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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
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 5.5 furlongs
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight 120 lbs. Non-winners of a race other than claiming allowed 3 lbs. Maidens allowed 5 lbs.
Purse US$75,000+
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.


Speed Record:

  • 1:02.97 - J P's Gusto (2010)

Jockey Wins:

  • Corey Nakatani- 2004, 2007, 2008

Winners since 2000






2010 J P's Gusto Joe Talamo David Hofmans Gem Stable 1:02.97
2009 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
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



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