Cal Expo – California State Fairgrounds Racetrack

California State Fairgrounds Racetrack is a horse-racing track in Sacramento, California, United States. It opened in 1906, at Exposition Blvd.

History of California State Fairgrounds Racetrack

1854 – The History of the California State Fairgrounds Racetrack dates back to 1854. Cal Expo premiered when the state sought to promote its farming and industry.

1859 – The Fair moved from city to city, beginning in San Francisco and eventually settling in Sacramento in 1859 – where it remains until today.

1906 – The two dirt oval racing tracks were established in 1906 for horse racing on the site of the California Exposition.

1907 to 1970 – The racetrack was active for auto racing in 1907, 1912, and 1946 until 1970.

1916 – The California State Fairgrounds were used as a mobilization camp during the 1916 Mexican Border Crisis and World War I.

1968 – The Exposition was moved to a new site north of Downtown Sacramento, while the old fairgrounds were closed and sold for development in 1970.

2010 – To attract visitors and take advantage of the annual peak summer vacation and travel periods, starting in 2010, the Fair changed its regular mid-August dates to reschedule in mid-July.

Track Details

Main Track

Other Facilities

Expo Center

The Pavilion

The Cove

Miller Lite Grandstand

The Clubhouse

Turf Club

Buildings A & B

Building C

Building D

Show Arena

Multipurpose Stadium

Race Schedule and Major Events & Races

California State Fairgrounds Race Schedule

🐴 Live Racing Schedule

Major Races

Location and Access to the Racecourse

Entering the Grounds



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