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Horse races for lots of dough Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course

December 5, 2016     E-mail this page to a friend!

Katella Deli enjoys a visit from Brenda Maturino (left) and Alyssa Pascual (right) of The Katella Deli
(photo by Los Alamitos Race Course)
Los Alamitos Race Course hosts its richest race of the year on Sunday night, December 11, with the running of the $2,000,000 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. Ten 2-year-old horses are scheduled to run in the 400-yard race, all hoping for a chance to win a first place prize of $801,381.

One of the top contenders in the rich Los Alamitos Two Million is the Jaime Gomez-trained bay gelding Katella Deli, named after the famous restaurant, bakery and delicatessen The Katella Deli, which is located ¾ miles west from the Cypress racetrack. On Saturday morning, December 3, Katella Deli, the horse, and the wonderful crew that cares for him met three of the friendly employees from The Katella Deli, bakery manager Ana Chresaidos and team members Alyssa Pascual and Brenda Maturino.

The Katella Deli staff brought the entire Gomez racing team some of their most popular and best-selling items, a fresh tray full of delicious Christmas cookies and their world famous Cinnamon Bagel Chips and Garlic Parmesan Bagel Chips, to congratulate them and the bay runner for qualifying to the big race.

“We want to wish Katella Deli best of luck and we hope he wins the Los Alamitos Two Million [next] Sunday night,” Chresaidos said. “We’ll be rooting for our restaurant’s namesake.”

“I love my horse Katella Deli and we love the Katella Deli,” Gomez added “We are looking forward to a great race.”

The first race on Sunday night is scheduled for approximately 5:10 p.m. In addition, Los Alamitos will also host its Winter Thoroughbred meet during the daytime with opening day set for Thursday, December 8. Live day racing on Thursdays and Fridays starts at 1:00 p.m. The first race on Saturdays and Sundays is at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (714) 820-2800 or visit

The Katella Deli, Bakery and Restaurant is a landmark in Southern California for almost 50 years and serves over 2,000 happy patrons every daily. In addition to the full service restaurant, bar, and lunch counter, The Katella Deli also features an award-winning Bakery and Deli for food to go. For more information, visit