August 18, 1993 |
Jockey Carlos Aguilar and trainer Ward Brookfield should have been smiling. Nicotine 1988 had won the $20,000 Pat Hyland Memorial Handicap on Friday, his first stakes victory. But as they posed for a picture in the winner's circle with the 5-year-old quarter horse gelding, they looked as if they would have preferred to have been somewhere else.
May 9, 1990 |
Los Alamitos will stage the first $100,000 race of its spring-summer meeting Saturday night when 10 3-year-olds go to the post in the 37th running of the Los Alamitos Derby. The 440-yard event is also the first Grade I race on the track's schedule, and the horses who qualified out of the May 2 trials will try to add their names to a notable list of Derby champions, such as Jet Deck (1963), Goetta (1964), Kaweah Bar (1969), Dash For Cash (1976), Town Policy (1978) and Sgt Pepper Feature (1981).