The California State Fair is returning, and you can kick off the festivities with some free (with purchase of fair ticket), live horse racing Thursday through Sunday beginning July 13 at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand at Cal Expo. If you’re feeling fancy, there is an 11-day box seat season package available for purchase, and you can also purchase a sponsored race that you can name after a loved one or business. The sponsored race package includes one named race, the sponsored name in the official race program, a photo with the winning horse and jockey, and much more! If you are interested in sponsoring a race or purchasing season box seats, contact (916) 263-3048 or email The California State Fair is located at Cal Expo at 1600 Exposition Blvd. You can get more information by visiting, by calling (916) 263-FAIR or (877) CAL-EXPO or emailing Embrace the equestrian in you and come see a race!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #269 (July 2 – 18, 2018)**