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2014 Champion of Champions CANCELLED


November 8, 2014     E-mail this page to a friend!

Cathy Monji, President and Director of Los Alamitos Race Course, announced this morning that the 2014 Champion of Champions has been cancelled.

The historic classic, first run in 1972, has usually determined World Championship honors. Track management felt that, for several reasons, this year’s edition of the race would not draw a representative field of horses from the nation’s leading Quarter Horse tracks. Los Alamitos track owner, Ed Allred, stated that “the major Quarter Horse tracks and the American Quarter Horse Association need to standardize and enforce regulations prohibiting clenbuterol and its analogues.”

The Z Wayne Griffin Directors Trials will not be run on November 16, but a $50,000 Z Wayne Griffin Invitational for 3 year olds and up at 400 yards will be carded on that date.

On December 13, 2014, the date of the cancelled Champion of Champions, a $100,000 added Christmas Invitational will be featured at 400 yards for 3 year olds and up.

Los Alamitos Race Course plans to resume the Champion of Champions in 2015 with a purse of at least $600,000.

The cancellation follows a second postponement of the Los Alamitos Super Derby (see http://www.theracingjournal.com/news/news-2155.html ).