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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Los Alamitos’ Winter Meet Highlighted By Grade 1 Juvenile Stakes

Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of Grade I races – highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The 12-day season will begin Thursday, Nov. 30 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 17. The $300,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the $300,000-guaranteed Starlet – for fillies – will be renewed on Saturday, […]

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Santa Ysabel: Is Anyone ‘Abel’ To Beat Unique Bella?

On paper, it appears every horse is running for second against 1-5 morning line favorite Unique Bella in Saturday’s Santa Ysabel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles. But they still have to run the race, which is why Joe Talamo, who has ridden Abel Tasman in each of her four career starts, winning […]

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Abel Tasman Upsets Baffert’s American Gal In Starlet

Off at odds of 12-1, Clearsky Farms’ homebred Abel Tasman provided an upset to the heavily favored Bob Baffert-trained American Gal in Saturday’s G1 Starlet, rushing down the center of the track to win by a length. Under the guidance of jockey Joe Talamo, the juvenile daughter of Quality Road covered 1 1/16 miles over […]

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Talented Juvenile Mastery Will Try Two Turns In CashCall Futurity

Mastery, who has been brilliant in the first two starts of his career for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, is scheduled to try two turns for the first time in the $300,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity. The Futurity is part of a Grade I doubleheader for 2-year-olds Saturday, Dec. 10 at Los Alamitos, which […]

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Street Fancy Rockets To 7-1 Upset In Starlet

A handful for Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the post parade, Street Fancy was a professional once the gates opened as she rallied for a one-length victory in the Grade I, $301,000 Starlet Saturday at Los Alamitos. Trained by Phil D’Amato for Agave Racing Stable, the 6-1 fourth choice in the field of […]

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Starlet, Futurity Highlight 12-Day Meet At Los Alamitos

The second Winter meet at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, Dec. 3. The 12-day season will continue through Sunday, Dec. 20 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. Highlighting the Winter season are a pair of Grade I races for 2-year-olds. The $300,000-guaranteed Starlet for fillies will be run […]

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Los Alamitos Officials Pleased With Results From First Winter Meet

Los Alamitos ended a successful first Winter Thoroughbred meet Sunday, averaging more than $5.64 million ($5,640,866) in daily total combined mutuel handle and showing a sizable gain in wagering out of state. “This meet did exactly what we hoped it would do in that we continued to show growth, most particularly out-of-state handle,” said Brad […]

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Take Charge Brandi All Heart in Starlet Victory

Take Charge Brandi firmly stated her case for champion 2-year-old filly honors Saturday at Los Alamitos with a gritty wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $350,000 Starlet Stakes. It was the third consecutive stakes victory for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner. Striding out confidently towards the lead under guidance from Victor Espinoza, the 6-5 […]

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