los alamitos futurity

Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Brookdale Sales Doubles Down In Los Alamitos Futurity

The difference of a hard-fought neck between winner Thousand Words and runner-up Anneau d’Or in the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 7 had big implications when it came to purse earnings, graded black type, and Kentucky Derby qualifying points. For consignor Brookdale Sales, the only thing left to decide in the deep stretch […]

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‘Get Him Back To Where He Was’: Time Off Planned For Eight Rings

Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes winner Eight Rings, most recently a disappointing sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, has earned a break from racing, trainer Bob Baffert told horseracingnation.com. The son of Empire Maker was heading to the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with three works following the Breeders’ Cup, but Baffert elected not to run […]

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Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile

The Cigar Mile card featuring four graded stakes is the signature event of the Aqueduct fall meet. The headline race boasts Grade 1 winner Maximum Security and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Spun to Run while juveniles take the spotlight in the Grade 2 Remsen and Demoiselle. Two-year-olds also hold court at Los Alamitos where […]

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Los Alamitos’ Winter Thoroughbred Meet Kicks Off Dec. 6

The third and final Thoroughbred meet of 2019 at Los Alamitos will begin Friday, Dec. 6. The seven-day Winter season follows the 10-day Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet in September and the nine-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival in June-July. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday (Dec. 6-8) and Thursday-Sunday (Dec. 12-15) the final week. […]

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Los Alamitos: Purse Decreased For Futurity, Bayakoa Returns

Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of graded races – and the return of the Grade III Bayakoa for fillies and mares highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, Dec. 5 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 15. The Grade I, $300,000-guaranteed Starlet and Grade II, […]

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Eight Rings, Nucky Headline Nominees To Los Alamitos Futurity

Eight Rings, Nucky, the upset winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2 and impressive Los Alamitos debut winner Mo Hawk are among 80 2-year-olds nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity. A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, the Futurity and the Starlet, a Grade I for 2-year-old fillies at the same […]

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G1 Juvenile Double Nets Van Dyke Jockey Of The Week Title

With wins in the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity and the Starlet Stakes, Drayden Van Dyke was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 3 – 9, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Improbable Gives Baffert Fifth Consecutive Los Al Futurity Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing’s Improbable stepped forward again in his third career start, remaining undefeated at odds of 1-9 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity. The juvenile son of City Zip, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke to a five-length triumph, covered 1 1/16 miles over Los Alamitos’ fast main track […]

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Equibase Analysis: Early Derby Hopefuls Do Battle In Los Alamitos Futurity

Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race drew a sparse field of six with all having promise, particularly based on recent history. The winner of the race last year was McKinzie, an early Derby favorite before being sidelined in March. In 2016 the race was […]

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