Los Alamitos Futurity
The Los Alamitos Futurity (known as the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity due to sponsorship) is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1981, originally at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California where it was called the Hollywood Futurity and later the Cash Call Futurity. Beginning in 2014 it has been run at Los Alamitos Race Course, following the closure of Hollywood Park. The race is open to two-year-old horses and run over a distance of 1 1⁄16 miles (8.5 furlongs). It was raced on dirt until 2006 when Hollywood Park Racetrack installed the synthetic racing surface known as Cushion Track. It returned to a dirt track when the race moved to Los Alamitos.
|Grade II race|
|Location||Los Alamitos Race Course|
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Distance||1 1⁄16 miles (8.5 furlongs)|
|Weight||All starters carry 121 pounds|
Raced in the latter part of December, the race currently offers a purse of $300,000. In 1983, the race had a total purse of $1,049,725, making it the first million-dollar race for two-year-olds and the richest Thoroughbred horse race at the time.
Inaugurated as the Hollywood Futurity, in 2007 the race name was changed to the CashCall Futurity under a sponsorship arrangement with the racing stable owner and founder of the CashCall consumer lending company, J. Paul Reddam. Originally raced at the current 8.5 furlongs, between 1985 and 1990 the event was run at 8 furlongs.
Six Futurity starters have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby: Gato Del Sol (1982), Ferdinand (1986), Alysheba (1987), Thunder Gulch (1995), Real Quiet (1998), and Giacomo (2005). Preakness winners include Snow Chief (1986), Lookin at Lucky (2010), and Belmont winner A. P. Indy (1992). Real Quiet won the Derby and Preakness and Point Given won the 2001 Preakness & Belmont. Oxbow, who was fourth in the 2012 Futurity, won the Preakness. With his win in 1987, Tejano became the first two-year-old to achieve career earnings of $1 million.
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
- 12 – Bob Baffert (1997, 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Most wins by an owner:
- 4 – Michael E. Pegram (1997, 1999, 2009, 2017)
- Solomini finished first but was disqualified to third
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