San Diego County Fair

Surfside Race Place

horse racingSurfside Race Place, located on the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds, is California’s largest and most luxurious off-track wagering facility. Watch and wager on horse racing Wednesday through Sundays at Surfside Race Place, and Thursday through Sunday at the Paddock Tavern. During the San Diego County Fair, admission to Surfside is free with Fair admission. Just show your Fair hand stamp at the facility for admission.

The famed Belmont Stakes race, the final leg of the Triple Crown, usually falls on the first or second Saturday of the Fair, which makes it a great day to visit!

Surfside features more than 1,000 TVs, dining, lunch specials, a Las Vegas-style race book, a Sports Lounge, and more.

Visit the Surfside website,, where you'll find the current track schedule, upcoming major stakes races, and information on special events and promotions, Diamond Club membership, and even how to bet!