Before there were Ducks and Angels in Anaheim and before there were Dodgers or Lakers in Los Angeles, there was Quarter Horse racing at Los Alamitos Race Course. Los Alamitos is an Orange County tradition.
With the closure of Hollywood Park in December 2013, Los Alamitos gained Thoroughbred racing dates that formerly were run in Inglewood. Los Alamitos expanded its dirt race course and stable area to accommodate additional horses and the first Los Alamitos Summer Thoroughbred Festival begins July 3. Highlights include the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (Grade 2) and the $200,000 Great Lady M (Grade 2).