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Los Alamitos’ Winter Meet Highlighted By Grade 1 Juvenile Stakes

Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of Grade I races – highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The 12-day season will begin Thursday, Nov. 30 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 17. The $300,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the $300,000-guaranteed Starlet – for fillies – will be renewed on Saturday, […]

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Apprentice Roman Nails Down Second Los Al Title In A Row

Apprentice jockey Evin Roman earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title while training honors went to Doug O’Neill as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. The 12-day season was highlighted by a record fourth local stakes success for Soi Phet, a stakes double for the trainer-jockey combination of Jeff Bonde and Hall of […]

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Run Away Just Gets Up In Barretts Juvenile

Run Away picked got the job done in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Saturday at Los Alamitos, but the victory was far from easy for the prohibitive favorite. Off the pace early and uncomfortable racing between horses, the 2-year-old son of Run Away and Hide looked in danger of finishing off the board for the first time in […]

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‘A Lot Stronger Horse’: Reinvigorated Dortmund Could Return In Awesome Again

Dortmund was reportedly retired from racing in April of 2017, but the giant chestnut returned to training with Art Sherman at Los Alamitos in July. Apparently, the brief respite from the racetrack life reinvigorated the 5-year-old son of Big Brown. Sherman told bloodhorse.com that jockey Gary Stevens breezed Dortmund a mile at Los Al in 1:41 4/5 on […]

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Brayan Pena’s Four-Win Day Moves Him Into Running For Los Al Riding Title

Brayan Pena reached a personal milestone Thursday at Los Alamitos, winning four races in one day for the first time in his career, putting him in a first-place tie with Evin Roman for the riding lead. Each has 11 wins with three days left in the L.A. County Fair Meet at Los Al that ends Sunday. “I won three at Fresno when […]

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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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