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The Los Alamitos Futurity Stakes
The Los Alamitos Futurity is a 1 1/16 mile Grade I race (8.5 furlongs) for 2-year-olds run annually in December. Beginning in 2014 it has been run at Los Alamitos Race Course in California following the closure of Hollywood Park. The race originated in 1981 and the current purse is $300,000.
The Los Alamitos Futurity is part of the 'Road to the Kentucky Derby', and the race awards Derby qualifying points to the top-4 finishers (10-4-2-1).
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), Real Quiet (1998) and Lookin at Lucky (2010), and Belmont Stakes winner A.P. Indy (1992). Point Given (2001) won the Preakness and Belmont after winning the Futurity as well.
The 2016 Futurity will be remembered for the brilliant win by Mastery. Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite for trainer Bob Baffert, Mastery blew away the field by more than 7 lengths for his 3rd-consecutive victory. He was on his way to being the Kentucky Derby favorite after his next win by 7 lengths in the 2017 San Felipe Stakes made him 4-for-4. But Mastery suffered a race injury that hindered his path.
The other two most recent winners of the Futurity, Mor Spirit (2016) and Dortmund (2015) both went on to be contenders in the Kentucky Derby and each has won more than $1.6 million in earnings and at least 45% of their career starts.
The fastest time in the 1 1/16 mile Futurity is 1:40.74 by Afternoon Deelites (1994) with Kent Desormeaux aboard. The year before in 1993, Laffit Pincay, Jr. rode Valiant Nature to victory in 1:40.78.
Trainer Bob Baffert has been a dominant fixture in the Futurity, winning the race a record 9 times including three in a row, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Jockey’s Alex Solis and Laffit Pincay, Jr. won the race a record 4 times each.
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The 2018 Los Alamitos Futurity Field & Morning Line Odds
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The Los Alamitos Stakes Day Live Racing Schedule
First Race: Dec 8th at 4:30pm ET (12:30pm PT)
The Futurity: 6:28am ET (2:28pm PT)
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