The proud home of California Chrome is no other but the Los Alamitos Race Course. Located in the community of Cypress, California, this Thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing track was the original dream of construction tycoon Frank Vessels, who purchased a 435-acre property with the sole purpose of building a horse racing track of the upmost quality. It is now the distinguished host of America's highest single purse for quarter horse racing, with prizes ranging at $1,000.000 US.

Los Alamitos' first pari-mutuel horse racing meet took place in 1951, with a grand 11-day schedule. As severe rainfalls persisted during 10 days of the event, the entire Vessel family took on the task of performing all the necessary repairs, needed to ensure the successful continuation of the races; having successfully averted the crisis, Los Alamitos maiden races achieved great success and recognition. The following year, Vessel pleaded with the California Horse Racing Board to have its meet extended from 11 to 16 days, which was soon after granted.

After difficult times during the 1980s eroded the prosperity enjoyed by Los Alamitos, fresh investment arrived in the person of abortion clinics owner Ed Alfred, who immediately invested heavily on the venue, bringing about the construction of the luxurious Turf Club/Restaurant The Vessels, considered one of the finest dining destinations in the area; at the same time, the track hosted its first set of the Los Alamitos $2 Million races for two-year-old horses.

Most recently, the forced closing of the Hollywood Park racetrack resulted in the 1-mile expansion of Los Alamitos' racecourse, allowing it to host two thoroughbred ONLY meets.

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Los Alamitos Racetrack Facts:

  • Racecourse type: American Thoroughbred Horse Racing (dirt).
  • Purse: varies
  • Venue Capacity: N/A
  • Track length: 1 mile.
  • Important Records: (1951) mare Bart BS covers 400 yards during the Miss Princess Handicap's closing race event.