LARC NEWS Posted: 10/18/2018 5:14:35 PM


            Four stakes for 2-year-olds – including a pair of Grade I races – highlight the upcoming Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, Dec. 6 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 16.  


The $300,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the $300,000-guaranteed Starlet – for fillies – will be renewed on Saturday, Dec. 8. Won a year ago –via disqualification - by the Bob Baffert-trained McKinzie, (photo) the Futurity – like the Starlet – will be contested at 1 1/16 miles.


Among the nominees to the Futurity, are double Grade I winner Game Winner, King of Speed, a two-time stakes winner on turf for trainer Jeff Bonde, and first out Los Alamitos winner Mucho Gusto.


Nominees for the Starlet, which was won a year ago by the Baffert-trained Dream Tree, include Del Mar Debutante and Chandelier winner Bellafina, Chasing Yesterday, who won the Anoakia Stakes Oct. 14, and Barretts Debutante heroine Kim K.


The other two stakes will be run at one mile and are ungraded. The $100,000 Soviet Problem – for fillies - will be offered Saturday, Dec. 15 while the $100,000 King Glorious will be run Sunday, Dec. 16. Both are for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California.


The complete stakes schedule:


Date                Race                                                        Distance              Purse

Sat, Dec. 8   The Starlet (GI)                                        1 1/16th Miles   $300,000

                    2-Year-Old Fillies                                                                                   


Sat, Dec. 8   Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (GI)   1 1/16th Miles      $300,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   



Sat, Dec. 15  Soviet Problem Stakes                            One Mile             $100,000

              2-Year-Old Fillies  (California bred or sired)


Sun, Dec. 16  King Glorious Stakes                             One Mile             $100,000

              2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings (California bred or sired)                      



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