Cal Expo Raceway

Cal Expo Raceway

The Cal Expo racetrack hosts harness racing meets almost year-round. The track opened to the public in 1971 and has a one-mile oval with a 990ft homestretch. The racetrack grandstand (The Miller Lite Grandstand) seats 22,000 and was the site of the 1983 Greater Sacramento Billy Graham Crusade.

The newly remodeled Cal Expo Sports & Wagering Center features a Sports Bar and Clubhouse where casual dining is available each harness racing night at the Winner's Circle Grille and Java Scooters.

Cal Expo Raceway History

The California Exposition and State Fair grounds in Sacramento, more popularly known as Cal Expo, hosts the state's only harness racing track. The entire fair grounds is about 356 acres and is located adjacent to the American River.

Cal Expo typically holds harness racing from January to July and from September/October until December. Harness racing at Cal Expo is operated by Capitol Racing. More than 900 horses compete at Cal Expo.

The California State Fair is held in August or September each year at Cal Expo; thoroughbred, quarter horse and Arabian horse racing is held on the grounds during the fair. The special Stakes events hosted as part of the State Fair include the Governor's Handicap, Earlene McCabe Derby, CA State Fair Open Mule Challenge, Straight From The Gate Futurity, The Jack Clifford, The Hazel Lucas Stakes.

Cal Expo Raceway Live Horse Racing Schedule

October - May

Horse Racing Schedule

Post Time at Cal Expo Raceway

5:30pm to 6:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

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Cal Expo Raceway Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Cal-Expo Race Track
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815


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