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Horse Racing

2024 Alameda County Fair

Live Horse Racing Dates At The

Stella Artois


June 14 – July 7, 2024
Free with Fair Admission

Post Time: 1:45pm

2024 Stakes Races

Watch this summer’s stakes races for free with Fair Admission or upgrade to the Trackside Terrace, Sky Lounge or a Season Box Seat!  (Stakes are subject to change.)

June 15 – Mary Clare Schmitt Oaks |  $75,000

June 22 – She’s a Tiger Stakes | $50,000

June 29 – Oak Tree Sprint | $50,000

July 7 – Everett Nevin Stakes | $50,000

July 7 – The Pleasanton Mile | $150,000

Happening at the Track!

June 14 – Fireworks & Drone Spectacular and
T-Shirt Giveaway (while supplies last)

June 22 – Brew Fest

June 23 – Corgi Races

June 28 – Fireworks & Drone Spectacular

June 29 – Wine Fest

Daily – Trackside Terrace or Sky Lounge Dining

Daily – Racing Seminar at 12:30PM on Race Days

Daily – FMX at the Track 

Daily – Drone Show 9:30PM (Except July 4)

July 7 – T-Shirt Giveaway (while supplies last)

To learn all the ways to watch live racing while dining, visit Racing Reservations.

For information on Seasonal Box Seats, click here.

To advertise at the track on the Jumbotron screen or in the Racing Program – click here.

Play the Win, Place, Show contest (enter at the Grandstand near the Paddock Bar).

Party Planning!

Looking for a corporate outing during the 2024 Fair, contact us to learn more and book early.

Cash to wager Notice

While most of the Fair takes debit and credit cards, Mutuel Tellers take CASH only. There are ATMs conveniently located in the Stella Artois Grandstand.

*Subject to change


What Are Outriders?

At every track are outriders. These expert riders are tasked with supervising the day’s races and making sure that jockeys and horses all stay safe. They help to guide horses to the starting gate. On the rare occasion that a horse becomes loose, it is the outrider’s job to catch it and get it under control. Many of their steeds are retired thoroughbreds themselves.

The partnership between outrider and horse is crucial, as the outrider must trust in their mount while they attempt to grab a loose horse.

Outriders are on the track during morning workouts as well. They keep order in the chaos, pick up loose horses and help stop runaway horse with riders. They also help with crazy horses. Outriders have saved me on several occasions and play a crucial role in horse racing. ❤️ to the outriders!