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Los Alamitos Trainer Gets Probation in Cartel Case

Adan Farias, former trainer of champion Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos, recieved three years’ probation for his role in the Zetas cartel money laundering scheme, according to a report by the Orange County Register. Farias pleaded guilty earlier this year to making cash deposits under $10,000 for the cartel as a way of avoiding bank […]

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CHRB Assigns 2014-15 Dates in Post-Hollywood Era

The California Horse Racing Board has approved racing dates for 2014 and 2015 featuring an extended Santa Anita Park meeting that runs from its traditional Dec. 26 opening until after the Fourth of July along with a new autumn meeting at Del Mar. The changes to the traditional racing calendar became necessary after the owners […]

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Los Alamitos Withdraws Offer to Expand: ‘We Won’t be Part of a Beauty Contest’

Citing a desire to avoid a showdown with Fairplex Park and various disagreements with the California Thoroughbred Trainers regarding proposed track expansion, officials from Los Alamitos withdrew an offer to expand its racetrack to accommodate Thoroughbred racing. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Brad McKinzie, a consultant with Los Alamitos indicated that […]

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Fairplex, Los Al submit expansion plans

Representatives from both Los Alamitos and Fairplex Park made presentations Wednesday to the California Thoroughbred Trainers, giving details on how their facilities could be developed into venues for more Thoroughbred racing and training. According to an article in the Daily Racing Form, funding for the projects would be needed from both the public and private […]

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Los Alamitos Quarter Horse trainer Farias faces multiple drug violations

The California Horse Racing Board has filed six complaints against Quarter Horse trainer Adan Farias for violating drug rules, according to the American Quarter Horse Association.  The Class 1 violations were collected from six horses running at Los Alamitos in late October.  Hearings are pending on the finding of zilpaterol, which the AQHA says is […]

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Favorite Trick still prominent in Quarter Horse world

In 2006, the 1997 Thoroughbred Horse of the Year, Favorite Trick, died in a tragic barn fire, but his influence is still on display in top-level Quarter Horse racing.  Saturday, 15-1 longshot Good Reason SA, a son of Favorite Trick, upset the Grade 1 $750,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos. Good Reason SA was […]

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Young racing fan Emanuel Curiel passes away

The Paulick Report is saddened to report that 17-year-old Emanuel Curiel, who was featured in a recent Good News Friday story, died Tuesday following his battle with cancer. Emanuel spent a week in September at Los Alamitos Race Course fulfilling his dream through the Make A Wish Foundation. “I visited with Emanuel a couple of […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: A Teen’s Dream Come True

When I saw a video about aspiring young quarter horse jockey Emanuel Curiel’s Make a Wish Foundation-sponsored visit to Los Alamitos Race Course, I was inspired to write about the courage and enthusiasm this young man has shown while battling bone cancer. However, upon reading Emanuel’s inspiring story at www.losalamitos.com, I called the track’s publicist […]

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Los Alamitos makes teen’s wish come true

This week, Los Alamitos is hosting a special visitor – Emanuel Curiel, a 17-year-old teenager from South Carolina whose wish through the Make-A-Wish foundation was to visit the trainers, jockeys and horses at the Southern California track. Emanuel has been riding horses for three years and his passion for and knowledge of the sport shine […]

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