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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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Blinkers Off, Switch To Dirt Does The Trick For Kookie Gal In Soviet Problem

After beginning her career with two races on turf, Kookie Gal made a successful transition to dirt, easily winning the $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Owned by breeders Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable and trained by Peter Miller, the 2-year-old daughter of Boisterous relaxed off the pace under jockey Flavien Prat, then […]

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St. Joe Bay Edges Richard’s Boy To End 12-Race Losing Streak At Los Al

St. Joe Bay ended a 12-race losing streak Friday, edging Richard’s Boy in the final yards to win the $59,635 feature at Los Alamitos. Never far off the pace set by longshot Hardcore Troubador while racing in the clear, St. Joe Bay rallied outside the runner-up to prevail by a head – despite jockey Tyler […]

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CHRB: Out-Of-Competition Testing Rules Approved, Match Racing Problem Discussed

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, December 13, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners 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) under the Webcast link. In […]

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Van Dyke Voted 2018 Breakthrough Jockey Of The Year

The 2014 Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey, Drayden Van Dyke was unanimously voted TVG Breakthrough Jockey of the Year for 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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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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Chasing Yesterday Earns Hard-Fought G1 Win In Starlet

Jane Lyon’s Chasing Yesterday, the half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The juvenile daughter of Tapit had to work hard to hit the wire first; after being forced four-wide on both turns, she ran down both Enaya Alrabb and her stablemate […]

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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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