Pleasanton, Calif. (April 22, 2016)-For the first time, Alameda County Fairgrounds will host a two-week Fall Race Meet in addition to its full horseracing schedule held during the annual Fair.
According to Fairgrounds CEO, Jerome Hoban, the addition is great news for the area’s many horse racing fans. “We are excited for this great opportunity to host a Race Meet in the fall. Pleasanton has a long, rich history as a horseracing community and this well-established Meet is a welcome and fitting addition to our schedule. We expect fans will look forward to more racing days after the Fair ends this year.”
The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) voted to transfer San Joaquin County Fair’s annual Race Meet to Alameda County Fairgrounds.
Oak Tree at Pleasanton Racing welcomed the opportunity to host the six additional days of racing to its 2016 schedule.
The plans include adding extra events and attractions during the new race days such as beer festival, wine tasting, Sunday brunch and more. Summer Box Seats holders will be offered first opportunity to purchase seats for the fall dates.
The Race Meet runs September 23-25 & September 30-October 2. Admission is free.
Planning for the new Race Meet is currently underway, visit alamedacountyfair.com for updates.
The Alameda County Fair is operated by the Fair Association, a non-profit organization, without any tax funding from the government. It is ranked one of the Top 50 North American Fairs. The Fairgrounds is home to the Oldest One-Mile Race Track in America, dating back to 1858.