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Sept. 23 Live Money Handicapping Contest At Los Al Offers Three NHC Berths

The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer a cash prize, three seats to the 2018 National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas and more with a live money handicapping contest Saturday, Sept. 23. In addition to the berths in the NHC, there will be also be five spots available for the Autumn Handicapping […]

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Ismelucky Grants Desormeaux Third Stakes Win Of Los Al Meet In Barretts Debutante

The three stakes races offered through the first seven days of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos share something in common. All have been won by Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux. Two of those victories have been in tandem with trainer Jeff Bonde, the latest a half-length score by 6-5 favorite […]

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Los Alamitos: Three-Week Los Angeles County Fair Meet Kicks Off Sept. 7

The Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, Sept. 7. The 12-day season will continue through Sunday, Sept. 24 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2 p.m. The three-week meet will include four stakes worth a combined $350,000, including a pair of races for 2-year-olds at […]

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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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Los Alamitos Asks CHRB To Investigate Former Clerk Of Scales

Los Alamitos has asked the California Horse Racing Board to investigate the job performance of the Orange County, California, track’s former clerk of scales. The clerk of scales is responsible for reporting the correct weight of jockeys before and after a race. That weight is reported in the official results chart of the race and […]

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Sharp Victories By West Coast, Skye Diamonds Among Highlights Of Successful Los Al Summer Meet

Impressive graded stakes victories by Skye Diamonds and West Coast, the continued emergence of apprentice jockey Evin Roman and a spectacular debut by the well-regarded 2-year-old Zulfikhar highlighted Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival. The eight-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2017 at Los Alamitos. A $40,000 claim by trainer […]

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West Coast Deja Muy Buena Impresión Con Su Triunfo En El Derby De Los Alamitos

Esto no es nuevo: Bob Baffert tiene otro buen tresañero para el segundo semestre. Ya el campeón entrenador había probado a West Coast en los 1700 metros del Easy Goer en Belmont Park. El castaño tuvo que venir de atrás debido a un tropiezo en la partida, y respondió con un convincente triunfo. Con apenas […]

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West Coast Finishes The Job In Los Alamitos Derby

Gary and Mary West’s West Coast wide kept wide down the backstretch but found his best stride in the lane to win Saturday’s G3 Los Alamitos Derby by about three lengths over Klimt. The sophomore son of Flatter, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over the fast main track […]

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West Coast, Klimt Lead Nominees For Los Alamitos Derby

Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer have five of the 16 nominees to the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby. A Grade III for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the Derby, which was formerly known as the Swaps Stakes when offered at Hollywood Park (1974-2013), will be run Saturday, July 15. Baffert, who won the […]

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