Wine Country Horse Racing
2016 Racing Schedule
Enjoy the thrill of live horse racing at its finest on the turf and dirt tracks at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
Tickets sold at the Box Office and Online. Racetrack entry FREE with Fair admission.
Thursday Post Time - 1:15 pm
Friday Post Time - 3:15 pm
Saturday & Sunday Post Time - 1:15 pm
Wine Country Hat Day Tickets
Individual Tickets: $65 per person
Reserved Tables of 8: $600.
Table reservations must be purchased at the Fairgrounds Box Office located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa. For more information on this fantastic event, call (707) 545-4200.
Win Without Even Placing a Bet!
Here’s your chance to win at the track without even placing a bet! Look for the Win/Place/Show table as you enter the grandstands, fill out a slip, and put it in the numbered box that matches the horse you think will win that day’s 6th race. You might end up in the Winner’s Circle to claim $150, $100 or $50! (Must be present to collect prize.)
Named Race Opportunity
Looking for ways to promote your business? Check out our "Named Race Sponsorship" opportunity.
- Includes 30 fair admission passes
- 30 reserved racing grandstand seats
- Your sponsor name in the racing program
- Your sponsor name announced before and after the race
- And a photo opp in the Winner's Circle (See Sign-Up Form for Details)
Sign up here ASAP for best availability.
Premier Box Seat Reservations
Get the best seats in the house by reserving your box seats for the season. Upper and Lower Boxes are available.
Click Here for Reservation Request Form
Box Seats are a favorite way to enjoy all the racing fun at the Fair. These popular packages are good for the duration of the Fair and have limited availability based on returning purchasers from the previous year.
Reserved seats for individual days will be available for purchase at the box office.
Please Note: Purchase of Fair Admission is required in addition to all Wine Country Racing Seating (except for Bonus Week).
Looking for a great place to hold your company's summer picnic or other special event? Check out our VIP Tent packages! Reserve our VIP tent right next to the racing grandstand and treat your guests to a day at the races. Wine Country Racing is a Sonoma County tradition, drawing trainers, owners, jockeys and racing enthusiasts from all over. With a VIP tent package, you'll receive excellent visibilty for your company, a BBQ lunch, Fair admission and parking. Add-on options are available. Call the Fair office for more information, (707) 545-4200.
Don't Forget: There's contests & drawings between races during the Fair!
Trackside & Paddock View Dining
Enjoy the thrill of live horse racing at its finest on the turf and dirt tracks at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Tickets sold at the Box Office and online coming soon.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no buffet meal for Trackside Dining during Bonus Week. Drinks will be sold separately.
Hometown Voice at the Sonoma County Fair
Sing the National Anthem at the Wine Country Racetrack
Are you a talented singer looking for an opportunity to perform in front of the Sonoma County community? Here is your chance! The 2016 Sonoma County Fair is looking for local performers to sing the National Anthem daily at the Wine Country Racetrack. Our goal is to share the opportunity with as many community members as possible and to have a new performer each day of the race meet!
If you are selected to perform, your name will be listed in the daily race program on the day of your performance, and you will be given 6 complimentary fair admission passes and racing grandstand seat tickets for the day of your performance.
We will begin scheduling performers soon and will continue until the schedule is full. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity! Dates of performances will be July 28- July 31, August 4-7, and August 12-14. First post time is 3:15pm on Fridays and 1:15pm on all other race days. Performances will be taking place after the first race each day. To view a detailed schedule of races, visit the Sonoma County Fair website at www.sonomacountyfair.com and select the Horse Racing in the Wine Country tab.
To enter, simply record a video of you performing the National Anthem and submit it to our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/sonomafair, or email your video to Stacey.Lapham@sonoma-county.org to be entered into the selection process. Be sure to include your contact information so we can contact you with performance opportunities!
Click here for a Hometown Voice Flyer
Northern California's Only Turf Track
Turf Track Elegance
Friendly Wine Country crowd, superior horses, the sport's best jockeys, our beautiful turf track--and award-winning local wines. After all, this is Sonoma County!
Learn From the Experts
Don't know a quinella from a trifecta? Join us for FREE racing seminars every racing day. Sponsored by Sonoma County Airport Express.
Information for Horsemen
Conveniently located near the intersections of Hwy 101 and Hwy 12, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV Park is perfect for fairgoers! Please complete the Horsemen RV Park Vehicle Application prior to your stay.
Sliders Gastro Pub & Sports Bar
Be sure to stop in Sliders Gastro Pub & Sports Bar, located in Showcase near the Wine Country Racing grandstands. Take a break at the pub featuring Lagunitas Brewing Company's craft beers, a full bar, a Sonoma Farm to Table menu and Live Sporting Action and Wagering.
Pull up a stool to the bar or relax in our Sonoma Chic Lounge & Sports Theater, featuring live music and major sporting events. Stop by and enjoy indoor and outdoor dining areas, large screen TV's, great food and specialty beers.
Year Round Excitement at The Jockey Club
The fun doesn't end at the end of the Fair. Enjoy year-round excitement at The Jockey Club, located adjacent to the Fairgrounds on Bennett Valley Road.