San Joaquin County residents aren't used to being able to see horse racing in September, but they will be able to for the first time this year.
The horses will race for nine days beginning Wednesday at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds on Charter Way, also known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Fairgrounds CEO Forrest White said he is busy trying to promote next week's races since the community is used to races being held in conjunction with the San Joaquin Fair in June. They've been racing in June for 20 years. Before that, they've raced 100 years in August, when the fair was held before moving to the June schedule.