Entries Taken for Oak Tree at Pleasanton Opener

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 16, 2014) – Entries have been taken for Oak Tree at Pleasanton’s Opening Day this Thursday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

To view the entries, click Equibase entries.

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 rebranded as Oak Tree at Pleasanton, complete with its new designation of OTP in past performances and charts. As such, the June 19-July 6 meeting will benefit from Oak Tree’s long experience and history of conducting some of the most successful race meetings in the country, including hosting five Breeders’ Cups.

Oak Tree is sponsoring Pleasanton’s stakes schedule with the addition of $150,000. That includes the creation of three new stakes—the $100,000 Oak Tree Handicap on June 21, $100,000 Oak Tree Distaff on June 28, and $75,000 Oak Tree Sprint on July 4. Oak Tree is also investing $120,000 in capital improvements for the track.

Oak Tree also brings its historic mission of helping horsemen and its community. It will donate $25,000 to charitable institutions in the local community.

Oak Tree at Pleasanton is planning several giveaways, beginning with T-shirts on opening day. Oak Tree at Pleasanton caps will be given away the first weekend, with the steins as the giveaway the following weekend. On the third Saturday of the meeting, fans will receive free binoculars.