California Horse Racing board sets 2020 race dates

September 21, 2019 11:45am
Los Alamitos Race Course will conduct five weeks of Thoroughbred racing in 2020 — up from four weeks originally allotted — in a decision finalized by the California Horse Racing Board at its meeting this week.

According to information provided by the CHRB, Los Alamitos will host racing from June 24-July 5 and Dec. 2-22. The December dates will be conducted under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Fair.

Los Alamitos is not scheduled to run its typical dates between the end of Del Mar's summer season and the fall at Santa Anita. In 2020, Santa Anita will host more fall race dates.

The calendar for 2020 was approved as follows:

Santa Anita Winter/Spring, December 26 (2019) through June 23

Los Alamitos, June 24 through July 7

Del Mar, July 8 (opens July 18) through September 8

Santa Anita Fall, September 9 through October 27

Del Mar Fall October 28 through December 1

Los Alamitos, December 2 through December 22 

(note: each date segment begins on the Wednesday prior to opening and ends on the Tuesday following closing)


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