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los alamitos race track

hello all,will be staying at new year time at the holiday inn express at maingate disney as a base for exploring southern los angeles/california and also because our 3 fav restaurants are next door to the hotel, last time we were in l.a. we went to santa anita for the horse racing and we were thinking of going to to los alamitos race track this time. is this a nice track like santa anita and is it in a good part of town.thanks john

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1. Re: los alamitos race track

There's nothing wrong with the part of town but it is a lower-level track with mostly quarter horses running--nothing like the competition at Santa Anita. It also runs at night (although there isn't any scenery to miss) and doesn't draw a great live crowd most of the time. They also take a couple of weekends off at the end of the year so you might want to check that.

I'd go back to Santa Anita, personally!

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John, the Los Al track is dark on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day; there is live racing on Sunday, 30 December and then again the following weekend, 4, 5 and 6 January. Does that fit into your schedule? If not, then Santa Anita will be your best bet (no pun intended). The Winter/Spring meeting opens on Wednesday, 26 December.

Edited: 5:57 pm, November 13, 2012
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hi,thanks for the replies.the sunday meeting fits in to our schedule fine and it is near the hotel..we are not gamblers so the quality of the horses does not matter to us.my wife just loves seeing the horses run .if the weather is fine its just a nice day out. we will be going to santa anita again the next week .we were just worried that it may be a track that attracts a "shady" crowd, we have tracks here in the uk where the clientele leaves a lot to be desired!! thanks john

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4. Re: los alamitos race track

Los Alamitos is fine.

Down by the track are two restaurants I really like, the Katella Deli and The Original Fish Company. The Original Fish Company has one of the best Bouillabaisse I've ever had in CA.

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5. Re: los alamitos race track

Remember, it runs at night! There is also an upscale on-track dining room, the Vessels Club.

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