Dortmund, a winner of his two starts by a combined 12 ½ lengths and favorite among the individual entries in the Kentucky Derby Future Bet, and Mr. Z, runner-up in four of his six graded stakes appearances, will square off in the Grade I, $500,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday, Dec. 20 at Los Alamitos.
Scheduled at 1 1/16 miles, the Futurity will be run for the first time at Los Alamitos after being offered as the Hollywood Futurity (1981-2006) and CashCall Futurity (2007-2013) at Hollywood Park, which discontinued live racing last Dec. 22. Won in Inglewood by future stars such as Snow Chief, A.P. Indy, Best Pal, Real Quiet, Point Given, Lookin At Lucky and Shared Belief, the Futurity winner earns 10 “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points towards securing a spot in the starting gate next May 2 at Churchill Downs.
Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc. and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Dortmund was… Read the rest of this entry >>