Handicapping Seminar
hosted by Dennis Miller with co-host track announcer Chris Giffin.


Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller is the horse racing publicist for the Pleasanton Off-Track Betting Facility and the Alameda County Fair.

He is a co-host of the Daily Handicapping seminars at both the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet during the Alameda County Fair and Wine Country Racing during the Sonoma County Fair.

Miller also run various promotional events at the Pleasanton OTB facility over the course of the year, including the popular “Race to the Derby” fantasy handicapping contest. He writes a year-round horse racing blog at www.pleasantonotb.wordpress.com. Miller also competes in national handicapping tournaments each year.

Before coming to the Fair and OTB, Miller was a sports writer that covered and spoke about horse racing for 16 years for the Alameda Newspaper Group, with the Oakland Tribune as the flagship paper in the chain.

Since leaving the paper, Miller has also successfully launched ACES Golf Lifestyle publication. A published writer, Miller regularly authors commentary about horse racing and golf at www.acesgolf.com. An accomplished public speaker, Miller also speaks to groups and media outlets about both horse racing and golf.

Miller takes pride that he hit his first $100 exacta in the 5th grade and has never looked back!

Chris Griffin

Chris Griffin has been in broadcasting for over 10 years. Chris has worked for many top brands around the world and has made strides in the booth as a track announcer. He spent 5 years with the Harlem Globetrotters before his debut at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, CA in 2015. From the fair he moved on to Portland Meadows as their track announcer.

In 2016, he announced at the California State Fair, Humboldt County Fair and right here at both the Oak Tree Summer and Fall meets in Pleasanton. He also announced at Gulfstream Park West in Florida during the late fall racing season.

The Alameda County Fair is excited to have such talent calling our races this year and we hope you come out to enjoy the excitement with us.