Cedillo, Miller Earn Los Al Titles


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Jockey Abel Cedillo earned his second Los Alamitos riding title while trainer Peter Miller topped the trainer standings as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. Cedillo also led the standings during the 2020 LACF Winter season.

Miller finished the LACF season with seven wins, one more than Steve Miyadi. Hall of Famer Bob Baffert was third with five. The title was the sixth Miller has either shared or won outright at Los Alamitos since daytime Thoroughbred racing returned in 2014.

All-sources handle for the LACF season showed a gain of 18% over comparable days in 2019. There was no September meet at Los Alamitos in 2020.

“While participation as the entry box could have been better, we very much appreciate those owners and trainers who did participate,” said F. Jack Liebau, vice president of the Los Alamitos Racing Association. “The [handle] increase was more than 10% of what we had aggressively estimated and was attributable to an incredible 65% increase in advance deposit wagering in Southern California. We're looking forward to our upcoming Winter meet where purses will be substantially higher.”

Daytime Thoroughbred racing will return to Los Alamitos for the seven-day Winter season Dec. 3.

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