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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Donna Veloce May Target Grade 1 Starlet Stakes

Making just her second career start, juvenile filly Donna Veloce turned in an impressive runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month at Santa Anita. According to drf.com, the Kaleem Shah-owned daughter of Uncle Mo may make another start this year in the G1 Starlet at Los Alamitos […]

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Baffert On McKinzie: ‘We’re All Living Through This Horse, Thinking About Brad’

There’s a lot on the line for McKinzie when the 4-year-old colt breaks from the gate for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. A victory keeps him in the hunt for Horse of the Year, as well as champion older male. It enhances any future stallion deal. There’s also the $3.3 […]

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Los Alamitos: Purse Decreased For Futurity, Bayakoa Returns

Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of graded races – and the return of the Grade III Bayakoa for fillies and mares highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, Dec. 5 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 15. The Grade I, $300,000-guaranteed Starlet and Grade II, […]

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Apprentice Jorge Velez, Baffert Finish On Top Of Los Alamitos Standings

Apprentice jockey Jorge I. Velez earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert led the trainer standings as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. The 10-day season was highlighted by an impressive victories by a pair of Baffert-trained fillies- the 3-year-old Flor de La Mar in the […]

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CHRB Finalizes 2020 Schedule For Southern California Racing Dates

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 19, at Los Alamito Racecourse. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Alex Solis, Fred Maas, Dennis Alfieri, Gregory Ferraro, DVM, Oscar Gonzalez and Wendy Mitchell also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under […]

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Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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Eight Rings, Nucky Headline Nominees To Los Alamitos Futurity

Eight Rings, Nucky, the upset winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2 and impressive Los Alamitos debut winner Mo Hawk are among 80 2-year-olds nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity. A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, the Futurity and the Starlet, a Grade I for 2-year-old fillies at the same […]

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Los Alamitos’ Sunday Card Features Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $52,341

There will be a two-day Pick Six carryover of $52,341 when racing resumes Sunday at Los Alamitos. The primary catalysts for the second carryover in as many days of the Los Angeles County Fair meet were Mama’s Kid, who went gate-to-wire at 12-1 in the fourth race, and first time gelding Peter Alan, who led […]

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Flor De La Mar Returns On Top In Beverly J. Lewis

Making her first start since trailing in a Grade II more than three months ago, Flor de La Mar finished strongly to capture the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Three races later, Oliver was successful in his first dirt route, taking the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes under jockey Martin Garcia. Trained […]

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‘Adapting To The New Climate’: Jerkens Happy To Share Credit For Successful Del Mar Meet

As the 80th Del Mar summer season approached, there was concern for, and by, Racing Secretary David Jerkens regarding producing 36 cards and keeping the track running on a five-day-a-week basis from mid-July to Labor Day. Santa Anita lost 24 racing days in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four […]

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