Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes

The Hollywood Turf Cup is an American stakes race for Thoroughbred horses run annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. The race takes place during the track's Fall Meet in late November. A Grade II event, it is open to horses age three and up, and run at a distance of one and one-half miles on grass. The Hollywood Turf Cup currently offers a purse of $200,000. The event was inaugurated in 1981 at Hollywood Park Racetrack where it was raced through until that track's closing at the end of 2013. The race was run in two divisions in 1982.[1] [2]

Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes
Grade 2 race
LocationDel Mar Racetrack
Hollywood Park Racetrack (1981-2013)
Inaugurated1981
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
Websitehttp://www.dmtc.com
Race information
Distance1 12 miles (12 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$200,000 (2016)[1]

Horses who previously ran in the Breeders' Cup Turf will sometimes run in the Turf Cup since it is the last major turf race of the year. As with all Hollywood Park turf stakes it was on hiatus in 2005.

John Henry's win in 1983 made him the first racehorse to surpass $4 million in career earnings. 1991 winner Miss Alleged is the only filly to ever win this race.

The race was first run in 1981 and became a Grade I event in 1983. It was downgraded in 2012 and is now a Grade II race.

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 2:27.35 @ ​1 12 miles on the Del Mar Racetrack: Finnegans Wake (2014)
  • 2:24.61 @ ​1 12 miles on the Hollywood Park Racetrack: Boboman (2006)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Dist.
(Miles)
Time
Win$
Gr.
2019 Oscar Dominguez 6 John Velazquez Richard Baltas Nancy Messineo & Bruce Sands 1 12 m 2:28.17 $120,000 G2
2018 Chicago Style 5 Drayden Van Dyke Thomas F. Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1 12 m 2:28.53 $120,000 G2
2017 Manitoulin 4 Mike E. Smith James J. Toner Darby Dan Farm Racing LLC (Debbie Richards, partnership manager) 1 12 m 2:30.16 $120,000 G2
2016 Texas Ryano 5 Joseph Talamo Carla Gaines Warren Williamson 1 12 m 2:27.92 $120,000 G2
2015 The Pizza Man 6 Mike E. Smith Roger Brueggemann Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Richard & Karen Papiese) 1 12 m 2:31.75 $150,000 G2
2014 Finnegans Wake 5 Victor Espinoza Peter Miller Donegal Racing (Jerry Crawford, partnership manager) & Rockingham Ranch (Gary Hartunian) 1 12 m 2:27.35 $150,000 G2
2013 Lucayan 4 Joel Rosario Neil D. Drysdale Pandora Stud 1 12 m 2:26.14 $150,000 G2
2012 Grandeur 3 Garrett Gomez Patrick Gallagher Yvonne Jacques 1 12 m 2:27.95 $150,000 G2
2011 Sanagas 5 Rajiv Maragh Graham Motion Andreas Jacobs 1 12 m 2:27.53 $150,000 G1
2010 Unusual Suspect 6 Corey Nakatani Barry Abrams Barry, David, & Dyan Abrams 1 12 m 2:25.83 $150,000 G1
2009 Race not held
2008 Champs Elysees 5 Jose Valdivia Jr. Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 12 m 2:27.71 $150,000 G1
2007 Sunriver 4 Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher Aaron & Marie Jones 1 12 m 2:27.07 $150,000 G1
2006 Boboman 5 Garrett Gomez Richard Mandella Wertheimer et Frère 1 12 m 2:24.61 $150,000 G1
2005 Race not held
2004 Pellegrino 5 Gary Stevens Donald Burke II Gary A. Tanaka 1 12 m 2:29.73 $150,000 G1
2003 Continuously 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Saud bin Khaled 1 12 m 2:29.01 $150,000 G1
2002 Sligo Bay 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. C. Beau Greely Columbine Stable 1 12 m 2:27.22 $150,000 G1
2001 Super Quercus 5 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel 3 Plus U Stable 1 12 m 2:29.86 $150,000 G1
2000 Bienamado 4 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan, Robert Sangster 1 12 m 2:25.98 $240,000 G1
1999 Lazy Lode 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. Richard Mandella The Thoroughbred Corp. 1 12 m 2:25.85 $240,000 G1
1998 Lazy Lode 4 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase The Thoroughbred Corp. 1 12 m 2:28.36 $300,000 G1
1997 River Bay 4 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Chalhoub Stable 1 12 m 2:26.47 $300,000 G1
1996 Running Flame 4 Chris McCarron Mike Puype Gary Biszantz 1 12 m 2:28.53 $300,000 G1
1995 Royal Chariot 5 Alex Solis Eddie Gregson D & V Enterprises 1 12 m 2:25.18 $275,000 G1
1994 Frenchpark 4 Corey Black Terry Knight Hubert Guy 1 12 m 2:25.66 $275,000 G1
1993 Fraise 5 Chris McCarron William I. Mott Madeleine Paulson 1 12 m 2:32.34 $275,000 G1
1992 Bien Bien 3 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez Trudy McCaffery & John Toffan 1 12 m 2:31.28 $275,000 G1
1991 Miss Alleged 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Issam Fares 1 12 m 2:30.00 $275,000 G1
1990 Itsallgreektome 3 Corey Nakatani Wallace Dollase Jhayare Stables 1 12 m 2:24.80 $275,000 G1
1989 Frankly Perfect 4 Chris McCarron Charlie Whittingham Bruce McNall & Wayne Gretzky 1 12 m 2:26.60 $275,000 G1
1988 Great Communicator 5 Ray Sibille Thad Ackel Class Act Farm (George Ackel) 1 12 m 2:34.40 $275,000 G1
1987 Vilzak 4 Pat Day Jack Van Berg Harry T. Rosenblum 1 12 m 2:27.00 $275,000 G1
1986 Alphabatim 5 Bill Shoemaker John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1 12 m 2:25.80 $275,000 G1
1985 Zoffany 5 Ed Delahoussaye John Gosden Anthony & John Bodie, Anthony Speelman 1 12 m 2:28.40 $275,000 G1
1984 Alphabatim 3 Chris McCarron John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1 38 m 2:25.80 $275,000 G1
1983 John Henry 8 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 1 38 m 2:16.60 $275,000 G1
1982-1 The Hague 3 Fernando Toro Richard Mandella Elmendorf Farm 1 38 m 2:13.40 $220,000
1982-2 Prince Spellbound 3 Marco Castaneda Lester Holt William L. Pease 1 38 m 2:14.00 $220,000
1981 Providential 4 Alain Lequeux Charlie Whittingham Serge Fradkoff 1 12 m 2:26.80 $325,500
  • † In 2003, Epicentre won the race but was disqualied for interference in the stretch and set back to third.
  • † In 1992, Fraise finished first but officials disqualified him and he was set back to second place for bumping Bien Bien in the stretch.

External linkEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hollywood Turf Cup Profile". Equibase. Retrieved 29 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2020 Media Guides". Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. 2020-01-01. Retrieved 2020-09-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)