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Los Alamitos to offer special “Big Money Double” on October 29-30


October 27, 2016     E-mail this page to a friend!

Los Alamitos Race Course will offer a special wagering double that connects the Grade 1, $350,000 Bank of America Championship and the Grade 1, $1,016,250 Golden State Million Futurity. Both races will be held this weekend at the Orange County track.

Named the “Los Alamitos Big Money Double,” this special wager gets underway with the Bank of America Challenge Championship —the 10th race on Saturday, October 29. The Golden State Million Futurity is the closing leg of the Big Money Double and is scheduled to be run on Sunday, October 30.

The Bank of America Championship is the richest of 10 races to be contested on Saturday at Los Alamitos as part of the AQHA Bank of America Racing Challenge. The Bank of America Challenge Championship features 12 outstanding 3-year-olds and older racing as the classic 440-yard distance. The field includes 2014 World Champion JRC Callas Firsta, winner of 17-races in his 30-race career. Among the horses he’ll face is Bill Hoburg’s BH Lisas Boy, winner of the California Regional Championship at 440-yards in August.

Wagering on the Los Alamitos Big Money Double must be made prior to the start of the Bank of America Championship, which has an approximate post time of 10:12 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Saturday night. First post for the 10-race Racing Challenge card on Saturday is 6:00 p.m. PT. The wager will then be completed with the running of the Golden State Million Futurity. The 400-yard race for juveniles features a 10-horse field led by Governor’s Cup Futurity winner AJS Anna Smoke, two-time major futurity runner-up Worth Doing, and fastest qualifier and likely Golden State Million morning-line favorite Cartel Sixes.

“With a wide-open, 12-horse field in the Bank of America Championship on Saturday and an outstanding 10-horse field racing in the Golden State Million on Sunday, we believe that this special double will be a very attractive and fun wager for our racing fans,” said Orlando Gutierrez, the marketing and publicity director at Los Alamitos Race Course.