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Five stakes – including a pair for 2-year-olds – highlight the 2018 Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos.

The 12-day season will begin Thursday, Sept. 6 and continue through Sunday, Sept. 23 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis.  Post time will be 1 p.m. PT.

The final two Saturdays of the meet will feature the $100,000 Barretts Debutante and the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile.

Run previously at the now-closed Fairplex Park in Pomona, the Debutante and Juvenile will be offered for the fifth time at Los Alamitos. Both races are at 6 ½ furlongs and restricted to horses offered at any Barretts sale.

The Debutante, which is for fillies, will be run Saturday, Sept. 15 while the Juvenile will be contested Saturday, Sept. 22.

The $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis and the $75,000 E.B. Johnston will be part of a stakes doubleheader Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Lewis, which was won a year ago by Princess Karen, is for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs while the one-mile E.B. Johnston is for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California.

A new stakes – the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special – has been added to the LACF schedule. The race for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles will be offered Sunday, Sept. 16.

Track gates – including the Clubhouse and Vessels Club – will open at 9:30 a.m. General parking is free with grandstand admission. The admission price is $3 and $2 for seniors 62 and older.

The wagering menu includes the $2 Pick Six, a pair of Pick 4’s – races 2-5 and the final four – as well as the extremely popular Players’ Pick 5 – a 50-cent minimum wager with a reduced 14% takeout rate – on the first five races.

The Pick Six will have the standard 70-30 split with 70% of the pool going to those tickets with six winners with the remaining 30% going to tickets with five of six winners.

Entries for the opening day card will be taken Monday, Sept. 3.


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