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2024 County Fair and Horse Races

August 16 - August 18

2024 County Fair and Horse Races

The White Pine County Fair and Horse Races returns to the White Pine County fairgrounds on August 16-18, with all the fun of a county fair and all the excitement of horse racing.

**POST TIME FOR HORSE RACING**
Friday @ 3:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 P.M.

In addition to pari-mutuel betting, activities include, 3 days of live music, BBQ, crafts, vendors, 4H exhibits, livestock auctions, and more. Grab the entire family and Visit Ely Nevada for 3 days of fun at the oldest horse racing event in Nevada.

A safe bet for a fabulously exciting time is the White Pine Horse Races in Ely, NV.  This iconic event has been taking place since the 1920s and draws thousands of people from all over the country.  Featuring exciting, live action racing of thoroughbreds and quarter horses; complete with pari-mutuel betting, bar, concessions and the County Fair. Post time 3 pm Fri., Aug. 16; and 1 pm Sat. & Sun., Aug. 17-18. Free admission on Friday. On Sat. & Sun. $5. See you at the Races! Located halfway between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.

Originally organized in 1934, the races were formed by local ranchers and business people in an effort to overcome the depression blues. Some of the people involved in the formation of the races were Bill Goodman, Frank Calloway and Stan Draper. This group ran the races until 1937 when the county helped by forming a Fair Board. The first chairman of the board was Tom Bath, a local business owner. A year later, they would build a new race track and grandstand which is still in use.

The White Pine County Fair returns to the WPC fairground on August 19-21, with all the fun of a county fair. Activities include, 3 days of live music, BBQ, crafts, vendors, 4H exhibits, livestock auctions, and more. Grab the entire family and Visit Ely Nevada for 3 days of fun at the oldest horse racing event in Nevada.

Pari-mutuel betting is the most common form of horse racing betting. The term actually originated in France, and literally translates “to wager amongst ourselves”. Unlike most other forms of betting, the odds are not fixed. Rather than placing a bet against the race track, like one would with a bookie, horse racing bettors are wagering against each other. For this reason, the payouts on a single wager could range anywhere from less than the actual amount wagered, to astronomical amounts.

Come down to the fairgrounds early on Friday and check out all the excitement of the Ranch Rodeo.  Contestants compete in events like bronc riding, barrel racing, roping, and even mutton busting for the kids.

Located at the White Pine County Fair Grounds on Fairview Lane next to the Marich Softball Complex.

See their website for a list of events and prices.

Details

Start:
August 16
End:
August 18
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Venue

White Pine County Fairgrounds
78 N Mcgill HWY
Ely, 89301 United States
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