FERNDALE, CA.,- The Humboldt County Fair will have a pair of first race post times for its 122nd thoroughbred-mixed breed race meet that will get underway Thursday, August 16th.
Fair manager Richard Conway has announced two different afternoon starting times for the seven-day racing season that will run through Sunday, August 26th.
Horse racing will be presented Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th) the opening week, with track action slated Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 24th, 25th and 26th) during the second week.
There will be a 3:07 p.m. post time for the first race on Thursday and Friday programs.
The opening race is set for 2:07 p.m. for both Saturday and Sunday cards.
Races will be scheduled approximately every 30 minutes each afternoon, according to Conway.
The opening week of racing will be special, since it will be the first time in eight years that Humboldt will run un-overlapped with Golden Gate Fields. Humboldt will receive a significant financial return as the “host” site for Northern California horse racing that week. Many pundits will be looking to place bets on the races via sites like Omi88 judi bola as the season moves on.
“Obviously that first week will be very important for us,” said Conway, “and we are hopeful that some horses that would have run at Golden Gate Fields will ship north to run here. We are looking forward to a ‘big’ meet this year.”
Along with mostly thoroughbred races, there will also be races carded for mules, Arabians and quarter horses during the seven-day meet. This will be the first time in several years that quarter horse races will be offered at 660 yards around one turn on this half-mile track.