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Matriarch Stakes

Grade 1 race
Matriarch Stakes
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $500,000

The Matriarch Stakes is an American Grade I turf race for thoroughbred horses run annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California for a purse of $500,000. The race is open to fillies and mares, age three and up, and is contested over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs.

Like all Fall turf stakes, the race was on hiatus in 2005 due to problems with Hollywood Park's grass course.

Inaugurated in 1981 as a weight-for age race, since inception the Matriarch has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile : 2003 to present
  • 1⅛ miles : 1981-1994, 1998-2002
  • 1¼ miles : 1995-1998

The Matriarch Stakes was run in two divisions in 1982.


Speed record:

  • 1:33.58 - Ventura (2009) (at current distance of 1 mile)
  • 1:46.14 - Flawlessly (1992) (at previous distance of 1⅛ miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner :








2009 Ventura 5 Garrett Gomez Humberto Ascanio Juddmonte Farms 1:33.58
2008 Cocoa Beach 4 Ramon Dominguez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:35.49
2007 Precious Kitten 4 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Ken & Sarah Ramsey 1:33.63
2006 Price Tag 3 Edgar Prado Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:34.70
2005 no race
2004 Intercontinental 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:35.87
2003 Heat Haze 4 John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:34.43
2002 Dress to Thrill 3 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud 1:48.31
2001 Starine 4 John Velazquez Robert J. Frankel Robert J. Frankel 1:50.16
2000 Tout Charmant 4 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Stonerside Stable 1:46.06
1999 Happyanunoit 4 Brice Blanc Robert J. Frankel Amerman Racing Stables 1:46.30
1998 Squeak 3 Alex Solis Ben D. A. Cecil Gary A. Tanaka 2:05.08
1997 Ryafan 3 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:05.80
1996 Wandesta 5 Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:00.14
1995 Duda 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Madeleine Paulson 2:00.37
1994 Exchange 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. William B. Spawr Sid & Jenny Craig 1:49.42
1993 Flawlessly 5 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:46.78
1992 Flawlessly 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:46.14
1991 Flawlessly 3 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Harbor View Farm 1:46.60
1990 Countus In 5 Corey Nakatani Steven M. Rieser Charles G. Middleton III 1:46.20
1989 Claire Marine 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Sidney L. Port/C. E. Whittingham 1:47.40
1988 Nastique 4 Bill Shoemaker Stephen A. DiMauro Bernard Chaus & Herb Goldstein 1:47.00
1987 Asteroid Field 4 Aaron Gryder John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:51.00
1986 Auspiciante 5 Cash Asmussen Ron McAnally Jack Kent Cooke 1:48.00
1985 Fact Finder 6 Sandy Hawley Charlie Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:48.20
1984 Royal Heroine 4 Fernando Toro John Gosden Robert Sangster 1:49.40
1983 Sangue 5 Bill Shoemaker Henry Moreno L. Charlene Parks 1:49.40
1982 Pale Purple 4 Ray Sibille not found not found 1:48.60
1982 Castilla 3 Ray Sibille Charlie Whittingham Mary Jones Bradley 1:47.40
1981 Kilijaro 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charlie Whittingham Edward Seltzer et al. 1:47.00



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