All tagged California Racing
This year's Triple Crown preps were notable for producing a number of high-class contenders, and, coincidently, it was the first year of mostly all-dirt trials since major tracks in California, Kentucky, and Dubai abandoned synthetic surfaces for the real thing.
Introducing our new feature on the latest racetrack news!
Craig Anthony Lewis is a racetrack lifer. And at 67, if genealogy and longevity mean anything, he still has a long way to go as a trainer. His father, Seymour, is 92. His mother, Norma, is 90. They still live together in Seal Beach, California.
Sean McCarthy is a rarity among trainers. He speaks in complete sentences. Here’s what he said in a post-race interview after the biggest win of his career, Majestic Harbor’s 6 1/4-length upset at 14-1 in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28...
Los Alamitos, in Southern California, rose to national prominence as the base of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome and this summer joins the main California Thoroughbred circuit with 3 meets scheduled for this year. The inaugural meet this July will host the Los Alamitos Derby-G2, with a guaranteed purse of $500,000. The buzz is almost tangible!
With the closure of iconic Hollywood Park, the sport is relying on hope even more. This year could be critical.