Los Alamitos Futurity

  • Location: Los Alamitos – Los Alamitos, CA
  • Inaugural Race: 1981 (at Hollywood Park)
  • Distance: 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Two-year-olds
  • 2017 Purse: $300,000
  • 2017 Race Date: Saturday, December 9th

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2018 Los Alamitos Futurity Entries & Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
1ImprobableDrayden Van DykeBob Baffert2.402.10-
6Mucho GustoJoseph TalamoBob Baffert2.60-
5Extra HopeFlavien PratRichard E. Mandella-
3Dueling Mike E. SmithJerry Hollendorfer
2SavageryFlorent GerouxPeter Miller
5King of SpeedKent J. DesormeauxJeff Bonde

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The History of the Los Alamitos Futurity

Inaugurated in 1981 as the Hollywood Futurity, the race moved to Los Alamitos and became the Los Alamitos Futurity in 2014 with the closure of Hollywood Park. It remains the final grade one race of the U.S. calendar year for 2-year-olds, and it forms part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series, with points split on a 10-4-2-1 basis for the first four horses.

The race has been a great guide to the following year’s Classics, with five winners going on to score Classic victories (Snow Chief, A.P. Indy, Real Quiet, Point Given, and Lookin At Lucky), while another seven horses that didn’t win also went on to take out Classics (Gato Del Sol, Tank’s Prospect, Ferdinand, Alysheba, Thunder Gulch, Giacomo, and Oxbow).

It’s a race that can also decide the Eclipse Award for Champion 2-Year-Old Male. The eight Eclipse Award winners since 1984 that didn’t take out the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile included three winners of this race: Declan’s Moon (2004), Lookin At Lucky (2009), and Shared Belief (2013). Other notable winners of the race include Best Pal, Captain Steve, Brother Derek, and Pioneerof The Nile.