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Back to work! Racing resumes in 2011


January 1, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

TRJ—The Racing Journal wishes everyone a joyous, safe, and win-filled New Year. Now, get out to the racetrack and make some money!

Tonight is opening night of the 2011 Los Alamitos Race Course meet. The 61st racing season gets underway with a 10-race program kicking off the 2011 Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred meeting. Tonight’s opening night feature has 10 Quarter Horses running in the $20,000 Holiday Handicap for 3-year-olds at 350 yards.

The New Year also brings a change to Sunday post times, beginning with tomorrow’s program. First posttime at Los Alamitos on Sundays is changing to 5:00 p.m. PT. Post times on Fridays and Saturdays will remain at the usual 7:00 p.m. first post.

Turf Paradise and Portland Meadows resumed racing on Sunday, December 26, and Monday, December 27, respectively.

Turf Paradise will race on both Saturday and Sunday the first and last weekends of January; open for simulcast only on Wednesday, January 5; and maintain its regular live schedule of Friday-Saturday and Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday live racing for the remainder of the month.

Portland Meadows has changed its posttime for the first race on January 4, 5, and 6, moving it up 20 minutes for a 12:20 p.m. PT first post. The regular 12:40 posttime resumes on Monday, January 10.