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Los Al raises Quarter Horse purses


August 29, 2004     E-mail this page to a friend!

LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE, CYPRESS, CA... Los Alamitos Race Course has increased purses for Quarter Horse overnight races by 10 percent effective on Thursday, August 26, Ed Allred, the track's owner and general manager, announced Sunday.

       The purse hike means that at the high end of overnight Quarter Horse races for 3-year-olds and upward, overnight handicaps will now feature a purse of $16,000. Open allowances will feature a purse of $15,750 for a 10-horse field, while conditioned allowance races with a 10-horse field now features a purse of $14,750. Overnight handicaps for 2-year-olds will have a purse of $14,000, while their open allowances will have a $12,750 for a 10-horse field.  

     A 10-horse field of $2,000 claimers - the bottom level at Los Alamitos - will now race for a $6,550 purse, up from $5,750. Each horse that starts in an overnight Quarter Horse race at Los Alamitos will continue to earn a guaranteed $300 starter fee.

    For more information, please call 714-820-2690. The purse schedule follows, and it has also been updated on the track's website at www.losalamitos.com under the Horsemen section. Live racing continues at Los Alamitos on a Thursday through Sunday basis through December 19, 2004.