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Los Alamitos officials have proposed 1992 racing dates that would shorten the current quarter horse meeting but provide quarter horse racing at Hollywood Park for the first time since 1987. The proposal was presented Monday to a California Horse Racing Board Committee. It asks for 32 weeks of quarter horse racing, 43 weeks of harness racing and three weeks of thoroughbred and quarter horse fair racing. Under the plan, quarter horse racing would end at Los Alamitos on Jan. 18 instead of Feb. 8.
July 29, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Three of the 14 races on the sixth California Champions Night at Los Alamitos on Saturday are Grade 1 stakes events. The richest among them is the $411,000 Governor's Cup Futurity, the richest race of any breed for horses bred in California. All of the Champions Night races are for Cal-breds. Heading the field of 10 in the 350-yard Futurity is Finding Nemo.
September 7, 1989 | JOHN CHERWA, Times Staff Writer
A Sacramento harness racing group appears to have beaten an Orange County-based racing group by a nose in efforts to purchase Los Alamitos Race Course, sources close to the negotiations told The Times. The buyers will pay close to $75.5 million for the 300-acre Cypress property that Hollywood Park purchased five years ago for $58 million, the sources said.
June 6, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski
On the same day jockey Eddie Castro set a North American record at Calder by winning nine races at single track, trainer Paul Jones set a record for victories at Los Alamitos. Jones, the perennial runaway leader in the standings at the quarter horse track, won eight of the 15 races on the Saturday night card, all of which were trials for the $1.4-million Ed Burke Million Futurity, which will be run on June 25.
Lloyd Arnold, who headed a group that recently bought Los Alamitos for $71 million, has outlined an ambitious plan that would include a new or remodeled racing facility, a refurbished golf course, office buildings and a hotel, all on the Cypress site. Arnold plans to formally announce his three-step plan later this year. The biggest step is the remodeling or rebuilding of the racing facility. Arnold has already decided to tear down the turf club and clubhouse areas of the track.
October 12, 2000 | Tina Borgatta, (714) 966-5982
City officials will consider allowing retail development in an area surrounding the Los Alamitos Race Track that is currently designated for professional offices. The City Council approved a study on the matter this week, after receiving a number of requests from the community. A large portion of the area--about 90%--is undeveloped.
October 20, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
Los Alamitos Race Track has received permission from the City Council to install safety nets to stop errant golf balls from the Cypress Golf Course. By unanimous vote, the council last week authorized the race track to set up 30-foot-tall safety nets. The two dark-green nets will be at least 500 feet from Cerritos Avenue and not visible from nearby streets, according to the city's planning staff.
November 10, 1992 | STEVE ANDERSEN
Two harness horse owners reached an unwritten agreement Monday to lease the Los Alamitos race track for harness racing next year and part of 1994. Perry De Luna of Culver City and Paul Reddam of Newport Beach agreed to hold two meetings at Los Alamitos and one at Sacramento over the next 18 months, subject to the approval of lawyers for them and the tracks. Under the agreement, the summer-fall harness meeting at Los Alamitos would be canceled and replaced by a meeting from Dec.
March 18, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
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 | BOB MIESZERSKI
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 | BOB MIESZERSKI
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 12, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
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 | BOB MIESZERSKI
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.
October 6, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
No Pet Peeves, who has banked more than $191,000 during his 59-race career, will make his first start in more than six months in tonight's sixth race. Owned by Martha Wells and trained by Dan Francisco, the 9-year-old gelding returns in a career soft spot, showing up in an $8,000 claimer in search of his 17th lifetime victory. Alex Bautista will ride the California-bred in the field of eight and he will break from post position No. 2 in the second leg of the evening's second pick four.
January 29, 1990 | From United Press International
Harness-Racing Drivers Lose Against Los Alamitos: A U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles rejected a request by licensed harness-racing drivers to block Los Alamitos race track from limiting the number of drivers it will allow to race during its five-month meet. Attorneys for the drivers argue that the Los Alamitos Racing Assn. is effectively revoking their licenses by only allowing "popular" drivers with winning records to work at the track.
October 10, 1989
Cypress residents will have a chance to discuss development plans for the Los Alamitos Race Track and its surrounding area tonight at a special public forum. The forum is sponsored by the new owners of the track, who say they want to hear from the public before filing a specific redevelopment plan. In particular, they want to discuss sensitive issues concerning the land with community leaders.
October 5, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Corona Kool makes her first appearance in more than seven months as the 127-pound highweight in tonight's $54,150 Las Damas Handicap. Owned by Lucas Racing Inc. and trained by Donna McArthur, the 5-year-old First Down Dash mare was last seen winning the Los Alamitos Winter Championship on March 2. It was her 14th victory in 24 starts. In the 400-yard Las Damas, which is a Grade II, Corona Kool will break from Post 4 in the field of eight and will be ridden, as usual, by Sam Thompson.
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