Golden State Futurity to be Run as Non-Wagering Event
Grade 1 race at Los Alamitos will have no betting.
October 31, 2014
The Grade 1, $1,031,100 Golden State Million Futurity, a race headed by the West Coast’s top 2-year-old Heza Dasha Fire, will be contested as a non-wagering event on Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course. Ten horses are scheduled to compete in the Golden State Million, which is listed as the ninth and final race on the Sunday card.
The final betting race at Los Alamitos on Sunday will now be the 8th race. As a result, the Late Pick 4 will consist of races 5, 6, 7, and 8. The Late Pick 4 will pay after race number 8. The Pick 6, Pick 3, Late Daily Double and Place Pick All will all conclude with race number 8.
Owned and bred by Kennewick, Washington-based S-Quarter K LLC, Heza Dasha Fire is eligible to win the $1,000,000 Los Alamitos Cash Bonanza, which serves as the track’s version of the Triple Crown. The gelding by Walk Thru Fire could win the million-dollar bonus if he goes on to win the Golden State Million Futurity on Sunday and then the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on December 14. Heza Dasha Fire won the first leg of the Los Alamitos Cash Bonanza in June when he came away victorious in the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity. The $30,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds will be contested as a wagering event and as the fourth race on Sunday night.
Hair testing was conducted on the 10 Golden State Million finalists following the running of the October 19 trials. Test results are not available as of this time.
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