floral enchantment as…