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Derby Dog Dash

Sonoma County Fair

Do you have a speedy small dog?

Enter your pup in the Derby Dog Dash and get in on all of the racing fun. This beloved event offers all the competition and pageantry of horse racing - on a much smaller scale.

What time is our race?

The final entrants, race numbers and starting times will be posted here approximately 36 hours before your race.

There will be at least six heats and one Championship Race. The number of heats depends on the number of entrants. The top two finishers from each heat will advance to the Championship Race. Unfortunately your dog must remain in the Grandstand Area and is NOT permitted on the rest of the Fairgrounds. Only service dogs are permitted on the Fairground Midway and we apologize for the inconvenience.

QUESTIONS? Please Email programs@sonomacountyfair.com

2017 Derby Dog Dash Race Dates

  • Sunday – August 6
  • Sunday – August 13

AFTER FAIR

  • Sunday – August 20
Race distance is approximately 50 yards (+/-)

The dog races will be held at the Racing Grandstand on the Fairgrounds. The registration booth will be located on the bottom level, outside the grandstand and facing the racetrack across from the Winner's Circle. You will not have access to stadium seating at the Sonoma County Fair (seating is $3 per person). There is plenty of shaded space in and around the Grandstand, please feel free to bring your own chairs. We will have water available for the dogs. You can bring your own bowl or use community bowls that we will provide.

Prizes

  • Heat 1st Place - $20 / Heat 2nd Place - $10
  • Championship 1st Place: $100 / Championship 2nd Place: $50

Entry Fees

  • ALL Derby Dog Dash races are FREE to enter!

Check back in June for Entry Info


Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road - Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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