LARC NEWS Posted: 10/27/2023 5:44:08 PM

CINDERELLA AND CARRIAGE WINS COSTUME CONTEST GRAND PRIZE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

       Sara Flores became one of the youngest grand prize winners ever of the Los Alamitos Race Course annual Halloween Costume Contest after the 6-month-old cutie from Pasadena was selected as the big winner of the event on Saturday, October 21.

       Accompanied by her parents, Gabriela and Fernando Flores, Sara was dressed up as Cinderella and her baby stroller was decorated as the horse-drawn carriage taking her to the ball ready to charm the prince. For horses, Gabriela found a pair of mylar balloons with the image of beautiful white horses. Even Gabriela joined the fun, as she dressed up as Cinderella’s fairy godmother. The entire costume and props stole the hearts of the judges’ hearts, as baby Sara won the $700 grand prize. To celebrate, the toddler started eating her golden slipper to the delight of the large crowd in attendance.

          “I came across the idea on TikTok and thought that it was very creative and thought that I could do it myself as well,” Gabriela said. “Sara is the main star of this costume, and she enjoyed nibbling on her slippers.”

        Held in conjunction with the live racing program at Los Alamitos Race Course for the past 25 years, the Costume Contest is one of the biggest in terms of attendance in North Orange County.

        The Los Alamitos Halloween Costume Contest featured seven different aged divisions. Each divisional winner advanced to the grand finale. In addition to Sara Flores winning the 2 and under division, other winners included Ariana Martinez as a Box of Crayons in the 3-4 year old division;  Noah Salazar as the Operation Game in the 5-6 year old division; Liliana Estrada as Rapunzel in the 7-8 division; Sophie Becerra as Beetlejuice in the 9-11 division; Roshelly Rocha of Pico Rivera as a Dia De Los Muertos character in the 12-15 division; and Vicente and Wendy Uribe of Pico Rivera as the Headless Horseman and his helper in the 16 & up division. The Youth Center of Cypress was the local organization that benefited from proceeds raised at this event.  

         Photos and videos of the event can be seen on the track’s social media pages on Twitter and Instagram @losalracing. For more information on the event call 714-820-2690.  

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