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Swaps Stakes

Grade II race
Swaps Stakes
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1964
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $350,000

The Swaps Stakes is a race for Thoroughbred horses run annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The race is open to three-year-old horses willing to race one and one-eighth miles on the dirt. A Grade II event, it carries a purse of $350,000.

Run in mid July, this race is named for the notable California-bred 1955 Kentucky Derby winner, Swaps.

In 1977, U.S. Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew suffered the first loss of his career when he ran fourth to winner J O Tobin.

Winners since 1997






2009 Misremembered Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Bob Baffert/George Jacobs 1:49.02
2008 Tres Borrachos Tyler Baze C. Beau Greely John Greely IV/Phil Houchens 1:49.29
2007 Tiago Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Ann & Jerry Moss 1:48.76
2006 Arson Squad Alex Solis Bruce Headley Jay Em Ess Stable 1:48.45
2005 Surf Cat Alex Solis Bruce Headley Marsha Naify/Aase Headley 1:48.07
2004 Rock Hard Ten Corey Nakatani Jason Orman Mercedes Stable/M. Paulson 1:47.47
2003 During Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert James McIngvale 1:49.38
2002 Came Home Mike E. Smith Paco Gonzalez Farish, McCaffery et al. 1:48:28
2001 Congaree Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:48.61
2000 Captain Steve Corey Nakatani Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1:48.01
1999 Cat Thief Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:47.87
1998 Old Trieste Chris McCarron Mike Puype Cobra Farm 1:47.06
1997 Free House Kent Desormeaux J. Paco Gonzalez Toffan & McCaffery 1:45.80

Earlier winners

  • 1996 - Victory Speech
  • 1994 - Silver Music
  • 1993 - Devoted Brass
  • 1990 - Jovial
  • 1988 - Lively One
  • 1987 - Temperate Sil
  • 1986 - Clear Choice
  • 1985 - Padua
  • 1983 - Hyperborean
  • 1982 - Journey at Sea
  • 1981 - Noble Nashua
  • 1980 - First Albert
  • 1979 - Valdez
  • 1978 - Radar Ahead
  • 1976 - Majestic Light
  • 1975 - Forceten
  • 1974 - Agitate
  • 1968 - Good Investment
  • 1966 - Disciplinarian
  • 1965 - Gummo
  • 1964 - Cap Size



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