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Hal's Hope Stakes

The Hal's Hope Stakes is a Thoroughbred horse race run at Gulfstream Park located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, the first graded stakes race run at Gulfstream each year. A Grade III race for horses four-years-old and up, the one-turn event is set at a distance of 1 mile (8 furlongs) and offers a purse of $100,000.

Inaugurated as the Creme Fraiche Handicap in honor of the 1985 Belmont Stakes winner, Creme Fraiche, the race was renamed in 2003 for its 2002 winner, Hal's Hope, a Florida-bred who won the 2000 Grade I Florida Derby, the 2002 Grade I Gulfstream Park Handicap, and the 2000 Holy Bull Stakes.


  • 2008 - Chatain (5)
  • 2006 - On Thin Ice (5) (Seek Gold came in third.)
  • 2005 - Badge of Silver (5) (Multiple stakes winner, raced for 4 years.) (Dynever placed.)
  • 2004 - Puzzlement (5) (Bowman's Band placed.)
  • 2003 - Windsor Castle (5)
  • 2002 - Hal's Hope (5) (Multiple Grade I stakes winner.)
  • 2001 - NOT RUN
  • 2000 - Dancing Guy (5) (Yankee Victor, Grade I winner, placed.)
  • 1999 - Jazz Club (4) (Rock and Roll, multiple stakes winner, placed.)
  • 1998 - KJ's Appeal (4)
  • 1996 - Geri (4) (Grade I winner.)
  • 1995 - Warm Wayne (4) (Meadow Monster, multiple stakes winner, placed.)
  • 1994 - Forever Whirl (4)
  • 1993 - Classic Seven (5)
  • 1992 - Peanut Butter Onit (6)
  • 1991 - New York Swell (8) (Canadian Two-Year-Old Champion, Mercedes Won, came in third.
  • 1990 - Big Sal (5)



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