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John Henry Handicap

Discontinued horse race
John Henry Handicap
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1986
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website n/a
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned

The John Henry Handicap was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California from 1986 through 1994. [1] A Grade II event open to horses age three and older, it was contest on turf over a distance of one and one eighth miles (9 furlongs). [2]

Inaugurated in 1986, it was named in honor of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee John Henry, a four-time U.S. Champion Male Turf Horse and two-time U. S. Horse of the Year.


Speed record:

  • 1:45.00 - Leger Cat (1993)

Most wins:

  • No horse won this race more than once.

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:








1994 Arcangues 6 Eddie Delahoussaye Richard E. Mandella Daniel Wildenstein 1:47.20
1993 Leger Cat 7 Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella E. C. Allred & R. D. Hubbard 1:45.00
1992 Notorious Pleasure 6 Russell Baze Gary Jones Robert Levy et al 1:45.60
1991 Pharisien 4 Corey Nakatani Christian Doumen Jean Andreani 1:46.80
1990 Golden Pheasant 4 Chris McCarron Charles E. Whittingham Bruce McNall & Wayne Gretzky 1:47.00
1989 Peace 4 Bill Shoemaker Charles E. Whittingham Tom Gentry 1:46.20
1988 Deputy Governor 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Universal Stable 1:46.00
1987 Al Mamoon 6 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel B. R. Firestone & E. A. Gann 1:47.00
1986 Palace Music 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles E. Whittingham N. B. Hunt & A. E. Paulson 1:48.80



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