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Oak Tree At Pleasanton Meet Kicks Off June 16

The Oak Tree Racing Association is teaming with the Alameda County Fair and the California Authority of Racing Fairs for the third straight season of summer racing commencing June 16 in Pleasanton. The “Oak Tree at Pleasanton” meet, with more than $1.7 million in purses overall, runs Thursday through Sunday over three weeks, June 16-19, […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Meets Oak Tree’s $100,000 Challenge Gift

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who passed away at the age of 93 on Nov. 29, 2014. As a racetrack veterinarian, farm manager, breeder/owner, and racing association president, Dr. Robbins […]

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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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Oak Tree, Pleasanton Join Forces

The Oak Tree Racing Association and the Pleasanton race meeting are joining forces to boost interest in Northern California racing. Through sponsorships to the Pleasanton stakes schedule and an increase in marketing, Oak Tree will add more excitement to the Pleasanton meet, which traditionally kicks off the summer Northern California racing circuit. Pleasanton has been […]

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CHRB Approves License for Oak Tree to Run at Pleasanton

The California Horse Racing Board today approved a license application submitted by Oak Tree Racing Association and Alameda County Fair to conduct three weeks of racing at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, beginning on June 19th and running through July 6, 2014.  CHRB approval represents the latest step forward in a year-long effort by Oak […]

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Oak Tree Racing Association Stays Involved in Racing

The Oak Tree Racing Association, which for 42 years between 1969 and 2010 ran a fall race meeting that annually was one of the high points of Southern California racing, has not seen its flag fly for racing purposes for the past two seasons. But the not-for-profit corporation that channeled its profits into research, development […]

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Fall racing will resume at Santa Anita

Santa Anita will once again offer live racing during the autumn months after taking a one-year hiatus.  The traditional Oak Tree meet was hosted by Hollywood Park last year while Santa Anita installed its new dirt surface.  Six Breeders’ Cup Challenge races will be part of the schedule.

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Hovdey: The end of Oak Tree

Daily Racing Form writer Jay Hovdey chronicles the latest battle in California, which resulted in the end of the Oak Tree racing meet after 42 years: “Of course, there is something to be said for throwing all the squabbling tomcats in a barrel and rolling it down a hill, but that’s probably not an option […]

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Finley: 21 reasons I won’t miss 2010

Bill Finley will not miss 2010 as he states in his most recent column and lists 21 reasons why. From the controversy around Michael Gill, to the Louisiana HBPA’s rigged elections,  to Frank Stronach’s treatment of Oak Tree, Finley makes the case that it’s hard to feel good about the year that passed. But Finley […]

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Briecat Goes Gate to Wire to Win Las Palmas Handicap at Hollywood

By Scott Jagow At 13-1, Briecat led all way to capture the Grade 2, $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap on closing day of the Oak Tree at Hollywood Park meet. With Patrick Valenzuela riding, Briecat was game down the stretch, holding off two late challengers to win the one mile race by a neck.  The winning time was 1:34.77. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); […]

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