LARC NEWS Posted: 11/4/2022 9:01:08 AM

FUTURITY, STARLET TOP WINTER STAKES SCHEDULE

     Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of graded races – highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos.

The six-day season is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 9 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 18. Post time will be 12:30 p.m. with racing conducted Friday-Sunday (Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18) both weeks.

The $300,000-guaranteed Starlet, a Grade I for 2-year-old fillies, will be renewed for the ninth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, Dec. 10, one week before the Grade II, $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity.  The Starlet and the Futurity will be run at 1 1/16 miles.

Nominees to the Starlet include And Tell Me Nolies, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante and Grade II Chandelier, Home Cooking, runner-up in the Del Mar Debutante, and Los Alamitos maiden winner Carla. Los Alamitos Futurity nominees include two-time Grade I winner Cave Rock, Gandolfini and Capote Stakes winner Hard to Figure.

The other two stakes for juveniles will be run at one mile and are ungraded. The $100,000 Soviet Problem – for fillies - will be offered Sunday, Dec. 11 while the $100,000 King Glorious will be run Sunday, Dec. 18. Both are for horses bred or sired in California.

The complete LARA Winter Thoroughbred Stakes schedule:

Date                      Race                      Distance         Purse

Saturday, Dec. 10   The Starlet (Grade I)       1/16th miles    $300,000

2-Year-Old Fillies

 

Sunday, Dec. 11      Soviet Problem Stakes      One Mile            $100,000

2-Year-Old Fillies, Bred or Sired in California

 

Saturday, Dec. 17   Los Alamitos Futurity (GII) 1/16th miles  $200,000                                                                                  

2-Year-Olds

 

Sunday, Dec. 18    King Glorious Stakes One Mile     $100,000                                                                                   

2-Year-Olds, Bred or Sired in California


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