Brad McKinzie

Baffert Has Strong Hand In Starlet, Futurity At Los Alamitos

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a chance to make history Saturday in the $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and $300,000 Starlet at the Southern California track. In the history of the two Grade I races for 2-year-olds – which have been run since 1981 at either Hollywood Park or Los Alamitos – no […]

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CHRB: Jockey Suspension Proposal Advanced, Seven-Day Corticosteroid Rule Proposed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 24, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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Memorial Service For Brad McKinzie Set For Aug. 21

A memorial service for long-time Los Alamitos Race Course executive Brad McKinzie will be held on Monday, August 21 at noon at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Los Alamitos. Brad McKinzie was co-founder of the Finish Line Self Insurance Group and one of the driving forces in bringing daytime Southern California Thoroughbred racing back to […]

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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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‘I’m Screwed’: Maryland Case Of Missing Workers’ Comp Illustrates Problems With Costly System

On Dec. 15, 2016, the stewards at Laurel Park issued a brief statement following the hearing of trainer Wayne Potts. Potts, who is based in Maryland and Delaware and has trained since 2004, was found to have operated his racing stable without workers’ compensation insurance from Aug. 31, 2015 to March 16, 2016. The trainer, […]

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Los Alamitos ‘Exploring The Possibility’ Of Carding Pegasus Prep For California Chrome

2016 Breeders’ Cup runner-up and Dubai World Cup victor California Chrome could have a prep race for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at his home track of Los Alamitos, reports bloodhorse.com. If the details can be worked out, the race would be a $100,000 overnight stake held over 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 17. […]

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Los Alamitos Closes With Double-Digit Wagering Increases

Los Alamitos ended a successful Summer Thoroughbred Festival Sunday with a substantial gain – 12.7% – in all sources mutuel handle over the inaugural season in 2014. The cumulative handle for the eight-day meet in 2015 was $53,778,877 and $47,723,634 a year earlier. The total handle on live races at Los Alamitos rose 15.7% – […]

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Los Alamitos Officials Pleased With Results From First Winter Meet

Los Alamitos ended a successful first Winter Thoroughbred meet Sunday, averaging more than $5.64 million ($5,640,866) in daily total combined mutuel handle and showing a sizable gain in wagering out of state. “This meet did exactly what we hoped it would do in that we continued to show growth, most particularly out-of-state handle,” said Brad […]

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McKinzie, Unick Had a Shared Belief in Creating $1 Million Bonus

There’s a lot on the line for morning-line favorite Shared Belief in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. For starters, there is the Candy Ride’s gelding’s perfect record of seven wins from seven lifetime starts, dating back to Oct. 19, 2013. If he stays unbeaten, Shared Belief is a shoo-in for 3-year-old male […]

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Mirahmadi to Call Los Alamitos Fall Thoroughbred Meet

Frank Mirahmadi, the popular track announcer at Oaklawn Park and most of the Northern California fair circuit, will serve as the track announcer at the upcoming Los Alamitos fall Thoroughbred meet that opens on Friday, Sept. 5. Ed Burgart, the longtime voice of Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos, will continue to call the nighttime […]

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