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Coalition Representing Major U.S. Tracks Announces Lasix Ban For 2-Year-Old Races, Then Stakes

A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new horse racing initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.  Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative […]

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Pair Of Graded Stakes Highlight Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival

Three stakes – including a pair of graded events – worth $450,000 highlight the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The 12-day season will begin Thursday, June 27 and continue through Sunday, July 14. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. The richest event on the calendar is the Grade II, $200,000 Great Lady […]

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Allred: ‘In The Best Interest Of The Horses,’ Los Alamitos Will Continue To Allow Lasix

Ed Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course and a major Quarter Horse owner and breeder on a national basis, said on Friday that Lasix will continue to be allowed at the current year-round Los Alamitos Quarter Horse Racing Association meeting as well as during the upcoming Los Alamitos Racing Association Summer Thoroughbred Meet […]

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Dennis Moore Retained By Santa Anita As Track Consultant

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., has announced that highly respected trackman Dennis Moore has been retained as a consultant and will be on-site Tuesday afternoon as a precautionary measure with regard to the condition of the one-mile main track. Moore, 69, who has more than 46 years of experience working with racing surfaces in […]

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California Stewards’ Log: Trainer ‘Lost His Cool’ In Barn Area, Tried To Choke Jockey

On Monday, The California Horse Racing Board released the stewards’ rulings for the December race meeting at Los Alamitos reports latimes.com. The list of eight Thoroughbred rulings from that time period includes several unusual incidents. Trainer Edin Walther Solis was fined $500 for disorderly conduct on Dec. 16. Solis allegedly tried to choke jockey John […]

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Venezuelan Jockey Seeking Asylum Falls Into ‘Political And Administrative Black Hole’

When he refused to throw races when so instructed by the Venezuelan mafia, professional jockey Eduard Rojas Fernandez knew he needed to leave the country. The corruption in Venezuelan horse racing has been well documented: one-time leading Venezuelan trainer Antonio Sano was kidnapped for refusing to fix races, and now trains in the United States. Rojas […]

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Report: Los Alamitos Finishes Meet With Declines In Handle

Final figures were down slightly at Los Alamitos at the end of the recent eight-date meet, according to a report from the Daily Racing Form. Average daily handle this year was $3.85 million, down from $4.20 million last year, though officials say measuring handle by daily averages results in date-to-date comparisons may not be one-to-one. […]

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Baffert Ties For Los Alamitos Training Title; Figueroa, Baze Lead Jockey Standings

A second consecutive sweep of the Grade I Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and Starlet by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert highlighted the Winter Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Sunday. Complete business figures for the eight-day season won’t be available for several days. Field size rose over the Summer Thoroughbred Festival in July and the Los […]

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Galilean Romps By Nine Lengths In King Glorious

Heavily-favored Galilean rolled to a nine-length victory in the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday, the final day of the Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. Able to establish the lead immediately under jockey Flavien Prat, the 2-year-old son of Uncle Mo set moderate early fractions with 7-2 second choice Our Silver Oak in close pursuit, […]

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Pick Six Carryover, Mandatory Payouts On Los Alamitos Closing-Day Program

There will be a Pick Six carryover of $39,345 when racing resumes Sunday at Los Alamitos, the final day of the Winter Thoroughbred meet. There is also a carryover in the Super High 5 of $8,273. Since it is closing day, there will be mandatory payouts in the Pick Six as well as the Players’ […]

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