Golden Gate Fields – Thursday, October 18

17 Oct

Golden Gate Fields

Thursday, October 18

  1. Springtime Dance…Looks one to beat

I Will Rule…Been close last three

Becomes a Queen…May be a good spot


  1. Klosters…Should be the best here

Another Redhead…Running some good ones

Victoria’sprospect…Another solid runner


  1. Smokinhotredhead…Improved second start

Fiesty Coach…Should contend here

Driveroff Thedeck…Should close strong


  1. Tangled Up in Ju…Could get up late

Exciting Dixie…Keep in the mix

Power of Nine…Still has a shot


  1. Sinawava…Solid effort last start

Heart of Mine…Been there both starts

Whiff of Intrigue…Has to be better here


  1. Swing Thoughts…Best past class

Drip Drop…One to watch

Whoop It Up…Two good runs


  1. My Audubon…Has to be a threat

International Diva…Looks solid here

Cash Cannon…Should factor in







13 Oct


P&P PICK 4 PAYS $133.33 FOR $0.00

A carryover and $400 pot awaited the Pleasanton OTB faithful last Sunday, and those with the moxie to select four favorites were handsomely rewarded to the tune of $133.33 each. Now known as the three Chalk-a-teers – Phil Cardinale, Kevin Gagnon and Jim Perry – aren’t likely make apologies for their straight and narrow approach to what has been a pretty tough nut to crack. Testimony to that fact is there have been just five winners over the first five weeks of the Pigskin and Ponies Pick 4.

To further illustrate the value of P&P Pick 4, $133.33 was the payoff for selecting the following horses and teams last week:

  • Midnight Special, paying $6.80 in the 8th at Fresno Fair
  • Fahan Mura, paying $7.60 in the 1010h at Santa Anita
  • Houston Texans at home over the Dallas Cowboys
  • New Orleans Saints at home over the Washington Redskins

While we can’t guarantee this approach will work every week, it shows that so many people are willing to take shots in an effort to take down the entire pool that you can catch a pretty good payoff just playing favorites. Another chance awaits this Sunday with a virtual free space in the 49ers taking on the Packers at Lambeau field Monday night.

This Sunday’s races and games:

Santa Anita                              Race 9             $62,500 Alw. Opt. Claiming               4:45 p.m.

Fresno Fair                              Race 9             $50,000 Bull Dog Handicap               5:00 p.m.

Sunday Night Football                                     Chiefs at Patriots                                 5:20 p.m.

Monday Night Football                                   49ers at Packers                                  5:15 p.m.

Entry deadline is 4:30 p.m.

Breeders’ Cup Pick’em Contest!!

8 Oct


November 2-3

  • No cost to enter. Only one entry per person, must show ID when entering. Entry forms are due by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 1 and must be turned in at the Pleasanton OTB. Winners to be announced on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Winners will be listed at the Pleasanton OTB, Pleasanton Racing Facebook page and the blog on
  • Pick the winner of each race and get points if they come in first, second or third!
  • 10 points for a win, 5 points for second and 1 point for third. Most points overall wins.
  • Tie-breaker: List the final race time for the Classic! The closest time, without going over the final race time, will win the tie.
  • Two-day contest. Friday 11/3: Juvenile Turf, Dirt Mile, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Distaff; Saturday 11/4: Juvenile Fillies, Filly and Mare Turf, Sprint, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Turf, Filly and Mare Sprint, Mile, Classic.
  • The following people are ineligible to participate: employees of the Alameda County Fair, employees of Spectra, Local 280 Mutuel working employees, CMC, CHRIMS, CARF, AMTOTE INTERNATIONAL, NCOTWINC/SCOTWINC employees and employees of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
  • Prizes: Vouchers as follows: 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50,  and 4th-$25.
  • If there is a late scratch, the contestant will receive the post time favorite as their selection.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • In case of a tie: On the Entry Form, guess the time of the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  The person guessing the correct time, or closest without going over, will be declared the winner.
  • All decisions by management are final.







Contact information:

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Juvenile Turf Sprint: ____________________________________________________

Juvenile Fillies Turf: ____________________________________________________

Juvenile Fillies: ________________________________________________________

Juvenile Turf: _________________________________________________________

Juvenile: _____________________________________________________________



Filly and Mare Sprint: ____________________________________________________

Turf Sprint: ____________________________________________________________

Dirt Mile: ______________________________________________________________

Filly and Mare Turf: ______________________________________________________

Sprint: _________________________________________________________________

Mile: ___________________________________________________________________

Distaff: _________________________________________________________________

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Classic: _________________________________________________________________

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6 Oct



Nobody was able to pick the correct sequence in the Pigskin and Ponies Pick 4 last Sunday, which means the pot will now be doubled to $400 this week. Incredibly, one patron was alive after picking 6/1 shot Flip the Coin Jan in the 9th at Santa Anita and 7/1 shot Sparkle Shine in the 10th at Golden Gate. A $2 win parlay on those two alone would have returned $121.20, but Chenee Saunders would have to sweat out a pair of NFL games to get our $200 prize.

Staying true to form with underdogs, she backed the Ravens to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh, but ran out of luck when the home dog Broncos became the latest victim of Patrick “Magic” Mahomes, who led two 4th quarter touchdown drives to put the Chiefs ahead 27-23 in the waning minutes. Ms. Saunders’ fate was finally sealed when Denver quarterback Case Keenum sailed a would-be game winning pass over the head of a wide-open receiver to ensure this week’s carryover.

Her loss could be anyone’s gain this week, so don’t miss your FREE shot at winning up to $400 this Sunday at Pleasanton OTB.

This Sunday’s races and games:

Fresno Fair                              Race 8             $26,000 Maiden Special Wt.               5:00 p.m.

Santa Anita                              Race 10           $70,000 Swingtime Stakes                   5:15 p.m.

Sunday Night Football                                     Cowboys at Texans                             5:20 p.m.

Monday Night Football                                   Redskins at Saints                                5:15 p.m.

Entry deadline is 4:45 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields -Sunday, September 30

30 Sep

Golden Gate Fields

Sunday, September 30

  1. Her Again…Favored last three

Maz Kanata…Looks a good fit

Pulpit Hanna…Should be better here


  1. Synnin…Always a tough one

Bunker Buster…Solid run last start

Jens de Ville…May get a piece


  1. Twinery…Been a machine lately

Annie’s Candy…Always a threat

G.G. Ryder…Former stakes runner


  1. Brookes All Mine…Just won at Del Mar

Pattin for a Dance…Won two straight

Power of Nine…Has to factor in


  1. Independent Indy…Two solid efforts

Lucky General…Taking a huge drop

R U Serious…Not worst last effort


  1. I Love Romance…The one to beat

I’m Not Fancy…Strong run last start

Night of Idiots…Should be pace factor


  1. King Atahualpa…Solid debut run

Beer Slinger…Barn liked last start

Tribal War Chant…Will be better here


  1. Crownethorp…Nine of 11 on board

I’m an Eight…Hit board nine straight

Shot of a Lifetime…Solid over course


  1. Junior G Man…Good, solid runner

Tiz Titus…Has won three straight

Squidward…Need on ticket


  • Private Terrace…Right spot, level

Warrens Lil Margie…Respect connections

Euphemistic…Worth a look


  • Sizzling Eddie…Barn puts in right spot

Invertigo…Should fit well

Mimis Big Boy…Capable of getting a slice

Golden Gate Fields – Saturday, September 29

29 Sep

Golden Gate Fields

Saturday, September 29

  1. Smokinhotredhead…Solid debut effort

Driverpffthedeck…Just missed at a price

Lucille…Still searching


  1. Neon Gypsy…Popular claimer down south

Annisquam…Nothing but solid

Crown Kitten…Has to be in the mix


  1. Lacey’s Rainbow…Ran well down south

Exactamente…Just a fighter

Going for Bling…Will battle for the win


  1. Hi Ho Seeker…Can’t complain about debut

Katie’s Cowboy…Softest spot yet

Kona Breeze…Been running close


  1. Ted Oliver…Figures tough in here

Simply Charming…Could be one to catch

Manitou…Will have speed to run at


  1. Anythingscookin…Will be a factor

Shackleford Banks…Barn sharp off the claim

Bay Area…Probably want on ticket


  1. Defiantly…Crushed field last start

Dano’s Dream…Back on best surface

Kenzou’s Rhythm…Will move late


  1. Moon Rocket…Big debut effort

Aquina’s Advice…Highest purchase price

Brahms Command…Held on for a piece in debut


  1. Bolt Up…The one to beat

Brite Echo…Will be a factor

Victoriously Jewel…Big run last start


  • Miss Shirley C…Want on your ticket

Pure Perfection…Just keeps winning

Star Dreamin…Big threat in here




28 Sep


Roberto Villanueva Scoops the Pot!

A carryover and $400 pot drew a record 95 entries in the Pigskin and Ponies Pick 4 contest at Pleasanton OTB Sunday. After the first two legs from Golden Gate and Los Alamitos were captured by the starting favorite, 19 players had cleared the most challenging of the four hurdles.

Staying true to form, however, the elusive P&P Pick 4 sprung one upset that nobody but one player saw coming in the Detroit Lions 26-10 drubbing of the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots.

After making Blake Bortles look like Steve Young in a 31-20 loss two weeks ago, the Patriots defense worked its magic again, this time turning Matt Stafford into Matt Montana. That left just Roberto Villanueva with a potential winning ticket, if only the slightly favored Steel Curtain from Pittsburgh could come down on Fitz-magic and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And fall it did, with Pittsburgh’s 30-27 victory delivering the Bucs’ booty straight to Roberto’s wallet.

The carryover loot might be gone, but a new week brings with it high hopes, Santa Anita and another free shot at $200 for all paying patrons this Sunday at Pleasanton OTB.

This Sunday’s races and games:

Santa Anita                              Race 9             $40,000 Claiming (Turf)                     4:46 p.m.

Golden Gate                            Race 10           $6,250 Claiming (Turf)                       5:53 p.m.

Sunday Night Football                                     Ravens at Steelers                                5:20 p.m.

Monday Night Football                                   Chiefs at Broncos                                5:15 p.m.

Entry deadline is 4:30 p.m.