KENTUCKIAN LEADS SOLID FIELD IN GRADE II LOS ALAMITOS DERBY ON SATURDAY
A pair of Hall of Famers – trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Mike Smith – will try to make it consecutive wins in the Grade II Los Alamitos Derby when the promising Kentuckian stretches out for the first time Saturday.
Restricted to 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the $350,000-guaranteed Derby is the richest event of the Summer Thoroughbred Festival and is the eighth of nine races. Post time is 2:15 p.m. Appoximate post time for the Derby is 5:43 p.m.
Hollendorfer and Smith combined to win the Los Alamitos Derby with Shared Belief a year ago in the talented gelding’s first start on dirt.
In addition to the Derby, Saturday will feature a Shared Belief T-shirt giveaway – one per paid admission while supplies last.
Gimme Da Lute and Prospect Park, the 1-2 finishers in the Grade III Affirmed June 7 at Santa Anita, both have something Kentuckian lacks – two-turn victories.
Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owner-breeders Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Gimme Da Lute won the Affirmed by a half-length in his first attempt at 1 1/16 miles.
The rest of the field includes Gimme Da Lute and Prospect Park, the 1-2 finishers in the Grade III Affirmed June 7, and longshots Pain and Misery and Follow Me Crev.
The Derby is the eighth of nine races and it will be televised live on Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports Prime Ticket and MSG Plus (5-6 p.m. PDT). Scheduled post time is 5:43 p.m.
There will also be a Shared Belief T-shirt giveaway – one per paid admission while supplies last.
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LOS ALAMITOS DERBY T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY ON SATURDAY FEATURING 2014 WINNER SHARED BELIEF
Get a free T while supplies last on Saturday. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. The T-shirt will feature the image of the outstanding champion Shared Belief on the back.
2015 FACTS AND FIGURES
Location: 4961 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, Calif. 90720
Los Alamitos Race Course is located on Katella Ave., 2 miles east of the 605 Freeway in the city of Cypress.
Summer Thoroughbred Festival Dates: Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 12; Racing Thursday-Sunday
Post Time: 2:15 p.m.; Gates open 9:30 a.m.
Track: 1 mile, dirt surface
Admission Prices: $3 grandstand, $5 Clubhouse & $10 Vessels Club
Parking: Free general parking, $5 preferred
Wagering Menu: 50 Cent Players’ Pick 5 (14% takeout) on Races 1-5; 50 Cent Pick 4 (Races 2-5 and final four; Late Pick 4 guaranteed at $200,000); $2 Pick Six on final six races; $2 Rolling Daily Doubles (18% takeout starting on Race 1); $1 Pick 3 starting in race 1; $1 exacta on every race; 10 cent superfecta wagering on every race with at least 6 entrants; $1 trifecta on every race with at least 6 entrants; $1 Super High Five on final race.
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