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American Handicap

Grade II race
American Handicap
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1938
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The American Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually near the end of June at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The race is open to horses, age three and up, willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the turf.

A Grade II event, it carries a purse of $250,000.

South African import Colorado King equalled the world record for 1⅛ miles in winning the 1964 edition.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1:45.60 Clever song (1987)

Winners since 1999

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2009 Monterey Jazz 5 Tyler Baze Craig Dollase A&R Stables/Class Racing Stable 1:46.11
2008 Whatsthescript 4 Isaias Enriquez John W. Sadler Tommy Town Thb. LLC 1:46.34
2007 Out of Control 4 Michael Baze Robert J. Frankel Stud TNT 1:46.89
2006 The Tin Man 8 Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella Aury & Ralph E. Todd 1:46.24
2005 Whilly 4 Felipe Martinez Doug F. O'Neill Triple B Farms 1:46.30
2004 Bayamo 5 David Flores Julio C. Canani Prestonwood Farm 1:46.60
2003 Candy Ride 4 Gary Stevens Ron McAnally Sidney & Jenny Craig 1:46.20
2002 The Tin Man 4 Mike E. Smith Richard Mandella Aury & Ralph E. Todd 1:46.82
2001 Takarian 6 Garrett Gomez C. Beau Greely Columbine Stable et al. 1:48.19
2000 Dark Moondancer 5 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Charles Cella 1:46.74
1999 Takarian 4 Garrett Gomez C. Beau Greely Columbine Stable et al. 1:47.37

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Magellan
  • 1997 - El Angelo
  • 1996 - Labeeb
  • 1995 - Silver Wizard
  • 1994 - Blue Traveller
  • 1993 - Toussaud
  • 1992 - Man From Eldorado
  • 1991 - Tight Spot
  • 1990 - Classic Fame
  • 1989 - Mister Wonderful
  • 1988 - Skip Out Front
  • 1987 - Clever Song
  • 1986 - Al Mamoon
  • 1985 - Tsunami Slew
  • 1984 - Bel Bolide
  • 1982 - Spence Bay
  • 1981 - Bold Tropic
  • 1980 - Bold Tropic
  • 1979 - Smoggy
  • 1977 - Hunza Dancer
  • 1976 - King Pellinore
  • 1975 - Montmartre
  • 1974 - Plunk
  • 1973 - Kentuckian
  • 1972 - Buzkashi
  • 1970 - Fiddle Isle
  • 1969 - Poleax
  • 1968 - Pink Pigeon
  • 1967 - Pretense
  • 1966 - Travel Orb
  • 1963 - Dr. Kacy
  • 1961 - Prince Blessed
  • 1960 - Prize Host
  • 1958 - How Now
  • 1957 - Find
  • 1955 - Alidon
  • 1954 - Rejected
  • 1953 - Royal Serenade
  • 1952 - Admiral Drake
  • 1948 - Stepfather
  • 1947 - Burning Dream
  • 1946 - Quick Reward
  • 1945 - Bull Reigh
  • 1944 - Paperboy
  • 1943 - No race
  • 1942 - No race
  • 1940 - Viscounty
  • 1938 - Ligaroti


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