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Vanity Invitational Handicap

Grade I race
Vanity Invitational Handicap
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1940
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Cushion Track, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, Three-years-old & Up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Vanity Invitational Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in July at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California.

Open by invitation to fillies and mares ages three and up, the Grade I stakes race is run at a distance of one and one-eighth miles and currently offers a purse of $300,000.

It was raced on dirt since its inaugural running in 1940 until 2007 after the new synthetic Cushion Track had been installed.

The race has been contested at various distances:

  • 1 mile - 1940;
  • 1 1/16 miles - 1941, 1944-1949, 1951-1953;
  • 1 1/8 miles - 1950, 1954-1985, 1988-present;
  • 1 1/4 miles - 1986-1987.

Contents

Records

Time record:

Most wins:

Winners of the Vanity Invitational Handicap since 1972

Year

Winner

Age
Weight

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
2010 Zenyatta 6 129 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerry & Ann Moss 1:49.01
2009 Zenyatta 5 129 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerry & Ann Moss 1:48.15
2008 Zenyatta 4 124 Mike E. Smith John Shirreffs Jerry & Ann Moss 1:49.51
2007 Nashoba's Key 4 118 Joe Talamo Carla Gaines Warren B. Williamson 1:48.83
2006 Hollywood Story 5 118 David R. Flores John Shirreffs George Krikorian 1:48.55
2005 Splendid Blended 3 120 Jerry D. Bailey Neil D. Drysdale Peter Vegso Racing 1:49.33
2004 Victory Encounter 4 116 Alex Solis John W. Sadler Tom Mankiewicz 1:48.28
2003 Azeri 5 127 Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux A. Paulson Living Trust 1:48.48
2002 Azeri 4 125 Mike E. Smith Laura de Seroux A. Paulson Living Trust 1:48.88
2001 Gourmet Girl 6 119 Gary L. Stevens Pico Perdomo Gary A. Tanaka 1:49.21
2000 Riboletta 5 123 Chris McCarron Eduardo Inda Aaron & Marie Jones 1:48.54
1999 Manistique 4 122 Chris McCarron John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1:48.06
1998 Escena 5 124 Jerry D. Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:48.00
1997 Twice the Vice 5 121 Chris McCarron Ronald W. Ellis Martin & Pam Wygod 1:46.40
1996 Jewel Princess 4 120 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase Richard & Martha Stephen 1:47.00
1995 Private Persuasion 4 114 Gary L. Stevens Dan Hendricks Martin & Pam Wygod 1:48.20
1994 Potridee 5 114 Alex Solis Ron McAnally L. Grimm 1:48.08
1993 Re Toss 6 115 Ed Delahoussaye Henry Moreno Arthur & Larry Risdon 1:47.92
1992 Paseana 5 127 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Sidney H. Craig 1:48.06
1991 Brought To Mind 4 120 Pat Valenzuela Ron McAnally Tadahiro Hotehama 1:48.50
1990 Gorgeous 4 124 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Robert N. Clay 1:48.20
1989 Bayakoa 5 125 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Janis & Frank Whitham 1:47.20
1988 Annoconnor 4 114 Corey Black John Gosden Fink & Gottlieb 1:49.20
1987 Infinidad 5 113 Corey Black Charles Whittingham A.B. Hancock, III 2:00.60
1986 Magnificent Lindy 4 116 Chris McCarron Neil Drysdale Paula L. Tucker 2:02.00
1985 Dontstop Themusic 5 118 Angel Cordero, Jr. Randy Winick Mr. & Mrs. Albert Broccoli 1:47.80
1984 Princess Rooney 4 120 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Paula Tucker 1:46.20
1983 A Kiss for Luck 4 114 Chris McCarron Jerry Fanning Paula Tucker 1:49.20
1982 Sangue 4 120 Bill Shoemaker Henry Moreno Craig B. Singer 1:48.00
1981 Track Robbery 5 120 Patrick Valenzuela R.L. Wheller Summa Stable 1:47.00
1980 It's In The Air 4 120 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:47.00
1979 It's In The Air 3 113 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:47.40
1978 Afifa 4 113 Bill Shoemaker G. Cleveland Swiftsure Stable 1:46.40
1977 Cascapedia 4 129 Sandy Hawley G.C. Campbell Ben Ridder 1:47.60
1976 Miss Toshiba 4 120 Fernando Toro T.A. Pratt Robert Sangster 1:48.00
1975 Dulcia 6 118 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Mrs. A. W. Stollery 1:47.40
1974 Tallahto 4 126 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Mrs. Howard B. Keck 1:47.00
1973 Convenience 5 121 J.L. Rotz W.L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:47.80
1972 Convenience 4 121 Jerry Lambert W.L. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:47.80

Earlier winners

  • 1971 : Hi Q.
  • 1970 : Commissary
  • 1969 : Desert Law
  • 1967 : Desert Love
  • 1966 : Khal Ireland
  • 1965 : Jalousie
  • 1964 : Star Maggie
  • 1963 : Table Mate
  • 1962 : Linita
  • 1961 : Perizade
  • 1959 : Zevs Joy
  • 1959 : Tender Size
  • 1958 : Annie-Lu-San
  • 1957 : Annie-Lu-San
  • 1956 : Mary Machree
  • 1955 : Countess Fleet
  • 1954 : Bubbley
  • 1953 : Fleet Khal
  • 1949 : Silver Drift
  • 1948 : Hemet Squaw
  • 1947 : Honeymoon
  • 1946 : Be Faithful
  • 1944 : Happy Issue
  • 1943 : WW II - No race held
  • 1942 : WW II - No race held
  • 1941 : Painted Veil
  • 1940 : Etolia


* Run in two divisions in 1959.

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