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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Handle Up, Despite ‘Struggle’ With Entries, Horse Population

A successful return to action for Game Winner, a Grade 2 repeat for Marley’s Freedom and the first local riding title for 21-year-old apprentice Jorge Velez highlighted the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The nine-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2019 at Los Alamitos. F. Jack Liebau, the […]

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Game Winner Makes Short Work Of Los Alamitos Derby

Making his first start since a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner returned to the races this Saturday. Wearing a set of blinkers, the 3-year-old Candy Ride colt easily captured the G3 Los Alamitos Derby by five lengths, stopping the clock in 1:48.30 for nine furlongs over the […]

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Game Winner Hopes To Follow in West Coast’s Footsteps Ahead Of Los Al Derby

Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, will make his first start since an extremely wide journey in the Kentucky Derby in the  $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds and scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, the Grade III will go as the sixth of eight races. Post time Saturday is 1 p.m. Scheduled […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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New Retiree, Millionaire Soi Phet Arrives At Old Friends

Old Friends today welcomed new retiree Soi Phet, the 11-year-old son of Tizbud who was pensioned following his 64th and final start on June 29 at Los Alamitos. The dark bay gelding arrived at Lexington Bluegrass Airport this afternoon via H E Tex Sutton Forwarding Co., and was vanned to Old Friends’s Georgetown, KY., farm […]

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Game Winner Tops Nominees To Los Alamitos Derby

Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, and his multiple-stakes winning stablemate Mucho Gusto head the nominees to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles, will be contested for the sixth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 13. Owned by Gary and Mary West and trained […]

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Marley’s Freedom Rallies To Great Lady M. Stakes Win

Heavily-favored Marley’s Freedom made it back-to-back wins in the Grade II, $200,351 Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 3-5 choice in the field of six, the 5-year-old daughter of Blame and the Formal Gold mare Relaxing Green was reserved off the early pace by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, found room to rally […]

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Insufficient Entries Force Thursday Cancellation At Los Al

Due to a shortage of entries, there will be no daytime thoroughbred racing Thursday, July 11 at Los Alamitos. Track gates will open that morning for simulcast racing – which includes opening day at Saratoga – at 10 a.m. Live racing resumes Friday, July 12, kicking off the final three days of the Summer Thoroughbred […]

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Great Lady M. Stakes, Handicapping Tourney Share Los Alamitos Spotlight

Defending champion Marley’s Freedom and the streaking Danuska’s My Girl head a field of seven entered in the $200,000-guaranteed Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. A Grade II, the Great Lady M. is for fillies & mares, 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs. It is the last of nine […]

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Gorajec: Los Alamitos ‘Simply Reckless’ Not To Adopt Santa Anita’s Workout Policies

Former longtime executive director with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Joe Gorajec has a new mantra on horse racing reform: “If you are not doing everything, you are not doing enough.” In his latest article at InsideRacingRegs, published by Horse Racing Reform, an industry initiative of The Jockey and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Gorajec […]

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