Favored Vella completed a double for trainer Jonathan Wong, rallying along the rail to win the $52,000 feature Sunday, the final day of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos. Owned by Rudy Barragan, James Gentry, Hon Cheung Kum and Hsiu Mei Tsai, the 6-year-old daughter of Treasure
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert made a triumphant return to Los Alamitos, winning both of the races in which he had starters, including the $125,000 Los Alamitos Derby with 17-10 second choice High Connection. Six days after his recent suspension ended, Baffert won a maiden contest with heavily-favored Rhetoric
Three stakes worth a guaranteed $225,000 will be run during the upcoming Autumn Festival at Los Alamitos. The seven-day meet is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 16 and continue through Sunday, Sept. 25. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday (Sept. 16-18) the first week and Thursday-Sunday (Sept. 22-25) the final week.
Fresh off a riding title at the recently-concluded Santa Anita season, jockey Juan Hernandez is undefeated through two days of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos. Hernandez, who went 1-for-1 Saturday with a victory aboard favored Desmond Doss in the $100,000 Bertrando Stakes, scored with his lone
The first of three daytime thoroughbred meets at Los Alamitos this year will begin Saturday, June 25. The nine-day Los Angeles County Fair meet will continue through Sunday, July 10. Racing will be conducted Saturday-Sunday (June 25-26) the first week, Friday-Monday (July 1-4) the second week and Friday-Sunday (July 8-10)
Defending champion Desmond Doss tops the nominees to the $100,000-guaranteed Bertrando Stakes. The one-mile race for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California will be run Saturday, June 25, opening day of the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos. The nine-day LACF season will continue through Sunday,
An upset by Slow Down Andy in the Grade II, $300,000 Los Alamitos Futurity, a fifth consecutive win in the Grade I Starlet for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and a retirement ceremony for trainer Art Sherman were among the highlights of the seven-day Winter Thoroughbred meet, which concluded
A suggestion made by owner J. Paul Reddam paid big dividends Saturday at Los Alamitos. Rather than run in the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes Sunday, an ungraded event restricted to 2-year-olds bred or sired in California, Reddam wanted to try the Grade II, $300,000 Los Alamitos Futurity with his homebred
FAVORED PROFESSORS’ PRIDE GOES ALL THE WAY IN SOVIET PROBLEM; TRAINER ART SHERMAN HONORED AFTER SADDLING LAST CAREER STARTER CYPRESS, Calif. –A stretch to two turns proved no issue for Professors’ Pride as the 9-5 favorite went all the way in the $100,500 Soviet Problem Stakes Friday at Los Alamitos.
A come-from-behind winner of the Golden State Juvenile Nov. 5 at Del Mar, Finneus will stretch to two turns again in the $100,000 King Glorious Sunday. Named in honor of the winner of the 1988 Hollywood Futurity and 1989 Haskell, the King Glorious is restricted to 2-year-olds bred or sired
Returning to the dirt for her first start since July 31, Alice Marble verified her favoritism with a hard-fought victory in the $70,190 feature Thursday at Los Alamitos. The 7-5 choice against six opponents in the optional claimer for fillies and mares bred or sired in California, Alice Marble won