Daytime racing is back in Orange County with the Los Alamitos Fall Thoroughbred season opening on Friday, September 5. First post time is 2 p.m. Live racing will continue throughout the evening with live Quarter Horse racing slated to immediately follow the live Thoroughbred card. Daytime racing will feature 8-9 Thoroughbred races, with a condensed Quarter Horse program following with up to five races on the card. The popular early Pick 4 will kick off the night Quarter Horse program. Live Day and Night racing will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week at Los Alamitos Race Course. For info, please call 714-820-2800. Grandstand admission is $3, clubhouse is $5 and Vessels Club is $10. Los Alamitos features free general parking.
It's a party after the races! The award winning Elton - "The Early Years" tribute band will perform after the last Los Alamitos live race on Saturday, September 6. Concert will start at approximately 8 p.m. Grandstand admission is $3 and Vessels Club admission is $10. For more info call 714-820-2800. For info on Kenny Metcalf as Elton go to http://kennymetcalfaselton.com/
Los Alamitos will be part of the state-wide handicapping tournament on Saturday, September 13. Sign ups will take place at Los Alamitos starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Racing Rewards booth on Sept. 13. The Rewards booth is located on the top level of the grandstand outside of the Vessels Club. Are you the best handicapper in California? Play this statewide live-money tournament for a chance to win monthly cash prizes and a coveted seat to the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. Other tournament dates include October 11 and November 8. For info call 714-820-2690.
Los Alamitos is currently being featured on Travelzoo.com. For only $15, you can get two grandstand admission, preferred parking, two California Chrome t-shirts and a racing program during the Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Fall meeting - The LA County Fair meet operated by Los Alamitos. The package is valid September 5-21. For more info call 714-820-2800.
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome looked sharp in his reunion with Victor Espinoza, as he worked 4 furlongs handily in :47.40 on Friday at Los Alamitos. "The Chrome" is preparing for a return to racing in mid to late September. He will be making a special training appearance at Los Alamitos in between the 3rd and 4th daytime race on Saturday, September 6. For more info, please call 714-820-2800.
Champion Shared Belief, the winner of the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby on July 5, added Sunday's Pacific Classic at Del Mar to his resume and is now a win away from claiming the $1 million Bolton Challenge bonus. Shared Belief will win the $1 million bonus if he is victorious in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Shared Belief became eligible for the inaugural Bolton Challenge when he won the Los Alamitos Derby. The Pacific Classic was the second leg of the series. Los Alamitos will simulcast the World Thoroughbred Breeders' Cup Championships on October 31 and November 1. Los Alamitos offers daily simulcast racing headed by east coast Thoroughbred racing, Del Mar and Northern California Fairs racing. Click on the racing calendar for more.
Los Alamitos live races are now being broadcast in High Definition. The HD broadcast will be available on-track on high definition monitors and on TVG's The Quarters when shown on Prime Ticket. The improved pictured will also be sharper on The Quarters show on TVG. Los Alamitos Race Course is the first Quarter Horse racing signal in the nation to be available in crystal clear HD. In addition, Los Alamitos will debut beautiful new graphics. The upcoming daytime Thoroughbred meet set to open on September 5 will also feature an HD broadcast. For more, please call 714-820-2690.
The Los Alamitos gift shop will offer unique Home of The Chrome gear. Items will include hats, shirts, and sweatshirts. The Gift Shop is open on racing nights. For more info, call 714-820-2800.