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Recurring Event Event Series: Winter Thoroughbred Meet

Winter Thoroughbred Meet

December 9, 2022 @ 12:30 pm

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Four stakes worth a combined $700,000 highlight the 2022 Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos.

The six-day season will begin Friday, Dec. 9 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 18. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday both weeks (Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18). Post time will be 12:30 p.m.

The first of the stakes races is the most lucrative – the Grade I, $300,000-guaranteed Starlet for 2-year-old fillies. The race at 1 1/16 miles will be run Saturday, Dec. 10.

One week later – Saturday, Dec. 17 – the Grade II, $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity will be offered. The race – which will also be run at 1 1/16 miles – is for 2-year-olds.

Completing the schedule are a pair of races at one mile for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California. The $100,000-guaranteed Soviet Problem – for fillies – will be run Sunday, Dec. 11 while the King Glorious – for colts and geldings – will be contested Sunday, Dec. 18.

Grandstand admission is $3 and $2 for seniors 62 and older. Admission to Burgart’s is $10 and Vessels Club is $10. Tickets can also be purchased online at Los Alamitos offers free general parking. Preferred parking is $5.

The wagering menu includes a pair of $1 Pick 4’s on races 2-5 and the final four races along with a $2 Pick Six as well as the Players’ Pick 5 – a 50-cent minimum bet with a reduced takeout rate of 14% rate – on the first five races. The Pick Six will have the standard 70-30 split with 70% of the pool going to those tickets with six winners with the remaining 30% going to tickets with five of six winners.

There will also be a handicapping contest Saturday, Dec. 17 and the Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer a cash prize and a pair of berths in the 2023 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Cost to enter is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize pool with the remaining $400 going towards a live money wagering card.

Tournament races will include the entire card at Los Alamitos with permitted wagers including win, place, show, exactas, trifectas and daily doubles. Each entry must bet at least $50 on a minimum of five races that day, but there is no wagering limit.

The player with the highest bankroll at the end of the day will be declared the winner and the player with the second highest bankroll will be the runner-up. The winner will receive 50% of the prize pool. The remaining payoffs: 20% (2nd place), 15% (3rd place), 7.5 % (4th place) and 7.5% (Most Money Wagered).

Entries for opening day of the Winter Thoroughbred meet will be taken Tuesday, Dec. 6.


December 9, 2022
12:30 pm
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