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McKinzie On Top In CashCall Futurity After Disqualification Of Solomini

Bob Baffert’s trainees crossed the wire just three-quarters of a length apart in first and second in Saturday’s Grade 1 CashCall Futurity, but stewards at Los Alamitos eventually decided to disqualify Solomini from first to third for interference in the stretch. Solomini, on the outside of a three-way battle in the stretch, was ruled to […]

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Baffert Has Strong Hand In Starlet, Futurity At Los Alamitos

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has a chance to make history Saturday in the $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and $300,000 Starlet at the Southern California track. In the history of the two Grade I races for 2-year-olds – which have been run since 1981 at either Hollywood Park or Los Alamitos – no […]

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Baffert’s Solomini, McKinzie Expected For CashCall Futurity At Los Al

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity all three times the race has been run here, will be well-represented in the Grade I when it is offered Saturday, Dec. 9. Baffert, whose local CashCall Futurity victories have come with Dortmund (2014), Mor Spirit (2015) and Mastery (2016) after he […]

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Racing Returns To Los Alamitos Thursday For Winter Season

The third and final Thoroughbred meet of 2017 at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, Nov. 30. The 12-day Winter season follows the 12-day Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet in September and the eight-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival in July. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday–Sunday basis through Sunday, Dec. 17. Post time will be 1 p.m on weekdays […]

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Bolt D’Oro Down To 4-1 In Kentucky Derby Future Wager; Pool Closes Sunday

The popular #24 “All Others” was the 3-1 early favorite through the first two days of wagering in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The overall individual favorite in the future wager was Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) beaten favorite #2 Bolt d’Oro at 4-1. Other early favorites in the future wager include Good Magic (#10, 10-1); McKinzie (#14, 12-1); Montauk (#16, […]

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Bolt d’Oro 7-1 In Early Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool; ‘All Others’ 3-1 Favorite

The first of Churchill Downs’ four 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager pools kicked off its four-day run on Thanksgiving Day with the popular #24 “All Others” as the 3-1 favorite. The overall individual favorite in the future wager, through one day of wagering, is Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) beaten favorite #2 Bolt d’Oro at 7-1. […]

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Building Blocks: Inaugural Los Alamitos Spring Meet ‘Outperformed’ Expectations

Brad McKinzie, vice president and general manager of the Los Alamitos Racing Association, said the inaugural Spring Thoroughbred meet, which concluded Sunday, exceeded expectations. “It outperformed what we expected, especially this last week,” said McKinzie of the 12-day season, which began Thursday, April 14. “The California Chrome Stakes (run April 30), which we had received […]

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