Roman, O’Neill Take Los Al Meet Titles


Evin Roman | Benoit

Apprentice jockey Evin Roman earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title, while the training crown went to Doug O’Neill as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday at the Cypress oval.

Roman, the 19-year-old sensation who also tied for the Santa Anita winter/spring meet riding crown and took home the Los Alamitos Summer Thoroughbred Festival title, paced the meet with 17 victories, five more than runner-up Brayan Pena. He also notched his 100th tally since coming to America in February aboard Phil D’Amato trainee Meet and Greet (Tribal Rule) Sept. 15.

O’Neill finished with six wins, one more than both Jeff Bonde and Molly Pearson. The title was the seventh that O’Neill has either shared or won outright at Los Alamitos since daytime Thoroughbred racing returned in July 2014.

Los Alamitos will resume its Thoroughbred dates Nov. 30, with the start of the 12-day Winter Meet, which runs through Dec. 17 and will feature the GI Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity S. and GI Starlet S. for juveniles Dec. 9.

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