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A Gleam Handicap

Grade II race
A Gleam Handicap
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1941
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The A Gleam Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid July at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Open to fillies and mares, age three and older, it is contested on Cushion Track synthetic dirt overr a distance of seven furlongs.

Inaugurated in 1941 as the Sequoia Handicap until 1979 when it was changed to the A Gleam Handicap in honor of Calumet Farm's filly, A Gleam, whose five stakes wins in 1952 is the co-record for most stakes race wins in a single meet at Hollywood Park. A Gleam was voted Hollywood Park's 1952 "Horse of the Meet."

The race was run at seven furlongs from inception until 1973 when it was modified to six furlongs. In 1983 it reverted to its original distance and has remained there since.

There was no race run in 1942-1943, and from 1947 through 1958.

In 2009, Evita Argentina became the first 3-year-old to win the A Gleam Handicap since -L Ranch Co.'s Honeymoon did it in 1946.

Contents

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:20.40 - A. P. Assay (1998) (Equaled track record)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Somethinaboutlaura (2006, 2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 7 - Gary Stevens (1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2005)

Winners of the A Gleam Handicap

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Evita Argentina 3 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Three Sisters Thoroughbreds/Halo Farms 1:21.80
2008 Dearest Trickski 4 Mike E. Smith John W. Sadler Tom Mankiewicz 1:21.55
2007 Somethinaboutlaura 5 Victor Espinoza Jerry Hollendorfer John G. Sikura, George Todaro, et al. 1:21.93
2006 Somethinaboutlaura 4 Victor Espinoza Jerry Hollendorfer John G. Sikura, George Todaro, et al. 1:20.88
2005 Alphabet Kisses 4 Gary Stevens Martin F. Jones Harris Farms, Inc. 1:21.67
2004 Dream of Summer 5 Mike E. Smith Juan J. Garcia James Weigel 1:21.00
2003 Cee's Elegance 6 Victor Espinoza Douglas F. O'Neill Cee's Stable 1:21.47
2002 Irguns Angel 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Alfredo Marquez Ron & Susie Anson 1:22.50
2001 Go Go 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Warren Stute Thomas & Thomas Racing 1:22.19
2000 Honest Lady 4 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:21.47
1999 Enjoy the Moment 4 David Flores William B. Spawr Farfellow Farms Ltd. 1:21.35
1998 A. P. Assay 4 Eddie Delahoussaye J. Paco Gonzalez John Toffan & Trudy McCaffery 1:20.40
1997 Toga Toga Toga 5 Gary Stevens Eduardo Inda Stanley Bell 1:22.60
1996 Igotrhythm 4 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann (L) 1:21.40
1995 Angi Go 5 Gary Stevens David Hofmans Kenneth Hartley 1:21.40
1994 Golden Klair 4 Chris McCarron Darrell Vienna B. & S. Pernecky & A. & J. Mansourf 1:22.00
1993 Bold Windy 4 Gary Stevens Gary Jones Ray Dilbeck 1:21.60
1992 Forest Fealty 5 Martin Pedroza Brian A. Mayberry Siegel family 1:22.00
1991 Survive 7 Russell Baze Richard E. Mandella Edward Allred & Randall D. Hubbard 1:22.00
1990 Stormy But Valid 4 Gary Stevens Brian A. Mayberry Siegel family 1:21.20
1989 Daloma 5 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Enemy Stables & Mandysland Farm 1:21.60
1988 Integra 4 Gary Stevens Henry Moreno George Aubin 1:23.00
1987 Le L'Argent 5 Darrel McHargue Richard E. Mandella L. Jean & M. & R. Daley 1:23.00
1986 Outstandingly 4 Gary Stevens Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:21.80
1985 Dontstop Themusic 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Randy Winick Albert R. Broccoli 1:21.40
1984 Lass Trump 4 Chris McCarron C. R. McGaughey III Alan Samford 1:21.20
1983 Matching 5 Ray Sibille Steve Morguelan Glencrest Farm & Morguelan 1:22.40
1982 Happy Bride 4 Walter Guerra Laz Barrera Dolly Green 1:08.40
1981 She Can't Miss 4 Pat Valenzuela D. Wayne Lukas Elcee-H Stable 1:09.00
1980 Great Lady M 5 Pat Valenzuela D. Wayne Lukas Robert H. Spreen 1:08.40
1979 Delice 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert L. Wheeler Mike Rutherford 1:08.80

Winners of the Sequoia Handicap

  • 1978 - Reminiscing
  • 1977 - Just a Kick
  • 1976 - Winter Solstice
  • 1975 - Viva La Vivi
  • 1974 - Lts Joy
  • 1973 - Wingo Belle
  • 1972 - Convenience
  • 1971 - Ribula
  • 1970 - Lynnes Orphan
  • 1969 - Indian Love Call
  • 1968 - Romanticism
  • 1966 - Privileged
  • 1965 - Kea
  • 1964 - Curious Clover
  • 1963 - Linita
  • 1962 - Nascania
  • 1961 - Liniata
  • 1960 - Liberal Lady
  • 1959 - Bug Brush
  • 1946 - Honeymoon
  • 1945 - Jerry Lee
  • 1944 - Hemisphere
  • 1941 - Painted Veil


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