Part of Los Alamitos Racecourse Property Slated for Development

Plans are underway to develop up to 70 acres for retail, senior housing.

Daily Racing Form

Part of the property containing Los Alamitos Racecourse is scheduled for redevelopment.

Los Alamitos Racecourse owner Ed Allred said Tuesday that plans are under way to develop property adjacent to the racetrack for retail and senior housing, but that a long-term commitment to live racing remains in place at the Orange County, Calif., racetrack.

In a phone interview with Daily Racing Form, Allred said that as much as 70 acres can be developed without disrupting racing. He said property values make operating a racetrack in Southern California economically unfeasible, but that he plans to do so for the sake of the game.

“There’s no practical justification for their being any racetrack in Southern California,” he said. “The people that own the property have to love what they’re doing and love the sport.”

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