Watch as horse and rider face off against competing teams and the clock for a total purse of $2,500 and the winner a custom trophy buckle made by Superior Trophies & Buckles. Races to held at Hamilton Fair Park. An open seat will be hard to find so get there early!


Books open at 12:00 pm with the flag dropping at 1:00 PM with dirt and horses flying down the track. HCHD will begin accepting entries on June 1, 2020. Entries on the day of the race will cost $50 each, if there are any open slots. We will only take 50 horses. Please limit 2 horses per contestant as this will help us expedite the races for the Headliner Concert that evening.  


1. Can I park my vehicle inside the gate? There will be no vehicle parking inside of the gate. This area will be reserved for those purchasing a trailer and or tailgate spot only.

2. How to reserve a trailer spot for the Matched Horse Races? Contact Justin Caraway at (325) 280-3963. Trailer spots sell for $150, truck/tailgate spots for $50 and general admission with be $5/person with children 10 years and under for free. 

3. For any and all questions regarding Matched Horse Race participants please contact Justin Caraway at (325) 280-3963. 

4. If I’m racing, will I need to bring papers for my horse? All competing horses must have a current Negative Coggins and Health Certificate to enter the grounds.  

5. Horse and rider are accompanied by a pony horse from the finish line area to the start line, where once the Flag Man drops the flag, the rider must pivot their horse around and race to the opposite end of the track to cross the finish line. 

6. The top 10 times will go the final round of races. The fastest time in the final round will decide the winner. 


7. What time should I arrive to get a good seat? Arrive early! The Matched Horse Races is a popular event so stake out your place at least 45 minutes prior.


8. How do I sign up to race? Forms are attached in a PDF Form. 

Contact Justin Caraway at (325) 280-3963 or email a request to  

The winner will receive a buckle made by Superior Trophies & Buckles. $2,500 prize money divided out to the following winners:

1st - $1,000

2nd - $750

3rd - $500

4th - $250

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Matched Horse Race

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Parental Permission

UPDATED 7/6/20

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