March 18, 2005 |
Los Alamitos Race Course could be getting into the thoroughbred racing business, and Hollywood Park could be getting out. The dramatic change in the sport's Southern California landscape is still at least two years away, but Los Alamitos, the Cypress track that races quarter horses, announced on Thursday a bold plan to reconstruct its plant for thoroughbreds while rumors continued to indicate that Hollywood Park might be sold and commercially redeveloped.
October 18, 2002 |
Twenty-three 3-year-olds will compete tonight in three trials for the $250,000 Los Alamitos Derby. The 10 fastest qualifiers in the 400-yard trials will advance to the Nov. 1 finals of the Grade I. Check Him Out, who won the Golden State Derby on Aug. 17, is among the entrants; he will break from the rail in the seventh race, the second trial. Owned by a partnership that includes trainer Blane Schvaneveldt, Check Him Out will be ridden by Sam Thompson.
October 17, 2002 |
After three consecutive tries in stakes, Sammies White Chick is back in the allowance ranks in tonight's seventh. Owned by Felix Gonzalez and trained by Adan Farias, who continues to win at a high percentage, the 4-year-old gray mare will appreciate getting away from the Running Bac after chasing her in the Dicey Secret Handicap and the Millie Vessels. Jockey Rodrigo Aceves will again ride the California-bred.
October 13, 2002 |
With one win apiece, Rail Skimmer and Coolmore will meet for the third time in tonight's $15,000 Calyx Handicap at 870 yards. After finishing second, nearly three lengths behind Rail Skimmer in the Rapid Champ Handicap on July 6, Coolmore turned the tables in an allowance race on Aug. 24. He overcame a four-length deficit in the stretch to win by half a length at 9-2, defeating the 3-10 favorite.
October 12, 2002 |
Tailor Fit and A Ransom, who have combined to win 40 of 66 starts and more than $2.2 million, will square off again in tonight's $200,000 Los Alamitos Invitational Championship. A Grade I at 440 yards, the Championship will mark the first meeting between the superstars since Tailor Fit won the Champion of Champions here Dec. 16. A Ransom, the 1-2 favorite that night, was third, three-quarters of a length behind the winner.
October 11, 2002 |
Dominant in the Bull Raustus Handicap a little over a month ago, Sterling Sport will try for another victory tonight in the $37,100 Pat Hyland Memorial Handicap. A 5-year-old gelding owned by Muller Racing and trained by Dennis Ekins, Sterling Sport went right to the front and extended his advantage in the Bull Raustus. By the end of the 870 yards, the 11-1 longshot had 4 3/4 lengths on runner-up Butter Me Up CST.