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Khaled Stakes

Restricted stakes race
Khaled Stakes
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1990
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old & up, bred in California
Weight 124 lbs. + allowances
Purse $150,000

The Khaled Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Sponsored by the TVG Network, the race is contested on turf over a distance of one and one-eighth miles (nine furlongs). The event is restricted to horses age four years and older who were bred in State of California.

Part of the California Gold Rush Day program at Hollywood Park Racetrack, the Khaled Stakes is run as the male counterpart to the Fran's Valentine Stakes for mares.


  • 11/16 miles : 1990-2002
  • 1⅛ miles 2003-present


Historical notes

In winning his second Khaled Stakes in 2002, nine-year-old Native Desert joined John Henry as the oldest horse ever to win a stakes race at Hollywood Park. [1]


Speed record: (at current distance of 1⅛ miles)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Journalism (1994, 1995)
  • 2 - Native Desert (1998, 2002)
  • 2 - Spinelessjellyfish (2000, 2001)

Winners since 1998







2009 Unusual Smoke 4 Martin Garcia A.C. Avila Santa Ines Stable 1:47.28
2008 Mr. Wolverine 6 Michael Baze Jorge Gutierrez Begue, Dryfus, & Venneri Racing 1:48.51
2007 Epic Power 6 Corey Nakatani Jack Carava La Canada Stables, LLC 1:47.40
2006 Lava Man 5 Corey Nakatani Douglas F. O'Neill STD Racing & Jason Wood 1:44.26
2005 Running Free 4 Victor Espinoza Kristin Mulhall Southern Nevada Racing Stables 1:48.00
2004 Black Bart 5 Sandi Gann Troy Bainum Tom Metzger 1:47.68
2003 Sea to See 5 Alex Solis Douglas F. O'Neill Soares & Suarez 1:47.60
2002 Native Desert 9 Eddie Delahoussaye Juan Garcia Miguel Rubio 1:41.80
2001 Spinelessjellyfish 5 Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Stephen Sahadi et al 1:40.77
2000 Spinelessjellyfish 4 Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Stephen Sahadi et al 1:39.40
1999 Del Mar Gray 4 Alex Solis Bob Baffert Ed & Natalie Friendly nf
1998 Native Desert 5 Rene Douglas Juan Garcia Miguel Rubio 1:40.80

Earlier winners

  • 1997 - Gastown
  • 1996 - no race
  • 1995 - Journalism
  • 1994 - Journalism
  • 1993 - Patriotaki
  • 1992 - Blaze O'Brien
  • 1991 - C Sam Maggio
  • 1990 - River Master



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