Six days of horse racing action in Ferndale kicks off on Friday afternoon, with a massive jackpot potentially up for grabs.
The 126th annual Humboldt County Fair opened on Thursday and will feature Friday, Saturday and Sunday horse racing programs on back-to-back weekends.
Opening day gets under way at 3:15 p.m. and one lucky fans could walk with a $192,278 Pick-Six jackpot.
And that’s good news for local horse racing fans, one of whom could walk away with $200K on opening day if they can nail all six winners in the “Gold Rush” jackpot wager.
A strong stable of trainers and horses from the Bay Area and Oregon is expected, as well as a solid roster of jockeys.
The six days of racing will feature almost exclusive thoroughbred action, sprinkled with a few quarter horse events, with six thoroughbred races slated for the opening day.
Despite smaller field sizes at Ferndale, the Humboldt County Fair has yielded huge payouts in recent years.
In 2019, one lucky fan received a $292,300 payout, and in 2021 one lucky fan walked away with $206,883.
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