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Summer Thoroughbred Festival begins Friday at Los Alamitos Race Course

The first thoroughbred meet of 2021 at Los Alamitos will begin Friday, June 25.

The seven-day Summer Thoroughbred Festival will continue through Monday, July 5. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday (June 25-27) the first week and Friday-Monday (July 2-5) the second week. Post time each racing day will be 1 p.m.

The season will be highlighted by a pair of graded stakes races – the Grade II, $200,000 Great Lady M. for fillies and mares (3-year-olds & up) at 6 ½ furlongs and the Grade III, $150,000 Los Alamitos Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles.

The Great Lady M. will be run Monday, July 5 while the Los Alamitos Derby will be offered Saturday, July 3.

The wagering menu includes the Pick Six – with the traditional 70-30 split – a pair of $1 Pick 4’s – races 2-5 and the final four races – as well as the extremely popular Players’ Pick 5 – a 50-cent minimum wager with a reduced 14% takeout rate which is offered on the first five races.

Grandstand admission is $ and $2 for seniors 62 and older. Clubhouse admission is $5 and Vessels Club is $10. Tickets can also be purchased online at https://losalamitos.com/.

Los Alamitos offers free general parking and preferred parking is $5.

The July 4 program will feature a live money handicapping contest with two seats available to the 2022 National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

The other stakes race during the meet is the $100,000 Bertrando Stakes for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California.

Entries for the Bertrando, which will be run at one mile, will be taken Wednesday, June 23.

This article was released by Los Alamitos Race Course.