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Bing Crosby Handicap

Grade I race
Bing Crosby Handicap
Location Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, USA
Inaugurated 1946
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Purse $300,000

The Bing Crosby Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. The Grade 1 race is open to horses three years of age and up. It is run on Polytrack at a distance of six furlong and presently offers a purse of $300,000.

The race is named for entertainer Bing Crosby, a founding partner of Del Mar Racetrack and a racehorse owner and breeder.


Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 3 - Cecil Jolley (1957, 1958, 1972)








2009 Zensational Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1:08.57
2008 Street Boss David Flores Bruce Headley Headley/Naify/Yu 1:08.67
2007 In Summation Corey Nakatani Christophe Clement Waterford Stable 1:11.06
2006 Pure as Gold Jon K. Court Jack Carava La Canada Stable 1:08.79
2005 Greg's Gold David R. Flores David Hofmans William R. Boswell 1:08.04
2004 Kela Tyler Baze Mike R. Mitchell Jay Manoogian 1:08.51
2003 Beau's Town Pat Valenzuela Cole Norman David Hulkewicz 1:07.96
2002 Disturbingthepeace Victor Espinoza Darrell Vienna David & Rita Milch 1:09.21
2001 Kona Gold Alex Solis Bruce Headley Headley & Molasky 1:08.22
2000 Kona Gold Alex Solis Bruce Headley Headley & Molasky 1:08.50
1999 Christmas Boy Corey Nakatani John W. Sadler Opas & Sinatra 1:08.11
1998 Son of a Pistol Alex Solis Bruce Headley Luis Asistio et al. 1:08.10
1997 First Intent Rene R. Douglas Jack Carava Lima Family Trust 1:08.80
1996 Lit De Justice Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm 1:08.19
1995 Gold Land Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Prince Fahd Salman 1:08.07
1994 King's Blade Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella Gamel & Kinerk 1:08.64
1993 The Wicked North Corey Black David Bernstein Philip Hersh 1:08.52
1992 Thirty Slews Ed Delahoussaye Bob Baffert Degroot & Dutch Masters III 1:08.20
1991 Bruho Corey Nakatani Jerry M. Fanning J. M. Scardino 1:08.25
1990 Sensational Star Rafael Meza William Spawr Calhoun-Risoldi-Sullivan 1:08.00
1989 On The Line Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:08.00
1988 Olympic Prospect Alex Solis John W. Sadler Alsdorf, Opas & Sinatra 1:08.80
1987 Zany Tactics Jack Kaenel Blake R. Heap Vera C. Brunette 1:09.00
1986 American Legion Ed Delahoussaye D. Wayne Lukas Melvin E. Hatley 1:08.20
1985 My Favorite Moment Ed Delahoussaye Warren Stute William L. Conner 1:09.80
1984 Night Mover Luis Ortega Robert J. Frankel Jerry & Ann Moss 1:08.60
1983 Chinook Pass Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laurie N. Anderson Hi-Yu Stable 1:08.60
1982 Pencil Point Chris McCarron Neil French De Benedetti & Duffel 1:09.00
1981 Syncopate Ed Delahoussaye Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:08.60
1980 Reb's Golden Ale Sandy Hawley Jerry Fanning 3 Plus U Stable 1:08.80
1979 Syncopate Sandy Hawley Ron McAnally Elmendorf Farm 1:08.40
1978 Bad'n Big Bill Shoemaker Richard Mandella Dr/M. B. Wynne, Jr. 1:07.80
1977 Cherry River Laffit Pincay, Jr. Douglas R. Oliver Douglas R. Oliver 1:08.40
1976 Cherry River Laffit Pincay, Jr. Douglas R. Oliver Douglas R. Oliver 1:09.40
1975 Messenger of Song Jerry Lambert Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:08.80
1974 Rise High Jorge Tejeira Larry Rose Sidney Factor 1:09.00
1973 Pataha Prince Bill Shoemaker Robert J. Frankel M. R. Frankel 1:08.00
1972 Dominant Star Fernando Alvarez Cecil Jolly V. H. Winchell, Jr. 1:08.80
1971 Haveago Johnny Sellers Tommy Doyle George Franklin Getty II 1:08.20
1970 Bargain Day Rudy Rosales Charles Whittingham Forked Lightning Ranch 1:27.60
1969 Kissin' George William T. Mahorney Buster Millerick DeCourcy Graham 1:07.80
1968 Pretense Donald R. Pierce Charles Whittingham Llangollen Farm 1:07.80
1967 Kissin' George William T. Mahorney Buster Millerick DeCourcy Graham 1:08.60
1966 Chiclero Donald R. Pierce Bob R. Roberts Bingman & Gheen 1:08.80
1965 Viking Spirit Kenneth Church James I. Nazworthy Thomas E. Brittingham III 1:08.60
1964 Soldier Girl Johnny Longden Charles A. Comiskey M/M J. Tusquellas 1:09.40
1963 Sledge Miguel Yanez Willis A. Reavis Dee Dee Stable 1:08.60
1962 Sea Orbit Raymond York John M. Leavitt Wonder Y Ranch 1:08.80
1962 Crazy Kid Angel Valenzuela John G. Canty Vista Hermosa Stable 1:07.80
1961 Ann's Knight Robert Mundorf Farrell W. Jones M/M S. N. Simmons 1:08.60
1960 High Performance Rudy Campas Edward E. Presnell M/M Maurice H. Robineau 1:09.00
1959 Ole Fols Ismael Valenzuela William B. Finnegan Neil S. McCarthy 1:08.80
1958 How Now Willie Harmatz Cecil Jolly George C. Newell 1:09.40
1957 How Now Raymond York Cecil Jolly George C. Newell 1:09.20
1956 Colonel Mack Ralph Neves Sam Brunson A C T Stock Farm 1:08.80
1955 One Ton Tony Pete Moreno Cecel Wihelm W-L Ranch Co. 1:09.20
1954 Alibhai Lynn Joe Phillippi Richard D. Moon G. I. Martin 1:09.60
1953 Ode Raymond York Richard D. Moon G. I. Martin 1:10.20
1952 Gustaf Willie Marsh William W. Morris Mrs C. C. Cate 1:10.00
1951 Blue Reading Bill Pearson Red McDaniel M/M Clement L. Hirsch 1:10.40
1950 Imprerium Bill Shoemaker William B. Finnegan Delman & Finnegan 1:09.80
1949 Cover Up Merlin Volzke Bob R. Roberts Z T Addington 1:10.00
1948 Prevaricator Jose Bravo William Molter E. O. Stice & Sons 1:10.20
1947 Be Fearless Lester Balaski R. Lyall Cuadra Coahuila 1:10.80
1946 War Allies * Ralph Neves Hack Ross L. J. Montgomery 1:11.40
1946 Indian Watch * M. Peterson Harry Dunster Rancho Ojo Agua 1:11.40

*1946: Dead Heat


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