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Annual Los Alamitos Race Course Halloween Carnival set for Saturday, October 27


October 22, 2012     E-mail this page to a friend!

Los Alamitos Race Course will host its annual Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 27, with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress, California, and the Race Track Chaplaincy of Los Alamitos Race Course. Admission is only $3 and kids 17 and under are admitted FREE. Los Alamitos features free general parking.

The Carnival will feature a fun-filled evening of activities for the entire family, beginning at 5 p.m. Staged in the grandstand apron in front of the finish line, the Halloween Carnival provides a safe, enclosed place for children from around the area to enjoy an evening of fun activities. The Halloween Carnival is held in conjunction with the live horseracing program.

The carnival will be highlighted by the popular costume contest in the Los Alamitos winner's circle area. The Grand Prize winner in the costume contest will earn $700, $200 for winning one of the seven different age divisions, and an additional $500 for having the overall best costume of the night. First place in each of the categories will be worth $200, second place $125 and third $100. Everyone that participates in the costume contest will receive a goody bag filled with candy. Game tickets will be available the night of event for only 25 cents each. Age categories include 2 & under; 3 & 4 year olds; 5 & 6 year olds; 7 & 8 year olds; 9 & 10 year olds; 11-14 year olds; 15 and up. The winners of each divisional category will qualify for the $500 grand prize.

The Halloween Carnival will feature tons of fun-filled activities including more than 20 carnival games, game prizes, Halloween Derby racing game, pony rides, arcade games, candy for all the children, jockey autographs and a photography booth. The carnival games will include the Grand Slam Batting Cage, Slap Shot Hockey and 5-pin Bowling.

Game booths featured at the Los Alamitos Halloween Carnival are sponsored by local horsemen and friends of Los Alamitos Race Course. Los Alamitos Race Course would like to thank all of the sponsors, who include the following: Bret Vickery Training Stables; Blane Schvaneveldt Racing Stables ; Juan Aleman Racing Stables ; Paul Jones Racing Stables; Circle CJ Racing Stables ; Lin Melton Racing Stables ; trainers Jim Hanson, Antonio Soto, and Denny Ekins; John Cooper & Charles Treece; Cheri Willet Tack Shop; and Los Alamitos Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Last year's carnival raised a total of $5,000 for the Cypress Boys & Girls Club and the Los Alamitos Division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America. The annual Costume Contest attracted approximately 500 participants, making it one of the largest costume contests in Orange County.

The evening's activities will also feature live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing with the first race slated for 6:00 p.m.