Los Alamitos

Jess Good Reason has been beaten in her last two starts, largely because of poor starts. Despite the setbacks, Jess Good Reason figures to play a key role in Sunday’s $125,000 Mildred Vessels Handicap at Los Alamitos.Full Story >>
September 04, 2017
Heza Dasha Fire, the 2015 Quarter Horse World Champion, won his first stakes of 2017 in Sunday’s $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap at Los Alamitos, moving closer to an expected start in the $750,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 16.
August 21, 2017
That Rico won the first major stakes of his career in Sunday’s $259,900 Golden State Derby at 400 yards at Los Alamitos under a hand ride from leading jockey Jesus Ayala.
August 06, 2017
Brad McKinzie, a racing executive who played a vital role in the expansion of Los Alamitos in recent years, died after a battle with cancer Sunday afternoon, according to his friends and Los Alamitos officials.
December 19, 2016
Sometimes it's okay to just watch them run, to strip away all the folderol that has nothing to do with the heart of the matter and simply enjoy the sight of a remarkable Thoroughbred in action. It happened with Tom Fool, Kelso and Forego, and it ...
June 26, 2015
Between July 2 and July 12 Los Alamitos is running the first of its three mini-meets created from the Hollywood Park dates that neither Santa Anita nor Del Mar wanted to run, as well as the abandonment of racing by Fairplex Park. Blink and you miss ...
July 04, 2014
Those 5,702 patrons passing through the turnstiles at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday afternoon had no idea they were semi-willing participants in a grand experiment, one designed to gauge the chances of Thoroughbred racing in Southern California ...
July 03, 2014
You call Jim Rome to talk about Shared Belief making his return to stakes competition Saturday in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby, and the least you hope for is a little taste of smack from the man who runs the jungle. Instead, what do you get? Adlai ...
July 01, 2014
Beginning Thursday, Los Alamitos will be home to both top-class Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. You might think this would be cause for an identity crisis, but the two worlds have been intermingling for decades.
March 05, 2014
California Chrome, the impressive winner of two straight races for California-breds, will represent not only his state’s breeding industry but the track where he trains, Los Alamitos, when he runs in Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes.
October 18, 2013
Los Alamitos is poised to start construction on transforming its five-furlong track to a one-mile oval, and much thought has gone into how to do it right.