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Railbird Stakes

Grade III race
Railbird Stakes
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1963
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Cushion Track synthetic dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Railbird Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. A Grade III event open to three-year-old fiillies, it is contested on Cushion Track synthetic dirt over a distance of a seven furlongs.

Inaugurated in 1963 as a race for three-year-olds of either sex, it was changed to a race for fillies only in 1964. For the only time in its history, in 1965 the race was run in two divisions.

The race is named in honor of railbirds, the nickname for the fans who line the racetrack's rail early in the morning to watch the workouts. [1]

The Railbird Stakes is a prep for Grade II Hollywood Oaks.



Speed record:

  • 1:20.60 - Eloquent (1979)

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners since 1986






2010 Tandy Alex Solis Dan Hendricks Tommy Hutton 1:21.93
2009 Witty Victor Espinoza Richard E. Mandella R. Bass/Claiborne/A. Dilschneider 1:21.74
2008 Million Dollar Run Joel Rosario Marcelo Polanco Everest Stables Inc. 1:20.66
2007 Ashley's Kitty Joe Talamo Ted H. West Oak West Farm 1:22.80
2006 Bettarun Fast Aaron Gryder Vladimir Cerin Patricia & Stephen Fitzpatrick 1:23.29
2005 Short Route Pat Valenzuela Joe Herrick Donna & Bill Herrick 1:22.99
2004 Elusive Diva Pat Valenzuela Mark Glatt J. & D. Konecny / A. & S. Branch 1:21.36
2003 Buffythecenterfold Victor Espinoza Melvin F. Stute Frank Stronach & Brian Allen 1:22.54
2002 September Secret Pat Valenzuela Mike Machowsky Lo Hi Stable 1:22.95
2001 Golden Ballet Chris McCarron Jenine Sahadi Bill Heiligbrodt & Team Valor 1:21.57
2000 Abby Girl Corey Nakatani Craig Dollase Stephen Herold 1:22.57
1999 Olympic Charmer Chris McCarron Richard E. Mandella Deborah McAnally 1:21.18
1998 Brulay Gary L. Stevens Richard E. Mandella Ann & Jerry Moss 1:20.84
1997 I Ain't Bluffing Eddie Delahoussaye Ronald W. Ellis Siegel family 1:22.77
1996 Supercilious Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella Herman Sarkowsky 1:22.55
1995 Sleep Easy Corey Nakatani Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:22.41
1994 Sportful Snob Pat Valenzuela John W. Sadler Jack & Barbara Walter, et al. 1:21.94
1993 Afto Paul Atkinson Willard L. Proctor Leonard H. Lavin 1:22.48
1992 She's Tops Kent Desormeaux Richard E. Mandella Herman Sarkowsky 1:22.78
1991 Suziqcute Chris McCarron Ron McAnally not found 1:21.80
1990 Forest Fealty Julio Garcia Brian A. Mayberry Siegel Family 1:21.60
1989 Imaginary Lady Gary L. Stevens D. Wayne Lukas L. R. French, Jr. & D. W. Lukas 1:21.40
1988 Sheesham Laffit Pincay, Jr. Henry Moreno Jack L. Finley 1:22.60
1987 Very Subtle Bill Shoemaker Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle & Carl Grinstead 1:22.60
1986 Melair Pat Valenzuela John W. Sadler Marianne Millard & Bea Rous 1:22.40

Earlier winners

  • 1985 - Reigning Countess
  • 1984 - Mitterrand
  • 1983 - Ski Goggle
  • 1982 - Faneuil Lass
  • 1981 - Cherokee Frolic
  • 1980 - Cinegita
  • 1979 - Eloquent
  • 1978 - Eximious
  • 1977 - Talsez Vous
  • 1976 - Hail Hilarious
  • 1975 - Raise Your Skirts
  • 1974 - Modus Vivendi
  • 1973 - Sandy Blue
  • 1972 - Impressive Style
  • 1970 - Bold Jil
  • 1969 - Tipping Time
  • 1968 - Morgaise
  • 1967 - Forgiving
  • 1966 - Fleet Treat
  • 1965 - Gala Host
  • 1965 - Mine Lovely
  • 1964 - Fran La Femme
  • 1963 - Well Ordered



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