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Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes

Grade III race
Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California Flag of the United States
Inaugurated 1995
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Hollywood Park Racetrack
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 123 lbs.
Purse $100,000

The Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually during the third week of May at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The race is open to horses, age three willing to race seven furlongs on the dirt.

Inaugurated as the Playa Del Ray Stakes, in 1999 it was renamed the Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes in the memory of Hall of Fame trainer Lazaro "Laz" Barrera.

Previously a Grade II event, it was downgraded to Grade III in 2007.

Since inception it has been contested at various distances:

  • 6 furlongsĀ : 1995, 1998
  • 6.5 furlongsĀ : 1996
  • 7 furlongsĀ : 1999-present

There was no race run in 1997.


Speed record: (at current distance of 7 furlongs)

  • 1:20.42 - Early Flyer (2001)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 2 - Chance Rollins (2002, 2006)







2010 Smiling Tiger Victor Espinoza Jeff Bonde Philip Lebherz/Alan Klein 1:21.34
2009 Charlie's Moment Alex Solis Walther Solis Gramer/Pycz/Nicolarsen/Solis 1:21.89
2008 Two Step Salsa Martin Pedroza Julio C. Canani Everest Stables 1:20.66
2007 Time to Get Even David Flores Walther Solis Murrietta Stable et al. 1:21.91
2006 Northern Soldier Chance Rollins Brian Koriner Julie Berta et al. 1:22.46
2005 Storm Wolf Alex Solis Bruce Headley Mercedes Stable/Marsha Naify 1:22.26
2004 Twice As Bad Alex Solis Vladimir Cerin Mercedes Stable 1:21.57
2003 Blazonry Mike E. Smith Kathy Walsh Sanford Robertson 1:22.19
2002 Captain Squire Chance Rollins Jeff Mullins Robert Bone/Jeffrey Diener 1:21.95
2001 Early Flyer Chris McCarron Ron McAnally VHW Stables Inc. 1:20.42
2000 Caller One Corey Nakatani James K. Chapman James R. Chapman 1:21.10
1999 Love That Red Garrett Gomez Leonard Duncan Terry D. Wells 1:20.81
1998 Mazel Trick Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Charles Kenis et al. 1:08.51
1997 no race
1996 Future Quest Kent Desormeaux Ron McAnally VHW Stables Inc. 1:15.17
1995 Flying Standby Chris Antley Not found Not found 1:09.09



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