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CashCall Futurity, Starlet Stakes highlight Los Alamitos winter meet
Friday, November 24th, 2017
Los Alamitos will run five stakes, including four for juveniles, at its 12-day winter meeting, which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 17.
The stakes schedule is led by two Grade 1, $300,000 races for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 9 – the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity for 2-year-olds and the Starlet Stakes for fillies. For the first time since 2014, Los Alamitos will run the Grade 2 Bayakoa Stakes, a $200,000 race for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 3.
The race was not held in 2015 and was run at Del Mar in 2016. Last month, track officials said the Bayakoa would be included on the winter stakes schedule, but at a cost of lower overnight purses in some categories.
The meeting begins and ends with $100,000 stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds at a mile – the Soviet Problem Stakes for fillies Dec. 2 and the King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds on Dec. 16.