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Curtain Comes Down On Successful Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert made some history and Majestic Heat became a graded stakes winner on dirt were the highlights of the Winter Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Sunday. The 11-day season – shortened by one day when racing was cancelled Friday, Dec. 8 due to the Lilac fire which swept through the San […]

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Allred Forging Ahead With Revised Rezoning Plan For Los Alamitos

In the fall of 2016, the residents of Cypress, California, rejected a ballot proposal that would allow Los Alamitos Race Course to be rezoned for a mixed-use community of homes and shopping areas. The proposal was defeated, with 51.1 percent of residents rejecting the plan. Now, one year later, Dr. Edward Allred, the owner of […]

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Los Alamitos: Pick Six Carryover Of Over $33,000 For Thursday’s Card

There will be a Pick Six carryover of $33,091 when racing resumes Thursday, which begins the second week of the Winter meet at Los Alamitos. The primary catalyst for the first carryover of the season was Baytown Juliet, who scored a $32.60 upset in the fifth race under jockey Matt Garcia. Post time Thursday is […]

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Grade 1 Futurity, Starlet Headline Upcoming Los Alamitos Winter Meet

A pair of Grade I races for 2-year-olds and the return of the Grade II, $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes highlight the 2017 Winter meet at Los Alamitos. The 12-day season will begin Thursday, Nov. 30 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 17. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 1 p.m. on […]

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CHRB: New Commissioner Maas, Allocation Of Racing Dates And Microchipping

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 28, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under […]

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Longtime Los Alamitos Executive Brad McKinzie Passes Away At 62

Brad McKinzie, a 30-year executive at Los Alamitos Race Course, a co-founder of the Finish Line Self Insurance Group, and one of the driving forces in bringing daytime Southern California Thoroughbred racing back to Los Alamitos Race Course, passed away from renal carcinoma Sunday afternoon. He was 62 years old. McKinzie served as the vice […]

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Sharp Victories By West Coast, Skye Diamonds Among Highlights Of Successful Los Al Summer Meet

Impressive graded stakes victories by Skye Diamonds and West Coast, the continued emergence of apprentice jockey Evin Roman and a spectacular debut by the well-regarded 2-year-old Zulfikhar highlighted Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival. The eight-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2017 at Los Alamitos. A $40,000 claim by trainer […]

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Sutherland Suffers Minor Injuries In Paddock Accident At Los Alamitos

Chantal Sutherland will not ride until opening day at Del Mar after badly bruising her leg in a paddock accident at Los Alamitos Thursday. The Daily Racing Form reports that Sutherland was injured prior to the seventh race when the 4-year-old filly, Be a Lady, reared up and knocked Sutherland down. The filly, who was Sutherland’s mount for […]

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Special Los Alamitos – Belmont Park Pick 4 To Be Offered Saturday

The Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby and the $150,000 Forbidden Apple are part of a special cross country Pick 4 being offered Saturday. Two races from Los Alamitos and a pair from Belmont Park will comprise the 50-cent minimum wager, which is being labeled “New York-Los Alamitos Pick 4.” Besides the Forbidden Apple, which […]

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West Coast Faces Klimt In G3 Los Alamitos Derby

West Coast, an impressive winner of the Easy Goer on the Belmont Stakes undercard June 10 in New York, will seek his third consecutive victory Saturday when he faces seven opponents in the Grade III, $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. Restricted to 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the Derby is the seventh of eight races. Post […]

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