Stakes Lineup for LA County Fair Meet at Los Alamitos

Three stakes—including a graded event—worth $200,000, highlight the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course.

The 10-day season is calendared to begin Friday, June 24, and continue through Sunday, July 10. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday opening weekend (June 24-26) and the final week (July 8-10) and Friday-Monday (July 1-4) the middle week.

The Monday, July 4 program is a special holiday card and will contain a handicapping contest with two berths in the 2023 NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas on the line. Post time will be 1 p.m. PST each day.

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The richest event on the calendar is the $200,000 Great Lady M Stakes (G2) for fillies & mares at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Captured by heavily-favored Gamine in 2021, the Great Lady M. will be offered Monday, July 4.

Besides Gamine, the six other winners of the Great Lady M. at Los Alamitos are Doinghardtimeagain  (2014), Fantastic Style  (2015), Eclipse Award winner Finest City  (2016), Skye Diamonds  (2017), Marley’s Freedom  (2018-2019) and Sneaking Out  (2020).

The $125,000 Los Alamitos Derby (G3), which was won a year ago by Classier , will be run Saturday, July 9.

Before Classier, the Derby was won by Shared Belief  (2014), Gimme Da Lute  (2015), Accelerate   (2016), eventual 3-year-old champion West Coast   (2017), Once On Whiskey  (2018), Game Winner   (2019) and Uncle Chuck   (2020).

The other stakes on the schedule is the $100,000 Bertrando Stakes for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California. The one-mile race—which honors the multiple graded stakes winner and champion older male of 1993 —will be run Saturday, June 25.

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