Tag: Los Alamitos Race Course

Los Alamitos Race Takes Safety Steps Following Recent Horse Deaths

CYPRESS, Calif.—Following a spate of deaths of four horses in an 11-day span, Los Alamitos Race Course has taken a series of steps aimed at improving safety, including a consultation with a racing-surface expert to review the track, the California Horse Racing Board announced on March 24. The most recent death at the track occurred on…


Horse Killed After Suffering Injury at Los Alamitos Race

CYPRESS—A 4-year-old gelding has been killed after suffering an injury while racing at Los Alamitos Race Course, state horse racing officials told City News Service Jan. 9. Big Fabuloso—whose 15 career starts and two first-place finishes were all at Los Alamitos—required euthanasia after he was vanned off following the injury in Saturday’s sixth race, according to Mike Marten, spokesman for…


2nd Horse Injured at Los Alamitos Race Dies

CYPRESS, Calif.—The second of two horses vanned off with injuries in the same race at Los Alamitos on Sunday has died, state officials confirmed Dec. 2. Not This World, a two-year-old filly with 10 starts and one first-place finish, was injured during Sunday’s seventh race, in which Conchita, another two-year-old filly with four starts and one first-place…


Two Horses Injured, One Fatally, in Same Race at Los Alamitos

CYPRESS, Calif.—One of two horses vanned off with injuries in the same race at Los Alamitos has died Nov. 28, state officials confirmed. Conchita, a 2-year-old filly with four starts and one first-place finish, fell during Sunday’s seventh race, which also included an unspecified injury to Not This World, another 2-year-old filly. Both horses are…


Racehorse Died From Back Injury Suffered at Los Alamitos

CYPRESS—Officials released more details today on the death of a racehorse who was injured at Los Alamitos Race Course. Steamy was a three-year-old filly who died May 4, according to the California Horse Racing Board, which listed her death as racing-related. Her last race was April 30 at Los Alamitos, when she finished last in…


Horse Dies in Training at Los Alamitos

CYPRESS—A horse died March 2 while training at Los Alamitos Race Course. One Famous Prize was a two-year-old gelding who had never been raced. His death was confirmed by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), but no further details were provided. Los Alamitos officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. One Famous…


Horse That Survived 2017 Lilac Fire Wins First Race at Los Alamitos

CYPRESS—A 6-year-old racehorse who survived the deadly 2017 Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall won her first race in an emotional finish at Los Alamitos. Lovely Finish pulled away from the field en route to a 3-length win in the Feb. 13 first race at the Cypress track, a 1,000-yard maiden contest….