Los Al Boosts Overnight Purses
Los Al boosts overnight purses, cuts Champion of Champions purse.
September 23, 2014
Purses for all overnight Quarter Horse races at Los Alamitos Race Course have been raised by $1,000 across the board starting with the Friday, September 26 racing program at the Orange County oval. The increase means that Quarter Horses will now be competing for 8 percent to 14 percent higher purses per race for the remainder of the 2014 Los Alamitos meet, which will conclude on Sunday, December 21.
In races for winning 3-year-olds and upward, allowance events will now feature a purse of $15,500, while $10,000 claimers will now race for $12,430. Quarter Horses in the $5,000 claiming races will compete for $10,185 and the $2,500 claimers will race for $9,115. In the 3 and up maiden category, allowances races will now feature a purse of $10,675, while $10,000 maiden claimers will now compete for a $9,115 purse. Three and up $2,500 maiden claimers will now race for $8,625.
In races for 2-year-old winners, an allowance test will now feature a $13,210 purse. Two-year-olds racing for $16,000 claiming price will race for $11,550, while the purse for 2-year-old $10,000 claimers has been raised to $9,115. In the lower claiming levels, 2-year-old winners in the $5,000 claiming ranks will race for an $8,625 purse.
As for maidens, allowance races for 2-year-old maidens will now have a purse of $9,210, while 2-year-old $10,000 maiden claimers will race for $7,650. Two-year-old $5,000 maiden claimers will compete for a $7,165 purse.
Purses for all trial races will remain the same.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS WILL NOW FEATURE A $600,000 PURSE
To be held at Los Alamitos on Saturday, December 13, the 2014 Champion of Champions will now feature a $600,000 purse. The 43rd running of the Champion of Champions remains the richest and most prestigious race for older Quarter Horses in the nation. The purse for the 2013 Champion of Champions was $750,000.
“The change is due to an insufficient number of overnight races being held during the year to support a Champion of Champions purse of that amount,” said Edward C. Allred, the owner of Los Alamitos Race Course. “We’ll look at the Champion of Champions purse again next year.”
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