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Cal Expo Horse Racing

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Acquired taste

The racetrack isn't for everyone, but if you like to wager, it is worth a visit. Entrance and... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2019
Gerard M
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Los Angeles, California
Horse Racing @ Cal Expo

Fun to try...AT LEAST ONCE... but It can get expensive... everything costs...parking, stadium... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
rhogage
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Sacramento, California
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Mar 8, 2019
“Acquired taste”
Oct 3, 2018
“Horse Racing @ Cal Expo”
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

The racetrack isn't for everyone, but if you like to wager, it is worth a visit. Entrance and parking were free for the Saturday night harness racing. The place has a suitable seedy feel to it, and it is not a family destination for sure....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Gerard M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Fun to try...AT LEAST ONCE... but It can get expensive... everything costs...parking, stadium entry, a program of who's running... Not a lot of food to choose from... if you sit in the "cheap" area... it's rather uncomfortable and can get pretty dirty and trashy by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

I Don't know how they can keep this place open! Was there on a Sat. night and if there were 40 people there that would be pushing it! Tote machines screwed me twice! Thy really didn't care! I wanted to see harness racing, but this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Secondcrk
Reviewed December 22, 2017

This track isn't one of the best in California as kinda mediocre horses run either harness racing or Thoroughbreds. Best time to go is when the State Fair is going on and some decent horses come through. Other than that and really always, if you're...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Steve R
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Great experience, races are on time and mostly well kept grounds. People throw their ticket stubs on the ground a lot

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank limoguy123
Reviewed April 14, 2017

We usually go on opening day and have breakfast and lunch at the Turf Club with a good view of the track.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Evita_1957
Reviewed December 7, 2016

A great way to start your venture to the state fair....lunch, a little gaming, winning and then venture to see the animals, art work, and take in the evening concert. We rarely attend the horse racing outside of the fair, becuase it is harness racing...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank BonnieAlli
Reviewed November 22, 2016

I had no idea that this place existed until I went to the Cal Expo for a winter event. When I saw it I was shocked. The place is nice. It's a very large and professional horse track.. Just like the others you see on...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank PNCEngineering
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Check out the horse races at cal expo. Live harness races or mixed breed during the fair including thoroughbreds. They have pretty much daily Otb betting. It's a fun time out!!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank kimj850
Reviewed March 4, 2016

Sacramento's version of horse racing...harness racing is not a horse race...jockeys holding on in their little buggy - it always looks like the are holding the horse back so he wont win...but it is what it is...harness racing at Cal Expo...keep your expectations in check...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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