Harry Henson Stakes

The Harry Henson Stakes was an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the third week of April as part of the opening day races of the spring/summer meet at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. Open to three-year-old horses, it was a non-graded stakes raced on turf that has been contested at a distance of six furlongs since 2007. The race offered a purse of US$70,000.

Harry Henson Stakes
non-graded stakes race
LocationHollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated1952
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.hollywoodpark.com
Race information
Distance6 furlong sprint
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightAssigned
PurseUS$70,000

Inaugurated in 1952 as the Debonair Stakes, it was renamed in 1991 to honor Harry Henson, a former jockey who was Hollywood Park's race caller from 1958 to 1982.

Past winners include Imbros in 1953, Kentucky Derby winner Determine in 1954, and a son of Imbros in 1962, the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Native Diver.

RecordsEdit

Speed record: (at current distance of 6 furlongs.

  • 1:08.16 - Backbackbackgone (2009)

Recent winnersEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2009 Backbackbackgone Rafael Bejarano Peter Miller Gerson Racing et al. 1:08.16
2008 Sky Cape Victor Espinoza Kristin Mulhall Visionary Racing/Steve Taub 1:08.49
2007 Hurry Home Warren Victor Espinoza Jesús Mendoza Christopher Drakos 1:08.60
2006 Corazondelcampeon Corey Nakatani David La Croix Scott P. Merrell 1:01.04
2005 Juliesugardaddy Alex Bisono Barry Abrams D. Adams, V. Johnson, H. Nakk 1:01.87

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