Ack Ack Handicap (Hollywood Park)

The Ack Ack Handicap is a Grade III race for Thoroughbred horses run at Hollywood Park in June.

Ack Ack Handicap
Grade III race
LocationHollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated2001
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance7 12 furlongs
SurfaceCushion Track
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$100,000

Open to horses aged three and up, the Ack Ack is set at a distance of ​7 12 furlongs and offers a purse of $100,000. It was raced on dirt since its inaugural running in 2001 until 2007 after the new synthetic Cushion Track had been installed.

The race is named for the great Ack Ack, inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Horse of the Year in 1971, as well as ranking number 44 in the Blood-Horse magazine List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.

This race was run as a stake in 2001.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1:27.15 - Joey Franco (2003)

Winners of the Ack Ack HandicapEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2010 NO RACE
2009 Noble Court 5 Joel Rosario John W. Sadler Joy Ride Racing 1:27.32
2008 Rebellion (GB) 5 Rafael Bejarano H. Graham Motion Hickory Tree Stable 1:27.68
2007 El Roblar 5 Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella Stonestreet Stables LLC 1:28.51
2006 Lucky J. H. 4 Patrick Valenzuela Carla Gaines Harris Farms, Inc. 1:29.66
2005 McCann's Mojave 5 Jose Valdivia, Jr. Patrick Gallagher Mike Willman 1:27.23
2004 Taste of Paradise 5 Jon Court Molly Pearson David B. Bloom 1:28.02
2003 Joey Franco 4 Patrick Valenzuela Darrell Vienna Gerald Frankel 1:27.15
2002 NO RACE
2001 Grey Memo 4 Garrett Gomez Warren Stute Manzani, Ridgeley Farm & Russ 1:28.19

ReferencesEdit

  • Hollywood Park Media Guide