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Talamo Hits 2,000-Win Milestone Aboard Glatt Trainee Rizzi’s Honor At Los Alamitos

More than 13 years after he collected the first win of his career in his native Louisiana, jockey Joe Talamo picked up his 2,000th  victory with Rizzi’s Honors in Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. The 3-5 favorite against five opponents in the $20,351 starter allowance, the 6-year-old With Distinction mare pressed […]

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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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Queen Bee To You Gives Lerner First Graded Stakes Win In Bayakoa

A $50,000 claim by owners Christopher St. Hilaire and Adam Vali out of a maiden race Dec. 1, 2016, Queen Bee to You became a graded stakes winner Sunday with a last-to-first victory in the $100,351 Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos. The impressive score in the Grade III over a track labeled good was also […]

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Bast Fends Off Challenge From Donna Veloce To Win Starlet

Baoma Corp’s Bast, already a two-time Grade 1 winner, grabbed the lead at the start and refused to relinquish it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, the juvenile daughter of Uncle Mo turned the tables on Breeders’ Cup runner up Donna Veloce, the 1-5 […]

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Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile

The Cigar Mile card featuring four graded stakes is the signature event of the Aqueduct fall meet. The headline race boasts Grade 1 winner Maximum Security and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Spun to Run while juveniles take the spotlight in the Grade 2 Remsen and Demoiselle. Two-year-olds also hold court at Los Alamitos where […]

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Baffert Aiming For Third Consecutive Starlet/Los Al Futurity Sweep

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try for a third consecutive sweep of the Starlet and Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday. Baffert, who completed the significant parlay with Chasing Yesterday (Starlet) and Improbable (Futurity) last year after winning the Starlet with Dream Tree and Futurity with McKinzie in 2017, will have two representatives in both […]

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Los Alamitos’ Winter Thoroughbred Meet Kicks Off Dec. 6

The third and final Thoroughbred meet of 2019 at Los Alamitos will begin Friday, Dec. 6. The seven-day Winter season follows the 10-day Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet in September and the nine-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival in June-July. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday (Dec. 6-8) and Thursday-Sunday (Dec. 12-15) the final week. […]

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$8,000 Claim Zuzanna Springs The Upset In Red Carpet Handicap

Claimed for $8,000 in September of 2018, Zuzanna, the longest shot in the field of older fillies and mares at 23-1, climaxed her rise to prominence with a surprise victory in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths on the grass Saturday at Del Mar. Providing jockey […]

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Los Alamitos To Host Live Money Handicapping Contest On Dec. 14

The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer cash prizes and two seats to the 2020 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas with a live money contest Saturday, Dec. 14 during the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet. Cost to enter the tournament is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize pool with […]

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