Live pari-mutuel horse racing back at Gillespie Downs

Horses will be back on the track at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10, for the Gillespie County Race Meet.

Gates open at 11 a.m. and post time is 1 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children six to 15 years of age and free for children five and under.

Reserved seats are $10 and box seats are $15.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.gillespiefair.com. Click on “tickets” for a secure online transaction.

Sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, the two-day Gillespie County Race Meet will again see quarter horses and thoroughbreds running at the local five-eighths mile oval.

Also taking place over the weekend at the fair grounds  will be three livestock shows in the Show Barn.

Highlighting the live racing program on Saturday will be the 350-yard GCFA Maiden Futurity. Qualifiers were determined during the Night In Old Fredericksburg Race Meet.

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