Summer Turns to Fall at Pleasanton OTB

6 Sep

Summer went out with a bang as I was able to cash in on my near-namesake, Nucky, who took down the Del Mar Futurity at odds of 35/1. It certainly made the whirlwind trip to take in Del Mar’s closing day worthwhile and rejuvenated my interest in betting.

It isn’t often I find myself starting at a monitor, thinking, “this horse shouldn’t be 50-to-1,” but when I do, I am usually down to my last $10.

Fortunately, that $10 was enough to turn the tide and pull me out of a funk that has had a grip on me since spring, when I failed to cash a ticket on any of the Triple Crown races.  And when Zee Drop delivered a winning Pick 5 ticket in the nightcap, it felt like a new day had dawned.

One of the greatest things about this game is that one big day can erase a seemingly endless streak of losers from your mind. You just have to keep plugging and have faith that your day is coming.

I’m Nucky Kalanges and this is your Pleasanton OTB news for the week.

As summer fades with the closing of Del Mar and Saratoga, the racing calendar shifts to the old Fairplex meet at Los Alamitos, Belmont and the remainder of the summer meeting at Golden Gate Fields. We also have a weekend full of loaded fields and low takeout Pick 4s and Pick 5s at Kentucky Downs. So, if you’re fortunes are on upswing like mine recently have been, there’s plenty of racing action to take advantage of in the months leading up to the Breeders’ Cup.

Plus, bingo and Pigskin and Ponies are back this Saturday and Sunday, so there’s really no excuse not to check out what’s going on at Pleasanton OTB this weekend.

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