LOS ALAMITOS

Thru Thursday

JOCKEYS / WINS

Drayden Van Dyke / 5

Abel Cedillo / 4

Jorge Velez / 4

Seven tied / 2

TRAINERS / WINS

Bob Baffert / 7

Jeff Bonde / 2

Val Brinkerhoff / 2

Brian Koriner / 2

Andrew Lerner / 2

WEEKEND STAKES (LOS ALAMITOS)

Saturday

• $100,000 Soviet Downside Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 1 mile

Sunday

• $100,000 King Wonderful Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 mile

DOWN THE STRETCH

• Jockey Joe Talamo registered the two,000th victory of his occupation on Thursday aboard Rizzi’s Honors within the 5th race at Los Alamitos. The 29-year-old Talamo, who might be leaving Southern California on Jan. Five to start out using at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, received his first race July 7, 2006 at Louisiana Downs. He was once joined in a winner’s circle birthday celebration by way of his spouse Elizabeth, his two younger sons, longtime agent Scotty McClellan and a number of other of the jockeys. “There such a lot of homeowners and running shoes to thank that gave me the alternatives that ended in this milestone,” Talamo advised Los Alamitos exposure. “I’m so thankful.”

• Longtime Los Alamitos announcer Ed Burgart, who will retire after his ultimate quarter-race name on Sunday night time, has also referred to as the thoroughbreds throughout his 40-year occupation. He believes it’s extra vital than ever for the trade to drag in combination at a vital juncture. “We’re in a hollow presently,” he mentioned. “I feel a large number of us may have created it by way of no longer getting in combination and presenting our recreation the best way we will have to have when the eventualities arose remaining January and February. We will have to have more than likely been extra proactive in announcing how nice horse racing is as a substitute of bowing all the way down to one of the crucial individuals who have been portraying it as a recreation that was once evil.”

• Doug O’Neill, whose solid accounts for a big portion of Southern California’s dwindling horse inhabitants, plans to transport about 30 of his horses to Dubai and Oaklawn Park in Arkansas someday subsequent month. O’Neill expressed his frustrations with Santa Anita control in an interview with the Thoroughbred Day-to-day Information. “I don’t wish to discuss for everyone, however that’s my greatest frustration, that there’s a loss of verbal exchange from the higher-u.s.and a loss of selling and advertising and marketing of the nice recreation of horse racing in California,” he advised the newsletter.

— Artwork Wilson



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