Keyword: Fairplex

  • Fairplex Park Makes Safety Upgrades

    Fairplex Park has upgraded its safety and emergency care efforts for the 2009 meet, which begins Sept. 10 and runs through Sept. 28 at the Southern California track.

  • Florida Sellers Back in Force at Barretts

    While some Florida consignors bypassed this year's Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, most of the major players have returned in force for the company's May juvenile auction.

  • Songandaprayer Colt Shines at Barretts

    A Songandaprayer colt worked a quarter mile in :21, turning in the fastest time for the distance May 7 at Fairplex Park in Southern California during the under tack show for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Barretts March Catalog More Select

    Barretts is offering a trimmer catalog for its 2009 March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which is in line with the belt-tightening mood throughout the country. The Southern California auction company has cataloged 124 horses for its March 10 auction, down from 191 in the 2008 book.

  • Horses to Watch at Barretts March Sale

    Following is a list of horses to keep an eye on at the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Fairplex in Southern California. The auction, scheduled for March 10, starts at 2 p.m. (PDT).

  • Barretts Opens Selling Season Jan. 26

    Barretts opens its 2009 selling season with a January mixed sale on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California. The auction, which has more than 300 horses in its catalog, begins at 11 a.m. (PST) Jan. 26.

  • McMahon Resigns as Barretts President

    Jerry McMahon, founding president and general manager of Barretts Equine Limited, is resigning from the Southern California-based auction firm effective Jan. 3, 2009.

  • Martin Pedroza celebrates 7 wins at Fairplex on Sept 5, 2008.

    Pedroza Wins Seven, Earns Milestone

    Jockey Martin Pedroza won a record seven races on the opening day of Fairplex Park's meet Sept. 5 and in the process earned his 3,000th career victory.

  • O'Neill Comes Full Circle to Saddle 1,000th Winner

    He's saddled starters in several different countries, hoisted trophies at tracks from Santa Anita to Belmont Park, and trained champion horses to victory in the world's top races, but trainer Doug O'Neill came full circle at a bullring track Sept. 9 when he saddled the 1,000th winner of his career during Fairplex Park's 16-day meet.

  • Fairplex Names New Racing Manager

    Paul Ryneveld was named equine manager at Fairplex and will oversee the Los Angeles County Fair facility's live race meet, simulcast operation and training program beginning on March 19.

  • Fairplex Meet Hurdles Handle Mark Again

    Fairplex Park set a record for total handle during its 16-day run in 2006 that ended Sept. 25 when it averaged more than $7.1 million daily. It was the second straight year the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds racetrack surpassed its previous handle mark and the third time in the past four years.

  • Fairplex Expansion Project Aired for CHRB

    Fairplex Park gave an extensive presentation of a proposed $100 million project to expand and greatly enhance the racetrack facility located on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds during the California Horse Racing Board's meeting June 22.

  • Fairplex Expansion Project Aired for CHRB

    Fairplex Park gave an extensive presentation of a proposed $100 million project to expand and greatly enhance the racetrack facility located on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds during the California Horse Racing Board's meeting June 22.

  • Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Plan Endorsed by CHRB

    The Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita will get an additional day of racing Sept. 28, allowing it to run four Breeders' Cup prep races under a plan endorsed Friday by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Pedroza Dusts Off After Spill, Wins Next Pair

    Martin Pedroza, leading rider during the current Fairplex meet at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, escaped without injury following a nasty spill in the sixth race Friday, then dusted himself off and won each of the next two races.

  • Best Pal Stakes winner Kafwain is one of five Bob Baffert trained horses in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Baffert To Saddle Five for Futurity

    Bob Baffert has more than half of Wednesday's Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) field in his barn. Perhaps he's simply stacking the deck--if one of Baffert's horses wins the race, it will be his seventh straight victory in the event.

  • Rank-And-File Have Say; Meet Stays at Fairplex

    Bowing to pressure from a torrent of racing industry insiders, the California Horse Racing Board turned thumbs down June 26 on the Los Angeles County Fair's plan to move its 17-day 2002 meet to Santa Anita Park.

  • Fairplex at Santa Anita Meet Draws Opposition

    The proposed transfer of Los Angeles County Fair racing dates from Fairplex to Santa Anita Park has drawn immediate opposition from another tenant of Santa Anita, the Oak Tree Racing Association, as well as others.

  • Fairplex Meet Might be Held at Santa Anita

    Fairplex Park and Santa Anita Park are in negotiation to bring the Los Angeles County Fair's 17-day end-of-summer race meeting to Santa Anita, a Magna Entertainment Corporation official told stockholders at its annual meeting April 18.

  • TVG To Show Barretts Works

    TVG will air the preview works from the Barretts Selected 2-year-olds sale from Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif. The show will air Feb. 28 for one hour beginning at 11:00 a.m. The sale will be held March 5.

  • Fairplex: Racing Plans Still Up in the Air

    Fairplex Park has had discussions about moving its 17-day Los Angeles County Fair meet to another track in metropolitan Southern California. But Wendy Talarico, communications manager for the fair, said there are no plans to do anything commercially with the racetrack grounds. And, contrary to a published report that the Pomona, Calif., track has an agreement in principle with Hollywood Park, Talarico said no deal has been done.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Bye-Bye Bullring

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Closing the curtain on racing at the Los Angeles County Fair would stir up some memories of a not-so-distant past when the Pomona bullring was a source of great entertainment and a diversion from the serious side of our sport.

  • Fairplex To Move In 2002?

    The Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, Calif., may have run its last horse race when the 2001 Fairplex Park meeting ended Sept. 24. According to published reports, next year's fair dates, tentatively scheduled for Sept. 13-29, will be run at Hollywood Park.

  • Fairplex Opens 63rd Meeting Today

    The $50,000 Foothill Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs is the opening day feature as racing returns to the Los Angeles County Fair at Fairplex Park in Pomona today. At least one stakes race will be run on each of the 18 cards during the meet, which runs through Sept. 24. Stakes purse money will total $1.15 million.