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Horse racing comes to Stockton next week

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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008 10:00 pm

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.

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  • posted at 4:01 pm on Mon, Sep 1, 2008.


    oops typo ! Supposed to read /I'm beginning to

  • posted at 3:59 pm on Mon, Sep 1, 2008.


    dogs4you You should go out to the races and check it out! The track has to meet all kinds of certain rules and is specially groomed and taken care of for the races.In beginning to see your true colors by your posts also. You'd better stick to your veggies.

  • posted at 3:55 pm on Mon, Sep 1, 2008.


    T&C As far as eating at the local choke and puke, and what they serve, I`ll leave that up to you since you seem to know what goes into that "thing" your eating. If it`s meals on wheels, I don`t bother. Might be a road kill in that taco your eating.

  • posted at 2:08 am on Mon, Sep 1, 2008.


    Dogs4, do you think you're eating real chicken, beef or pork in those 25 cent tacos and burritos at your local roach coach? Why do you really think their food is so cheap? LOL

  • posted at 7:57 am on Sun, Aug 31, 2008.


    Pithy Opiner: your a jerk and missed my entire point. It`s against the law to sell horses for human comsumtion. As far as dogs are concerned, I have been to dog races and it should be stopped. Let people that want to bet, bet on each other in that stupid new sport of cage fighting. A dog or horse doesn`t know any better, and from what I have seen those morans in and out of the cage are in the same catagory, they bet allot the money on the one with the most blood, as it seems he will win. To kick a man when he`s down, and you call that a sport. The world has taken a giant step backwards.

  • posted at 7:45 pm on Sat, Aug 30, 2008.


    Well, would you rather they raced dogs like they do in Florida?? If a horse looses it's life in a race, at least you can eat the horse. With a dog you have to discard the carcass. I'll stick to horses. Wish they would let us bet on them from home, tho. Using an off-track bettin acount is cool. Just like in NYC

  • posted at 11:14 am on Sat, Aug 30, 2008.


    With horse racing coming to Stockton, I can only hope the track is in the best shape possable. While horse racing might be the sport of kings, it`s a heart breaker to see a horse`s go down like 8 belles and Barbaro, loosing their lives to please people and allot of money. Run safely o might steed



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