Starlet Stakes

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Hollywood Starlet Stakes
Grade I race
Location Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California
(relocated from the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California
Inaugurated 1974
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website [1]
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds Fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $500,000 added

The Starlet Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old fillies run each December. Formerly the Hollywood Starlet Stakes and run at at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California for 33 years, in 2014 the race moved to the Los Alamitos Race Course and currently offers a purse of $500,000.

The Grade I event was raced on dirt until 2006 when the new synthetic Cushion Track was installed at Hollywood Park. Now at Los Alamitos, it is again run on dirt. The Starlet covers the distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs). (From 1985 though 1990 it was raced at a distance of one mile.)

The Hollywood Starlet Stakes is the final major race of the year for young fillies and is frequented by horses coming out of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

In 2003, Hollywood Story became the first maiden to win the Starlet in the history of the event.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins by a Trainer

Winners of the Hollywood Starlet Stakes since 1991[edit]

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Take Charge Brandi Victor Espinoza D. Wayne Lukas Willis D. Horton 1:42.18
2013 Streaming Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings 1:44.96
2012 Pure Fun Garrett Gomez Kenneth G. McPeek Magdalena Racing 1:44.65
2011 Killer Graces Joe Talamo Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Borislow/Campbell/Melen 1:44.09
2010 Turbulent Descent David Flores Mike Puype Blinkers On Racing 1:44.18
2009 Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/DeDomenico/Carver 1:41.96
2008 Laragh Edgar Prado John Terranova IEAH Stables et al. 1:41.96
2007 Country Star Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stonerside Stable 1:40.54
2006 Romance Is Diane David R. Flores Mike R. Mitchell Senji Nishimura 1:42.61
2005 Diplomat Lady Tyler Baze Chris Paasch Charles Cono 1:43.89
2004 Splendid Blendid Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Peter Vegso 1:41.82
2003 Hollywood Story Pat Valenzuela John Shirreffs George Krikorian 1:42.87
2002 Elloluv Pat Valenzuela Craig Dollase J. Paul Reddam 1:42.88
2001 Habibti Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:43.12
2000 I Believe In You Alex Solis Paul J. McGee J., M., & S. Siegel 1:43.57
1999 Surfside Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:43.51
1998 Excellent Meeting Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:42.14
1997 Love Lock Kent Desormeaux D. Wayne Lukas Michael Tabor 1:42.17
1996 Sharp Cat Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:44.69
1995 Cara Rafaela Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Gonzalo Borges Torrealba 1:43.10
1994 Serena's Song Corey Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Robert & Beverly Lewis 1:41.96
1993 Sardula Ed Delahoussaye Brian Mayberry Ann & Jerry Moss 1:42.34
1992 Creaking Board Corey Nakatani Pascal Bary A J B P C Stable 1:43.73
1991 Magical Maiden Gary L. Stevens Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1:42.74

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1990 - Cuddles
  • 1989 - Cheval Volant
  • 1988 - Stocks Up
  • 1987 - Goodbye Halo
  • 1982 - Fabulous Notion
  • 1981 - Skillful Joy
  • 1979 - Eloquent


See also[edit]

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