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Ouija Board Handicap

Grade III race
Ouija Board Handicap
Location Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Inaugurated 1997
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.lonestarpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mare, 3-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Ouija Board Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually on Memorial Day at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

A Grade III event since 2003, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs) and is open to fillies and mares, age three and older.

Inaugurated in 1997 as the Fort Worth Handicap, it was contested at a distance of 1 1/8 miles until 1999 when it was renamed the Prestonwood Distaff Handicap and set at a distance of one mile. From 2000 through 2006 it was raced as the Winstar Distaff Handicap. In 2007, the race was renamed to honor superstar filly Ouija Board, the European Horse of the Year in 2004 and 2006 who won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in 2004 when the Breeders' Cup races were hosted by Lone Star Park.

Records

Speed record: (at current distance of 1 mile)

  • 1:32.81 - Wasted Tears (2009) (New stakes and course record)

Most wins:

  • Wasted Tears (2009, 2010)

Most wins by an owner:

  • Bart B. Evans (2009, 2010)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • No jockey has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 2 - Bart B. Evans (2009, 2010)
  • 2 - Donnie K. Von Hemel (2001, 2008)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Wasted Tears 5 Cliff Berry Bart B. Evans Bart B. Evans 1:33.25
2009 Wasted Tears 4 Eguard Tejera Bart B. Evans Bart B. Evans 1:32.81
2008 Brownie Points 5 Luis Quinonez Donnie K. Von Hemel Pin Oak Stable 1:35.82
2007 Lady of Venice 4 Garrett Gomez Patrick Biancone Martin S. Schwartz 1:38.32
2006 Sweet Talker 4 Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Courtlandt Farms 1:38.66
2005 Katdogawn 5 Jerry Bailey Wallace Dollase Jim Ford Inc./John Cuchna 1:39.53
2004 Academic Angel 5 Shane Sellers Steve Asmussen Cash Asmussen 1:35.98
2003 Eagle Lake 5 Gerard Melancon Cole Norman Turf Express Inc. 1:43.02
2002 Queen of Wilshire 6 David Flores Darrell Vienna E A Ranches 1:38.96
2001 Voladora 6 Cliff Berry Donnie K. Von Hemel George O. Kleier 1:42.23
2000 Mumtaz 4 Victor Espinoza Thomas M. Amoss Bates, Hendricks, et al. 1:37.28
1999 Heritage Of Gold 4 Casey Lambert Steve Asmussen Jack Garey 1:37.75
1998 Arctica 4 E.J. Perrodin Tony J. Richey Royce Roberts 1:46.53
1997 Fresa 5 Corey Lanerie Bill Stice Tom Ball 1:46.68

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