Keeping up with its tradition of hosting the richest stakes schedule in Quarter Horse racing, Los Alamitos, in partnership with the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association, is once again offering three futurities worth at least one million dollars in 2012. The three rich futurities are the Ed Burke Million Futurity, Golden State Million Futurity, and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. These three races make up the Los Alamitos Bonanza, which serves as the track's version of the Triple Crown. Los Alamitos the only Quarter Horse track in the nation to offer three $1,000,0000 futurities during a single meet.
"Los Alamitos is committed to having the best Quarter Horse stakes program in the world," said Ed Allred, the owner and president of Los Alamitos Race Course.
The Ed Burke is held on June 24 and will feature $250,000 in added money. The Golden State will remain in its established late fall slot and will be contested on Sunday, November 4. The Los Alamitos Two Million will be held on Sunday, December 16. As it has been the case since its inauguration in 1995, the Los Alamitos Bonanza will offer a $1,000,000 cash bonus to the connections of any horse capable of sweeping the Ed Burke, Golden State and Los Alamitos Two Million. If anyone claims the Bonanza - like champions Hawkish and Higher Fire have come close to doing in recent years - the connections of that horse will receive the seven-figure cash bonus virtually on the spot.
For information on the Los Alamitos Bonanza, please contact Los Alamitos Nominations Director Melodie Knuchell at 714-820-2801. For information, on the Ed Burke Memorial Futurity, please contact the PCQHRA at 714-236-1755.