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Los Alamitos Race Course

4961 Katella Avenue, Cypress, California  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:December 4, 1951
Self parking:Yes


Hotels: Cypress Hotels
Venues: The Finish Line Room, The Grand View Terrace


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Los Alamitos Race Course Review

Los Alamitos Race Course is located in Cypress, California and hosts thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. The track hosts more quarter horse stakes races with purses over $1 million than any other track in the country. The Los Alamitos $2 Million Futurity is the only quarter horse race in the country with a guaranteed $2,000,000 purse.

Other notable races include the Champion of Champions, Ed Burke Memorial Futurity, Kindergarten Futurity, Golden State Million Futurity, Mildred Vessels Memorial, Los Alamitos Super Derby, Los Alamitos Derby, and the Los Alamitos Futurity.

The race course offers daytime thoroughbred racing and nighttime quarter horse racing on weekends.

The lavish turf club restaurant, Vessels Club, is widely popular for its cuisine and decor and has even been named the top sports park restaurant in Southern California.

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Gaming at Los Alamitos Race Course

In addition to live quarter horse and thoroughbred racing on weekends Los Alamitos offers daytime simulcast betting 7 days a week. Different days of the week offer different venues. If you want to enjoy the races in style then come to the Vessels Club Thursday through Sunday. Monday through Wednesday the Clubhouse opens at 10am where you can bet on races from Del Mar, Sacramento Fair, New York, Florida, Kentucky and more.

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The Turf Terrace

  • Serving: American

Located in a glass enclosed dining area overlooking the race track, the Turf Terrace can accommodate 300 guests or more. Guests can choose from the Vessels Club gourmet menu. it is the perfect place for your next group event.

  • Price range: Average
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Smart Casual

The Vessels Club

  • Serving: Steak, American, Desserts, Cocktails, Soup, Salads, Appetizers, Entrée

Offering some of the finest gourmet dishes in southern California, the Vessels Club can accommodate groups from 20 to 300 people. Groups can choose from indoor seating or the popular Vista Terrace which overlooks the finish line.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (714) 820-2681
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Ambience: Upscale
  • Attire: Smart Casual (Dress Code)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups
  • Outdoor seating

Schwanie's Grill At The Gap

  • Serving: Mexican, American, Grilled , Burgers

Schwanie's Grill At The Gap features a patio style deck where fans can observe the sounds and sights of horse racing in the early morning hours. The restaurant offers quick bites such as the Blane Burger, a double cheeseburger that includes  a side of fries for only $4.25 as well as a variety of Mexican Breakfast Specials which feature Huevos Rancheros or Huevos con Machaca or a la Mexicana all for only $4.25. The inside of Schwanie's Grill features comfortable chairs and 18 large tables that can accommodate 72 guests.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (714) 820-2800
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday6:00am / 10:00pm
Monday6:00am / 2:00pm
Tuesday6:00am / 2:00pm
Wednesday6:00am / 2:00pm
Thursday6:00am / 2:00pm
Friday6:00am / 10:00pm
Saturday6:00am / 10:00pm

Los Alamitos Race Course Venues & Hotspots

The Finish Line Room

Located in the Vessels Club, the elegant private group area can accommodate up to 300 people and is perfect for meetings or a live music offering.

The Grand View Terrace

Located inside of the Vessels Club, the Grand View Terrace offers an amazing view of the track and finish line. Each one of the tables at the terrace features a 20" flatscreen TV.


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Contact information


Address: 4961 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90720, USA

Phone: (714) 820 2800


Email: Email

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @losalracing

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Phone: (714) 820 2675

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Sunday 2:00pm to Close
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Tuesday 2:00pm to Close
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Thursday 2:00pm to Close
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