Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes
|Non-graded stakes race|
|Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes|
|Location||Hollywood Park Racetrack|
Inglewood, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Weight||120 lbs. Non-winners of a race other than claiming allowed 3 lbs. Maidens allowed 5 lbs.|
|Bonuses||US$22,500 for horses bred in California|
The Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in late May at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Open to two-year-old horses, it is contested on dirt over a distance of five and one half furlongs. The event offers a purse of US$75,000 added plus a $22,500 bonus for horses bred in the State of California.
In 1999 and 2000, the race was contested at four and one half furlongs and at five furlongs from 2001 through 2005.
The race is named for long-time California trainer Willard L. Proctor who died in 1998.
- 1:02.97 - J P's Gusto (2010)
- Corey Nakatani- 2004, 2007, 2008
Winners since 2000
|2010||J P's Gusto||Joe Talamo||David Hofmans||Gem Stable||1:02.97|
|2008||Backbackbackgone||Corey Nakatani||Peter Miller||Gerson Racing||1:03.04|
|2007||Thoroughly||Corey Nakatani||Peter Miller||Gerson Racing||1:05.71|
|2006||Genuine Talent||Paul Atkinson||Danny Velasquez||Jocelyn Dickey McKathan||1:06.13|
|2005||Wild Uncle Kurt||Isaias Enriquez||Mike Harrington||Heinz Steinmann||0:58.85|
|2004||Chandtrue||Corey Nakatani||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||Harold F. Greene||0:58.10|
|2003||Alpenfest||Victor Espinoza||Mike Harrington||Heinz Steinmann||0:57.97|
|2002||Crowned Dancer||Alex Solis||Christopher Paasch||C. R. Cono et al.||0:57.86|
|2001||Expected Program||Tyler Baze||James K. Chapman||Carolyn Chapman/Theresa McArthur||0:56.81|
|2000||Squirtle Squirt||Laffit Pincay, Jr.||Jose Garcia, Jr.||David J. Lanzman||0:51.87|