Orange County Fires

Orange County Fires

Los Alamitos Race Course is assisting with horses displaced from fires in Orange County, California.

Los Alamitos Temporary Stalls October 2020.

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Los Alamitos Race Course, which is currently housing 87 horses that had to be evacuated from their homes due to the Silverado Canyon and Blue Ridge fires in Orange County, California, is prepared to assist 250 more displaced horses if needed.

“We are working closely with various groups in the community to make sure we can provide a safe place for as many horses as we possibly can help during this moment of emergency,” said Los Alamitos Race Course owner Ed Allred. 

A mix of horses, ranging from pleasure-riding horses to show horses to other equestrian disciplines, were admitted to Los Alamitos on Monday after the fires began to spread rapidly. Evacuated horses are currently housed in temporary stalls used at the track for its recent Los Alamitos Equine and Fasig-Tipton Yearling sales.

For information on stalls availability for evacuated horses, call Los Alamitos Race Course at (714) 820-2800.

The Silverado Canyon Fire in South Orange has spread rapidly from the Irvine and Lake Forest area. The fire began with 10 acres on Monday morning and by late night it had reached 7,200 acres. The Orange County Fire Authority reported 11,199 acres affected with 5% containment on 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The Blue Ridge Fire is on the East Orange County line in the Yorba Linda area with 8,000 acres affected as of early Tuesday morning.

Updates will be posted at the track’s website ( and on its social media pages on Twitter and Instagram @losalracing.

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