December 2016

Winter Challenge Stakes preview

Winter Challenge Stakes To Star ‘Chrome’

In order to prepare California Chrome for the 2017 Pegasus Cup at Gulfstream Park, those at Los Alamitos have written the Winter Challenge Stakes. A very large field has declared for the event, which is…



Mastery Tops at Futurity

When it comes to their first two-turn test, a number of promising juveniles fall short of continued success. That didn’t happen to Mastery though, who won the $300,000 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (gr. I)…



Chad Brown’s “Quiet” December

Likely Eclipse Award nominee Chad Brown is gearing up for a quiet December. Most of his charges are in gear down mode following a busy and eventfal 2016 racing season, while others are in the…



Blue Grass downgraded with wood memorial

Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Downgraded

In somewhat of a surprising move, the Blue Grass Stakes and the Wood Memorial were downgraded by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Association. Both races will now qualify as grade II races after running at…