Los Alamitos Race Course

December 22, 2014
Simmering acrimony between a prominent trainer and top jockey erupted into fisticuffs on Sunday at Los Alamitos, where trainer Richard Baltas and jockey Martin Pedroza scuffled briefly before being separated by a security guard.
December 21, 2014
The Los Alamitos Futurity was the final scoring race of the year for 2-year-olds, and in terms of drama, the best was saved for last. DORTMUND out-finished FIRING LINE and MR. Z following a dramatic stretch duel in which the three runners were ...
December 20, 2014
Dortmund remained unbeaten and prevailed in both his stakes debut and his first start around two turns in the Grade 1, $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity on Saturday, but it wasn’t easy, for both Firing Line and Mr. Z made him work for it in one of the ...
December 18, 2014
Trainer Peter Miller has the likely favorite in Saturday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in El Nino Terrible, a 3-year-old colt who won an optional claimer over 1 1/16 miles Nov. 23 at Del Mar. The race Saturday is for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles.
I would think twice about betting heavily on Dortmund this Saturday. A lofty reputation is not always money in the bank.
December 17, 2014
American Pharoah, the favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile before being sidelined with an injury, is tack walking and will not return to the track to begin training until Jan. 1, his trainer, Bob Baffert, said Wednesday morning.
Shared Belief, who will be favored Dec. 26 in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita, worked six furlongs in 1:15 Tuesday at Golden Gate Fields.
No Problem, the winner of the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar in November, was supplemented to Saturday’s $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity for $20,000 when entries were taken Wednesday.
December 16, 2014
The 3-year-old gelding Johns Journey faces a lengthy recuperation after unseating jockey Fernando Perez and striking the inside rail in an optional claimer at Los Alamitos on Saturday.
Acceptance, unbeaten in three starts after winning Sunday’s King Glorious Stakes, is likely to remain in the California-bred division for his first start of 2015.