Information For Horsemen
Santa Rosa Racing - Track Information
2017 RACE DATES
August 3-6, August 10-13 and August 18-20
Daily Post Time - 1:15 PM
Friday Post Time - 3:15 PM
SONOMA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Racing Office: (707) 284-4484
Paymaster: (707) 545-4200 ext. 348
Main Office: (707) 545-4200
Fax on Demand
Wine Country Racing provides a 24 hour fax access hotline for obtaining overnights, results and workouts. For around-the-clock service, call (925) 803-8168 #5000.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
(707) 545-4200 - Call between 8 AM to 3 PM on Race Days
Overnight E-mail Distribution
Email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get to the Fairgrounds?
Click here for detailed directions.
Where is the racing office?
The racing office is located adjacent to the quarter chute. Take Aston Avenue Gate 7. For detailed map, click here.
Which gate should I enter to park?
Owners with in-today horses enter Aston Avenue Gate 7 and will be directed to designated parking area. All other horsemen park in parking lot next to Aston Avenue RV Lot. Valid CHRB license required for parking. For detailed map, click here.
Do you have a map of the Fairgrounds?
Click here for a printable map of the Fairgrounds.
What is the CHRB license/pass policy for admission?
The holder of a valid CHRB license and one guest can receive free admission daily when you present your license at the admission gate. If you present your license in the Racing office, you will receive two additional passes. The owner of an in-today horse will receive four admission passes to the Fair. Tickets are distributed in the Racing Office on race days between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
What admission gate do I use to access the Fairgrounds and is there shuttle service available from the parking lot to the Racing Grandstand?
Use the walkthrough gate directly across from the Aston Avenue RV Lot parking area. Shuttle service is available from that area to the Racing Grandstand.
Is there special seating in the Grandstand for the horsemen?
Yes. The upper level Grandstand near the Paddock is reserved for CHRB licensees. Seating tickets are available in the Director of Racing office located in the bottom level, south end of the grandstand.
Who do I call if I have a horse in a stakes race and need special accommodations?
Please call Richard Lewis (650) 222-8152 or email email@example.com
Where can I pick up my winning photos?
Winning photos can be picked up from the track photographer Bill Vassar of Vassar Photography. Bill’s office is located at the southern end of the Grandstand, first floor near the restrooms. Bill can be reached at (925) 980-6453 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I pick up my winning race video and order duplicate videos?
Your DVD’s can be picked up at the video production truck behind the grandstand next to Slider’s Gastro Pub. Additional videos can also be ordered there.
How do I obtain or renew my CHRB license?
The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has a licensing office at Santa Rosa adjacent to the Jock’s Room and next to the Paddock area. Licensing hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on race days and their number is (707) 284-4475.
How do I contact the Paymaster of Purses?
The Paymaster can be reached by phone at (707) 545-4200, ext. 348 or email email@example.com
Take advantage of our affordable and convenient RV Park!
Ask about special Fair rates at Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa! You may also check out our list of local hotels within 5 miles of the Fairgrounds.
Visit Santa Rosa maintains a list of other area hotels and motels.