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.
- 2009 – Delightful Kiss (5) (1:36.16) (Calvin Borel)
- 2008 - Chatain (5)
- 2007 – Chatain (4) (Sweetnorthernsaint came in third.)
- 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)