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Hollywood Starlet Stakes

Grade I race
Hollywood Starlet Stakes
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Cushion Track, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds Fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $400,000 added

The Hollywood Starlet Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old fillies run each December at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Currently offering a purse of $400,000, the Grade I event, it was raced on dirt until 2006 when the new synthetic Cushion Track was installed. It is run over a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs). From 1985 though 1990 it was raced at a distance of one mile.

The Hollywood Starlet Stakes is the final major race of the year for young fillies and is frequented by horses coming out of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

In 2003, Hollywood Story became the first maiden to win the Starlet in the history of the event.


Speed record:

  • 1:41.82 (on dirt) - Splendid Blendid (2004)

Winners of the Hollywood Starlet Stakes since 1991






2009 Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/DeDomenico/Carver 1:41.96
2008 Laragh Edgar Prado John Terranova IEAH Stables et al. 1:41.96
2007 Country Star Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stonerside Stable 1:40.54
2006 Romance Is Diane David R. Flores Mike R. Mitchell Senji Nishimura 1:42.61
2005 Diplomat Lady Tyler Baze Chris Paasch Charles Cono 1:43.89
2004 Splendid Blendid Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Peter Vegso 1:41.82
2003 Hollywood Story Pat Valenzuela John Shirreffs George Krikorian 1:42.87
2002 Elloluv Pat Valenzuela Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 1:42.88
2001 Habibti Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:43.12
2000 I Believe In You Alex Solis Paul J. McGee J., M., & S. Siegel 1:43.57
1999 Surfside Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:43.51
1998 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:42.14
1997 Love Lock Kent Desormeaux D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 1:42.17
1996 Sharp Cat Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:44.69
1995 Cara Rafaela Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Gonzalo Borges Torrealba 1:43.10
1994 Serena's Song Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:41.96
1993 Sardula Ed Delahoussaye Brian Mayberry Ann & Jerry Moss 1:42.34
1992 Creaking Board Corey Nakatani Pascal Bary A J B P C Stable 1:43.73
1991 Magical Maiden Gary L. Stevens Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1:42.74

Earlier winners

  • 1990 - Cuddles
  • 1989 - Cheval Volant
  • 1988 - Stocks Up
  • 1987 - Goodbye Halo
  • 1986 - Very Subtle
  • 1985 - I'm Splendid
  • 1984 - Outstandingly
  • 1983 - Althea
  • 1982 - Fabulous Notion
  • 1981 - Skillful Joy
  • 1979 - Eloquent
  • 1974 - Yale Coed


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