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Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes

Grade 1 race
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1½ miles (12 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $250,000

The Hollywood Turf Cup is an American stakes race for thoroughbred horses at Hollywood Park Racetrack. A Grade I event, it is open to horses, age three and up, and run at a distance of one and one-half miles. The Hollywood Turf Cup offers a purse of $250,000.

Horses who previously ran in the Breeders' Cup Turf often run in the Turf Cup since it is the last major turf race of the year. As with all Hollywood Park turf stakes it was on hiatus in 2005.

John Henry's win in 1983 made him the first racehorse to surpass $4 million in career earnings. 1991 winner Miss Alleged is the only filly to ever win this race.

The race was run in two heats in 1982. It was raced at 1⅜ miles (11 furlongs) in 1982 and 1983.


Speed record:

  • 2:24.61 - Boboman (2006)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Alphabatim (1984, 1986)
  • 2 - Lazy Lode (1998, 1999)

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:








2009 no race
2008 Champs Elysees 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:27.71
2007 Sunriver 4 Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 2:27.07
2006 Boboman 5 Garrett Gomez Richard Mandella Wertheimer et Frere 2:24.61
2005 no race
2004 Pellegrino 5 Gary Stevens Donald Burke II Gary A. Tanaka 2:29.73
2003 Continuously † 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Saud bin Khaled 2:29.01
2002 Sligo Bay 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. C. Beau Greely Columbine Stable 2:27.22
2001 Super Quercus 5 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel 3 Plus U Stable 2:29.86
2000 Bienamado 4 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery/Toffan & Sangster 2:25.98
1999 Lazy Lode 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Richard Mandella The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:25.85
1998 Lazy Lode 4 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:28.36
1997 River Bay 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Chalhoub Stable 2:26.47
1996 Running Flame 4 Chris McCarron Mike Puype Gary Biszantz 2:28.53
1995 Royal Chariot 5 Alex Solis Eddie Gregson D & V Enterprises 2:25.18
1994 Frenchpark 4 Corey Black Terry Knight Hubert Guy 2:25.66
1993 Fraise 5 Chris McCarron William I. Mott Madeleine A. Paulson 2:32.34
1992 Bien Bien 3 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez McCaffery & Toffan 2:31.28
1991 Miss Alleged 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Issam Fares 2:30.00
1990 Itsallgreektome 3 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase Jhayare Stable 2:24.80
1989 Frankly Perfect 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham McNall & Gretzky 2:26.60
1988 Great Communicator 5 Ray Sibille Thad Ackel Class Act Farm 2:34.40
1987 Vilzak 4 Pat Day Jack Van Berg Harry T. Rosenblum 2:27.00
1986 Alphabatim 5 Bill Shoemaker John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:25.80
1985 Zoffany 5 Ed Delahoussaye John Gosden A. & J. Bodie/A. Speelman 2:28.40
1984 Alphabatim 3 Chris McCarron John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:25.80
1983 John Henry 8 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 2:16.60
1982 The Hague 3 Fernando Toro Richard Mandella Not found 2:13.40
1982 Prince Spellbound 3 Marco Castaneda Larry W. Holt William L. Pease 2:14.00
1981 Providential 4 Alain Lequeux Charlie Whittingham Bertram R. Firestone 2:26.80

  • † In 2003, Epicentre won the race but was disqualied for interference in the stretch and set back to third.
  • † In 1992, Fraise finished first but officials disqualified him and he was set back to second place for bumping Bien Bien in the stretch.



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