Pleasanton Fairgrounds Racetrack
The Pleasanton Fairgrounds Racetrack at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California is a one-mile (1.6 km / 8-f) race track for Thoroughbred, Quarter horse and Arabian racing. Constructed in 1858 by the sons of Spaniard Don Agustín Bernal, it is the third-oldest horse racing track of its kind in the United States. Only the Freehold Raceway in New Jersey (oldest) and Fair Grounds Race Course in Louisiana are older.
|Owned by||Alameda County|
In years past, during the winter months wealthy owners in the Eastern United States often shipped their horses to Pleasanton for training.
Notable races run annually at Pleasanton include:
- California Wine Stakes
- Livermore Valley Wine Stakes
- Alameda County Fillies & Mares
- Alamedan Handicap
- Sam J. Whiting Memorial Handicap
- Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes
- Everett Nevin Alameda County Overnight Stakes
- "Live Horse Racing : California Racing Fairs". www.calfairs.com.
- "Historical Timeline - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots". www.fairgroundsracecourse.com.
- http://www.race-track.info/alameda-county-fair-horse-racing.html Race-Track.info.com
- "Nancy Pratt - History - Pleasanton". www.nancypratt.com.