The John F. “Jack” DeMeo
Day at the Races!

An Event Commemorating the 96th Anniversary of the Sonoma County Bar Association With a Lunch and Auction Supporting SCBA’s Archive Committee

Cost of Admission Includes:

  • Complimentary Admission to the Fair (All Day)*
  • Lunch in the VIP Tent Near the Wine Country Racing Grandstands (includes Sonoma County Wine)
  • Reserved Seating in the Grandstands to Enjoy the Horse Racing
  • General Parking
  • No Host “Spirits” Bar

*Admission Tickets are required to enter the Fairgrounds. SCBA will mail them to the address you provide on your registration form.

Guest VIP Speakers
Judy DeMeo, who will share a few words about her husband, Jack DeMeo, and how he got his start with Horse Racing at the Sonoma County Fair.
Michael Patricks, who sets the “Morning Line” each day at the races and will give his “pick of the day”
Pete Estabrook, who will present a 3-minute history of the bugler

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017

Time: 12:30 pm check in; 1:00 pm Lunch & Auction, Followed by Racing

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Admission Tickets are required to enter the Fairgrounds. SCBA will mail them to the address you provide on your registration form. Tickets to this event CANNOT be purchased at the Fairgrounds gate.

Fee for Admission: $75 Per Person, Spouses and Significant Others encouraged to Attend

Online Registration is not available for this event.
Click Here to Download the Registration Flyer.

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Items for Auction
Custom Framed Artwork: “The New Will” (Everything to my Wife absolutely)
by Walter Dendy Sadler, and etched by James Dobie

A circa 1896 hand tinted etching titled The New Will: Everything to my Wife Absolutely engraved by James Dobie after the painting by Walter Dendy Sadler (1854 – 1923). The hand tinted etching depicts a young married couple seated at a desk in a lawyer’s office, finalizing the husband’s will. The lawyer holds a quill to his mouth in contemplation and every inch of his office is tucked with wills. The print is titled and marked by both the etcher and original painter along the bottom and labelled “Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd. London Paris & New York Publishers to their Majesties the King & Queen Copright Printed in England”. Above the print is labelled “Entered According to Act of Congress in the years 1896 in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, New York The British Art Publishers Union Limited 15 East Seventeenth Street”. The print is set in a single mat with black trim and presented in an antiqued brushed gold wood and glass plated frame.

Donated by Judy DeMeo; Approximate Value: $300


Box Seats to the Races

You and up to five guests are invited to enjoy the races from the DeMeo Family’s box seats on the finish line. Offer good for any day later in the racing season to be determined by you, other than the same day as the Day at the Races event.

Donated by Judy DeMeo; Approximate Value: $500


Case of DeMeo Pinot Noir

Donated by Judy DeMeo; Approximate Retail Value: $360


Case of Taft Street Sauvignon Blanc

Donated by Judy DeMeo; Approximate Retail Value: $240


Fishing Excursion for Two

Enjoy a day cruising off the Sonoma Coast, chasing whatever fish are biting aboard Jim DeMartini’s 21-foot cruiser, Bonita. On your way out of Bodega Bay you’ll enjoy a breakfast, beverage, and pastries, then head north, or south, depending on what species you intend to target. If salmon are around you can give them a shot. If the salmon are not cooperating your party can find some local reefs and target rock fish and ling cod. Jim will provide all the tackle, bait, beverages (your choice) and lunch. All you need is a one day fishing license and some warm clothes. Along the way you might see porpoise and/or whales and you will definitely see the spectacular Sonoma County Coast from the unique off-shore perspective.

Donated by Jim DeMartini; Law Office of James F. DeMartini; Approximate Value: $300


Round of Golf at Sonoma Golf Club

Play a round of golf for four at one of the most beautiful golf courses in northern California! Set on 177 acres of rolling terrain highlighted by massive oaks, lakes and sweeping vistas of the Mayacamas Mountains and neighboring vineyards. You’re sure to appreciate how the balance and blend of long and short holes creates a perfect rhythm as you move through the round.

Donated by Tad Shapiro; Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro & Moran; Fair Market Value: $700


Photograph in the Winner’s Circle

Have your photo taken with a group of your choice in the Winner’s Circle with the winning horse of SCBA’s named race on Friday, August 4!

Donated by the Sonoma County Bar Association; Approximate Value: $500

Custom-Designed Lady Justice Statue with Marble Base Sourced from the Former Sonoma County Courthouse, 1911-1966

Own a piece of marble from the 1911-1966 Sonoma County Courthouse! This distinctive Lady Justice statue, set atop a slab of marble with a gold plate proclaiming this marble to be from the 1911-1966 Sonoma County Courthouse, is the perfect center piece for any office desk or credenza.

Donated by John Schubert and Joan Guillaumin; Approximate Value $500


Magnum of Wine: 2010 Silent Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Harvested October 21st, aged for nearly two years on new French oak. Bell pepper nose followed by stone fruit in the mouth. Great with any red sauce or BBQ.

Donated by Joan Guillaumin; Retail Value: $125


$250 Gift Certificate to Cattlemans Steakhouse

Donated By John Geary; Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.

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