Six days of live horse racing will continue today at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton Fall Meet at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
The dates were previously those of the San Joaquin County Fair, but the Board of Directors for that Fair decided not run their meet. At that point, the Alameda County Fair applied for and was awarded the dates.
The dates for the meet are today and again next weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
With no Fair taking place there has been a load of social activities planned for the six dates.
One new area to the grandstands during this meet is the Fan Cave taking place on the upper grandstand concourse. There will be a lounge-type set up with televisions showing different NCAA and NFL games, as well as well as the Ryder Cup.
Sunday will be the first of two Family Fun Days, featuring jump houses, a game truck and a Hippity Hop race. Also taking place that day will be Festival Latino, featuring music and clowns. A Corona Beer special of two for $7 will be offered throughout the day.
On Friday, Sept. 30, racing fans will be treated to the return of the $2 Beer Day, with Saturday, Oct. 1 featuring the Craftoberfest Craft Beer Festival. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the event. Tickets include a commemorative glass, racing program and tip sheet.
A $50,000 Oak Tree Juvenile will be run next Saturday, Oct. 1.
Sunday, Oct. 2 will be the final day of the meet and will welcome back Family Fun Day.
Post times for the meets are 1:15 p.m. today and again next Saturday and Sunday, and at 2:15 p.m. next Friday.
The Daily Handicapping Seminar will be back as well, taking place at 12:30 p.m. on the Friday cards and 11:30 a.m. for Saturday and Sunday racing.
Track announcer Chris Griffin and your Pleasanton Weekly writer and Pleasanton handicapper/publicist Dennis Miller will once again co-host the event.
For more information go to www.alamedacountyfair.com/