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Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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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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Los Alamitos’ Sunday Card Features Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $52,341

There will be a two-day Pick Six carryover of $52,341 when racing resumes Sunday at Los Alamitos. The primary catalysts for the second carryover in as many days of the Los Angeles County Fair meet were Mama’s Kid, who went gate-to-wire at 12-1 in the fourth race, and first time gelding Peter Alan, who led […]

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Flor De La Mar Returns On Top In Beverly J. Lewis

Making her first start since trailing in a Grade II more than three months ago, Flor de La Mar finished strongly to capture the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Three races later, Oliver was successful in his first dirt route, taking the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes under jockey Martin Garcia. Trained […]

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‘Adapting To The New Climate’: Jerkens Happy To Share Credit For Successful Del Mar Meet

As the 80th Del Mar summer season approached, there was concern for, and by, Racing Secretary David Jerkens regarding producing 36 cards and keeping the track running on a five-day-a-week basis from mid-July to Labor Day. Santa Anita lost 24 racing days in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four […]

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Three NHC Seats On The Line In Sept. 14 Handicapping Contest At Los Al

The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer cash prizes and as many as three seats to the 2020 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money contest Saturday, Sept. 14 during the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet. Cost to enter the tournament is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in […]

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Announcer Chris Griffin To Call Races During September Los Al Meeting

Track announcer Chris Griffin will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 10-day season begins Friday, Sept. 6 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 22. During that span, Griffin, 38, will also call the nighttime action in place of the vacationing Ed Burgart. Griffin, a California native, has called […]

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Five Stakes Races Highlight 2019 County Fair Meet At Los Alamitos

Five stakes – including a pair for 2-year-olds – highlight the 2019 Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos. The 10-day season will begin Friday, Sept. 6 and continue through Sunday, Sept. 22. Racing will be conducted on a Friday-Sunday basis the first two weeks (Sept. 6-8 and 13-15) and Thursday-Sunday the final week […]

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CHRB Approves 2020 Race Dates For Santa Anita, Del Mar; Los Alamitos TBD

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 22, at the Del Mar Hilton. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Dennis Alfieri, Dr. Gregory Ferraro, Fred Maas, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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Work In Progress: Trust, Communication Keys To Success For Del Mar Racing Office

The Santa Anita winter/spring meeting lost 24 racing days either in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four days a week. Los Alamitos cancelled three racing days during its three-week meeting due to a lack of entries. That was the situation facing Del Mar Thoroughbred Club executive vice president, racing […]

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