Los Alamitos Futurity

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Los Alamitos Futurity
(ex Hollywood Futurity)
Grade I race
Location Los Alamitos Race Course
Cypress, California
Inaugurated 1981
Race type ThoroughbredFlat racing
Website Los Alamitos
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight All starters carry 121 pounds
Purse $500,000

The Los Alamitos Futurity is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1981, originally at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California where it was called the Hollywood Futurity and later the CashCall Futurity. Beginning in 2014 it has been run at Los Alamitos Race Course, following the closure of Hollywood Park.[1] The Grade I race is open to two-year-old horses and run over a distance of 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs). It was raced on dirt until 2006 when Hollywood Park Racetrack installed the synthetic racing surface known as Cushion Track. It returned to a dirt track when the race moved to Los Alamitos.

Raced in the latter part of December, the race currently offers a purse of $750,000. In 1983, the race had a total purse of $1,049,725, making it the first million-dollar race for two-year-olds and the richest Thoroughbred horse race at the time.

Inaugurated as the Hollywood Futurity, in 2007 the race name was changed to the CashCall Futurity under a sponsorship arrangement with the racing stable owner and founder of the CashCall consumer lending company, J. Paul Reddam. Originally raced at the current 8.5 furlongs, between 1985 and 1990 the event was run at 8 furlongs.

Six Futurity starters have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby: Gato Del Sol (1982), Ferdinand (1986), Alysheba (1987), Thunder Gulch (1995), Real Quiet (1998), and Giacomo (2005). Preakness winners include Snow Chief (1986), Lookin at Lucky (2010), and Belmont winner A. P. Indy (1992). Real Quiet won the Derby and Preakness and Point Given won the 2001 Preakness & Belmont. Oxbow, who was fourth in the 2012 Futurity, won the Preakness. With his win in 1987, Tejano became the first two-year-old to achieve career earnings of $1 million.

Records[edit]

Speed records:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 7 - Bob Baffert (1997, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014)

Most wins by an owner:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Dortmund Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1:40.86
2013 Shared Belief Corey Nakatani Jerry Hollendorfer Jungle Racing, Hollendorfer, Todaro, et al 1:42.16
2012 Violence Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher Black Rock Thoroughbreds 1:43.50
2011 Liaison Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert Arnold Zetcher 1:42.86
2010 Comma to the Top Corey Nakatani Peter Miller Barber/Birnbaum/Tsujihara 1:44.72
2009 Lookin at Lucky Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:43.30
2008 Pioneerof the Nile Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1:41.95
2007 Into Mischief Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella B. Wayne Hughes 1:40.82
2006 Stormello Kent Desormeaux William L. Currin W. L. Currin & A. Eisman 1:42.19
2005 Brother Derek Alex Solis Dan Hendricks Cecil N. Peacock 1:42.02
2004 Declan's Moon Victor Espinoza Ronald W. Ellis Jay Em Ess Stable 1:41.63
2003 Lion Heart Mike E. Smith Patrick Biancone Smith & Tabor 1:42.80
2002 Toccet Jorge Chavez John F. Scanlan Dan Borislow 1:41.26
2001 Siphonic Jerry D. Bailey David Hofmans Amerman Racing Stables 1:42.09
2000 Point Given Gary L. Stevens Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:42.21
1999 Captain Steve Robby Albarado Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:43.27
1998 Tactical Cat Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:42.63
1997 Real Quiet Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:41.34
1996 Swiss Yodeler Alex Solis Mike Harrington Heinz Steinmann 1:42.70
1995 Matty G Alex Solis Ron McAnally Jack & Joan Goodwin 1:41.75
1994 Afternoon Deelites Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella Burt Bacharach 1:40.74
1993 Valiant Nature Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Verne Winchell 1:40.78
1992 River Special Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert B. Hess, Jr. Golden Eagle Farm 1:43.27
1991 A.P. Indy Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Tomonori Tsurumaki 1:42.85
1990 Best Pal Jose A. Santos Gary F. Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1:35.40
1989 Grand Canyon Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:33.00
1988 King Glorious Chris McCarron Jerry Hollendorfer Four M Stable/Halo Farms 1:35.60
1987 Tejano Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Lloyd R. French, Jr. 1:34.60
1986 Temperate Sil Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Frankfurt Stables & Whittingham 1:36.10
1985 Snow Chief Alex Solis Melvin F. Stute C. Grinstead / B. Rochelle 1:34.20
1984 Stephans Odyssey Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Henryk de Kwiatkowski 1:43.40
1983 Fali Time Sandy Hawley Gary F. Jones J. Mamakos/Dr. M. Stubrin 1:41.60
1982 Roving Boy Ed Delahoussaye Joseph Manzi Robert E. Hibbert 1:41.80
1981 Stalwart Chris McCarron D. Wayne Lukas Marvin L. Warner 1:47.80

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shinar, Jack. "Dortmund Wins Dramatic Los Alamitos Futurity". bloodhorse.com. Retrieved 23 December 2014.