Windy Sands Handicap
The Windy Sands Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. An ungraded stakes, it is open to three-year-olds and up willing to race the 1 mile (8 furlongs) on the dirt. It currently offers a purse of $85,000 added.
The race is named after Windy Sands, born in 1957, by Your Host (sire of Kelso, out of Samoa Winds) who holds the Del Mar track record for 1 1/16 miles on dirt of 1:40.00 set on August 4, 1962 in winning the San Diego Handicap.
Winners of the Windy Sands since 2005:
- 2009 - Star Nicholas (Michael C. Baze)
- 2008 - Albertus Maximus (this was Perfect Drift's last race; he came in third at the age of 9)
- 2007 - Wanna Runner (Tyler Baze) (Grade I winner, Heatseeker, placed.)
- 2006 - Preachinatthebar
- 2005 - Total Impact