Keyword: Los Alamitos Race Course

  • Brad McKinzie

    Los Alamitos Executive Brad McKinzie Dies at 62

    Brad McKinzie, a 30-year executive at Los Alamitos Race Course, a co-founder of the Finish Line Self Insurance Group, and one of the driving forces to bring daytime Thoroughbred racing back to Los Alamitos, died from renal carcinoma Aug. 6.

  • Los Alamitos Race Course

    CHRB Approves Medication-Based Conditions

    The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Works Easy for Pegasus

    Rain in the forecast forced a change in California Chrome's training schedule in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup (gr. I), but it didn't alter the standard mood on the deck at Schwanie's At The Gap Dec. 29.

  • Ann Arbor Eddie wins the King Glorious

    Ann Arbor Eddie Prevails in King Glorious

    Despite taking pressure from California Diamond nearly every step of the way in the mile stakes race for California-bred 2-year-olds, Ann Arbor Eddie pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • California Chrome

    'Chrome' to Face Nine in Winter Classic

    Los Alamitos Race Course's outside-the-box tactic of offering at least $10,000 to any horse that finishes the Winter Challenge accomplished its goal--to draw competition for California Chrome.

  • A.P. Indy, after his victory in the 1991 Hollywood Futurity

    Futurity, Starlet Likely to Remain at Los Al

    Running a pair of historically relevant and pricey late-season grade I races is not in the best business interest of Los Alamitos Race Course. Two weeks of racing in December is not enough to support two grade I races and their purses.

  • California Chrome

    Nominations in for Winter Challenge at Los Al

    A group of 32 horses, ranging from a trio grade III winners to an 0-for-12 maiden, have been nominated to possibly take on California Chrome in the $100,000 Winter Challenge Dec. 17 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00.67 on Dec. 10

    California Chrome Logs Final 'Challenge' Work

    The first quarter went in :24.95 and the half in :48.90. With a quick tap from regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney at the eighth pole, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit finished up the five furlongs in 1:00.67.

  • American Gal after her run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I)

    American Gal, Union Strike Meet in Starlet

    Two high-quality horses who had less-than-ideal trips during the Nov. 5 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) will return to the track Dec. 10 in the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00.45 Dec. 3

    California Chrome Logs Work for 'Challenge'

    The assumption many have made about Los Alamitos Race Course's $100,000 Winter Challenge Dec. 17, a race written specifically to serve as a prep for California Chrome, is that will be a "paid workout" for the 2014 Horse of the Year.

  • California Chrome worked 4 furlongs in :47.46 on Nov. 26

    California Chrome Continues Work at Los Al

    The slow-early, quick-late drills have been standard for the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit, so when he powered through the stretch to stop the clock in :47.46 for a half-mile Saturday, with a final furlong in :11.10, it was par for the course.

  • California Chrome Logs First Post-BC Work

    California Chrome went about his business Saturday in his standard fashion, how trainer Art Sherman and assistant Alan Sherman have trained him consistently during his 2016 campaign--relaxed early and quick late.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Could Race at Los Al Next

    The 2014 Horse of the Year has raced at eight different racetracks in five different states and overseas in Dubai, but has never competed at his Cypress, Calif., home. That may change Dec. 17, if all goes as planned.

  • California Chrome Powerful Late in BC Drill

    California Chrome started slow early in his five-furlong drill under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, but kicked into another gear in the long stretch at Los Alamitos and hit the wire in 1:00 2/5.

  • California Chrome Works for BC at Los Al

    As most of the barns at Los Alamitos Race Course only started to rustle with activity during the early morning Oct. 15, California Chrome stood like a sentinel at the top of the longest stretch run in North America.

  • Stewart Elliott

    Elliott Wins Riding Title at Los Alamitos

    Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first Southern California riding title, while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill shared training honors at the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Accelerate wins the Los Alamitos Derby

    Accelerate Finds Just Enough in Los Al Derby

    Hronis Racing's Accelerate took the long way around the racetrack and had to wait out a lengthy inquiry, but was able to survive both to win his graded stakes debut Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II).

  • California Chrome works Sept. 24 at Los Alamitos Race Course

    'Chrome' Logs Final Work for Awesome Again

    With the slightest morning chill Southern California would allow in late September, Los Alamitos Race Course's resident star logged his final timed workout for the upcoming Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I).

  • Toews On Ice

    Toews On Ice Possibly Heading to New Mexico

    Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman's Toews On Ice set a track record Sept. 11 at Los Alamitos Race Course, but the Archarcharch colt may not carry the recognizable red and yellow silks in his next race.

  • Enola Gray

    Enola Gray Tries Open Company at Los Al

    After a minor illness knocked her out of the Torrey Pines (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 28, Nick Alexander's undefeated Enola Gray will take another shot at her first start against open company Sept. 11 in the Beverly J. Lewis Stakes.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Back to Work at Los Al

    Art and Alan Sherman wanted California Chrome to run an easy half-mile in his first breeze following his hard-earned victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), and the father-son training duo got what they asked for Aug. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Neuman to Call Los Alamitos Fair Meet

    Veteran track announcer Bobby Neuman will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course, the track announced Aug. 4. The 12-date season will run from Sept. 8-25.

  • California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza after the San Diego Handicap (gr. II)

    'Chrome' Back to Los Al After San Diego Win

    Seemingly everyone that got within earshot of trainer Art Sherman wanted to express their appreciation for what they experienced the day before, when California Chrome and Dortmund did battle in the stretch during the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).

  • Golden Gate Fields in Northern California

    Golden Gate, CA Fairs Continue Dates Dispute

    After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved.

  • California Chrome Goes in Company at Los Al

    Art Sherman didn't get what he wanted out of California Chrome during his workout July 2, so he made sure he got it July 9, in the chestnut's final drill at Los Alamitos before shipping south to Del Mar for the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).