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Wilshire Handicap

Grade III race
Wilshire Handicap
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1953
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Fillies &mares, 3-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

The Wilshire Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually in early May at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. A Grade III event open to fillies and mares age three and older, it is contested on turf over a distance of one mile (8 furlongs).


Historical notes

First run in 1953 as a one mile race on dirt for three-year-old fillies, it was not run again until 1963 when it was revived as an event that included older mares.

Since inception, the Wilshire Handicap has been contested at a variety of distances:

  • 1 mile : 1953, 1998–present
  • 7 furlongs : 1963-1969
  • 1⅛ miles : 1970-1978
  • 1 1/16 miles : 1979-1997


Speed record: (at current distance of 1 mile)

  • 1:33.14 - Heavenly Ransom (2006)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - William Haggin Perry (1967, 1968, 1969)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners since







2010 Medaglia d'Amour 4 Alonso Quinonez Ben D. A. Cecil Mmes. Cecil or Reddam 1:34.31
2009 Gorgeous Goose 4 Corey Nakatani Mike Puype Mary A. Denes & Mary E. Woelfel 1:34.54
2008 Diamond Diva 4 David Flores David Cassidy Three Chimneys Farm 1:33.21
2007 Charm the Giant 5 Michael Baze Ron McAnally Deborah McAnally 1:34.16
2006 Heavenly Ransom 4 Jon Court Thomas R. Bell II M/M Vicken Meguerditchian 1:33.14
2005 Pickle 4 Jon Court Sandy Shulman Ron Charles & Clear Valley Stables 1:33.85
2004 Spring Star 5 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Wertheimer et Frere 1:33.41
2003 Dublino 4 Kent Desormeaux Laura de Seroux M. Klein, R. Geringer, M. Naify, et al 1:33.62
2002 Eurolink Raindance 5 Chris McCarron Ben Cecil Bull Market Stable 1:34.31
2001 Tranquility Lake 6 Eddie Delahoussaye Julio C. Canani Pam & Martin Wygod 1:34.69
2000 Tout Charmant 4 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Stonerside Stable 1:33.86
1999 Sapphire Ring 4 Gary L. Stevens Neil D. Drysdale The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:33.80
1998 Shake the Yoke 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Ronald W. Ellis B. Wayne Hughes 1:34.10
1997 Blushing Heiress 5 Chris McCarron Dan L. Hendricks M.F. & T.M. Cavanagh 1:40.95
1996 Pharma 5 Corey Nakatani Ronald W. Ellis Allen Paulson & Martin Wygod 1:40.96
1995 Possibly Perfect 5 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Blue Vista, Inc. 1:40.37
1994 Skimble 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Robert J. Frankel Prince Khalid Abdullah 1:41.39
1993 Toussaud 4 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Prince Khalid Abdullah 1:40.14
1992 Kostroma 6 Kent Desormeaux Gary Jones William deBurgh/R. Sangster/Prestonwood 1:41.35
1991 Fire the Groom 4 Gary L. Stevens Bill Shoemaker Randall D. Hubbard 1:40.00
1990 Reluctant Guest 4 Robbie Davis Richard Mandella Robert S. Folsom 1:39.40
1989 Claire Marine 4 Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham S. L. Port & C. E. Whittingham 1:39.00
1988 Chapel of Dreams 4 Gary L. Stevens John Parisella Theodore M. Sabarese 1:39.40
1987 Galunpe 4 Fernando Toro Robert J. Frankel Ann & Jerry Moss/Patrick P. Offenstadt 1:41.00
1986 Outstandingly 4 Gary L. Stevens Pancho Martin Harbor View Farm 1:41.60
1985 Johnica 4 Chris McCarron Bruce Headley Golden Eagle Farm 1:40.60
1984 Tripple Tipple 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Richard L. Cross Fittocks Stud 1:41.20
1983 Mademoiselle Forli 4 Pat Valenzuela Charles Whittingham Penowa Farms 1:44.80
1982 Miss Huntingdon 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Ruth C. Bunn 1:41.40
1981 Save Wild Life 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert L. Wheeler Summa Stable 1:40.80
1980 Wishing Well 5 Fernando Toro Gary Jones Tom Tatham 1:41.60
1979 Country Queen 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Randy Winick M. Blum, G. Sarant, R. Winick 1:40.40
1978 Lucie Manet 5 Chris McCarron Jamie Villagomez John & Donald Valpredo 1:49.00
1977 Now Pending 4 Rudy Campas Richard Mandella Jerry Pender & Dan Stathatos 1:48.80
1976 Miss Toshiba 4 Fernando Toro Thomas A. Pratt Robert Sangster 1:49.20
1975 Tizna 6 Jerry Lambert Henry Moreno Nile Financial Corp. 1:48.60
1974 Tallahto 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Howard B. Keck 1:47.60
1973 Balcony's Babe 5 Jerry Lambert Kenneth Bowyer M/M E.B. & E.W. Johnston 1:48.60
1972 Manta 6 Fernando Toro Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf Farm 1:48.80
1971 New Leaf 4 not found Frank Carter Pin Oak Stable nf
1970 Tanta Bella 3 Jerry Lambert Maynard Krueger Mrs. John Valpredo 1:48.80
1969 Gamely 5 Wayne Harris James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:21.00
1968 Gamely 4 Wayne Harris James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:21.00
1967 Romanticism 4 Jerry Lambert James W. Maloney William Haggin Perry 1:22.40
1966 Poona Queen 6 Bill Shoemaker Gordon C. Campbell M/M John J. Elmore 1:22.20
1965 Jalousie 6 Johnny Longden Henry Moreno H. Moreno/Pat Sawyer/Bill Macon 1:21.00
1964 Researcher 4 Pete Moreno Farrell W. Jones Elmendorf Farm 1:26.40
1963 Edie Belle 6 Bill Shoemaker Farrell W. Jones Bresa Del Mar Ranch 1:26.40
1953 Ria Rica 3 Billy Pearson Hack Ross C. H. Jones & Sons 1:37.20



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