Today's card had eight races in Sacramento; other races from around the country were also shown on big screens. You could spend your whole day at the races, while still inside the State Fair... for a moment it felt like we were back in England, living a Jilly Cooper novel, because there was even a guy in a red coat blowing a horn to announce the preparation for each race.
|Don't You Want Me, winning race 8|
The jockeys, perched so high on the backs of their steeds, like birds ready to take flight. And then the horses are at the gate... and they're off!!!
|Out of the gate: horse racing at California State Fair|
|Heading to the home stretch|
More photos in the California State Fair photo gallery, and more to come!
|Racehorses and buddies|