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Dahlia Handicap

Grade II race
Dahlia Handicap
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1982
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Hollywood Park official website
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $150,000

The Dahlia Handicap is a race for thoroughbred horses run annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The Dahlia is open to filles and mares, age three and up, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the turf. A Grade II event since 2006, it is run in mid December and offers a purse of $150,000.

The race was run in two divisions in 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, and 1990. It is named in honor of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee, the great racing mare Dahlia. Born in 1970, died in 2001 at age of 31, Dahlia won the big races in France, in England, in the United States, and in Canada.

Due to problems with the turf course, in 2004 the race was run on dirt and as such for that event was downgraded to a G-III event.

Contents

Records

Speed record:

  • 1:40.40 - Stylish Star (1989)
  • 1:40.40 - Saros Brig (1989)

Most wins:

  • No horse has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners since 1999

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2008 Vacare 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Christophe Clement Jon & Sarah Kelly 1:43.17
2007 Citronnade 4 David Flores Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:41.49
2006 Grande Melody 3 Julien Leparoux Patrick Biancone H. Joseph Allen 1:40.96
2005 no race
2004 Festival 5 Danny Sorenson Paddy Gallagher Grand Farm 1:42.11
2003 Katdogawn 3 Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy John Cuchna et al. 1:41.52
2002 Tout Charmant (DH) 6 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Stonerside Stable 1:44.55
2002 Surya (DH) 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Flaxman Holdings 1:44.55
2001 Verruma 5 Garrett Gomez James K. Chapman J. K. Chapman & partners 1:43.24
2000 Follow the Money 4 Victor Espinoza David Hofmans Christopher & Patricia Elia 1:40.71
1999 Lady at Peace 3 Garrett Gomez Julio C. Canani Jon & Sarah Kelly 1:41.50

Earlier winners

  • 1998 - Tuzla
  • 1997 - Golden Arches
  • 1996 - Sixieme Sens
  • 1995 - Fidina
  • 1994 - Skimble
  • 1993 - Kalita Melody
  • 1992 - Kostroma
  • 1991 - Re Toss
  • 1990 - Petalia
  • 1990 - Little Brianne
  • 1989 - Stylish Star
  • 1989 - Saros Brig
  • 1988 - Balbonella
  • 1987 - Top Corsage
  • 1987 - Invited Guest
  • 1986 - Aberuschka
  • 1985 - Capricorn Belle
  • 1984 - Lina Cavalieri
  • 1983 - Geraldines Store
  • 1983 - First Advance
  • 1982 - Sangue
  • 1982 - Milingo


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