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Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity

California's richest horse race will mark Ed Burgart's final race call.

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Ed Burgart’s run as track announcer at Los Alamitos Racecourse will come to a close with California's richest Quarter Horse race of the year, Sunday's $1.9-million Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1).                   

Before Sunday's first race, Burgart will conduct a meet and greet with fans after the last daytime Thoroughbred race at Los Alamitos. Burgart will sign autographs, take photos, and enjoy the company of racing fans in the track’s winners circle until approximately 5:30 p.m. Michael Wrona will call the first race of the nighttime program while Burgart conducts the meet and greet.                                          

Burgart will then go to his announcer’s perch for his final racing program, which will also feature the $30,000 Los Alamitos Juvenile Invitational and the $15,000 Super Sound Charge Handicap

When Burgart called his first Champion of Champions in 1981, owner Ed Allred and trainer Mike Robbins had horses in that race. For Burgart’s final call - the 25th running of the Two Million -  Allred will be represented by fastest qualifier Nomadic, while Robbins will saddle Mr Ricks. John Cooper, one of Burgart’s longtime friends, will saddle Cartel Jess Rockin in the Two Million. The field will also feature Grade 1 futurity winners Runforyourlife and Flokie. Post time for the Two Million is 9:12.

 Vinnie Bednar will ride Nomadic from Post 7 for trainer Scott Willoughby. The son of Favorite Cartel is coming off of a clear 1 1/4-length victory in his trial.

Rosenthal Ranch's Runforyourlife has won each of his last three starts, including the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity. Eduardo Nicasio will ride Runforyourlife from Post 3.   

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