Pleasanton

Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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Catalog For CTBA Northern California Yearling And Racing Age Sale Now Online

The catalog for the 2019 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern California Yearling And Racing Age Sale is now online, featuring 184 entries. The auction will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., beginning at noon, Pacific. A $500 travel allowance with a minimum purchase of $3,500 will be offered […]

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CHRB: Medication, Training Restrictions Expanded To Other California Tracks

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, May 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the […]

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Ministers Wild Cat Colt Tops CTBA Northern California Sale

A colt by Ministers Wild Cat brought a sale-topping $45,000 at Tuesday’s Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif. The high-bid yearling is out of the multiple stakes-winning Bold Badgett mare Bold Roberta and is a full brother to stakes winner Bella Luma. The colt […]

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Pleasanton: Record Heat Forces Track To Cancel Opening Day Card

The Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet which was set to start Thursday has been canceled due to the record temperatures that have hit the area. An excessive heat warning was issued for both Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures were projected to reach 106 and 108 degrees. Temperatures are predicted to hit 100 degrees again Friday before dropping […]

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CHRB Meeting: Combined Fair Race Meeting Approved, Santa Anita Handle Down

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper and Araceli Ruano also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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CHRB Meeting: Northern California Race Dates Approved

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, November 17, at the Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper and George Krikorian also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. […]

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Stabling Issues, Quarter Horse Drug Testing Rules Among Topics Of Latest CHRB Meeting

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, July 14, at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, George Krikorian and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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CHRB Approves Meeting Licenses, Update To Claim Void Rule

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form, the California Horse Racing Board voted to approve winter/spring meeting licenses for Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields after reaching a new agreement regarding stabling in the state. Stabling in Northern California may be shifted to Golden Gate Fields beginning in October, along with a closure of […]

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Pleasanton Gears Up for First Ever Oak Tree Meet

Racing in Northern California will begin a new era this week when the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet kicks off June 19 at the Alameda County Fair. The Oak Tree Racing Association, a not-for-profit group that has provided millions of dollars of support to the industry, has been searching for a new location to host […]

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