Triple Bend Invitational Handicap

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Triple Bend Invitational Handicap
Grade I race
Location Santa Anita Park
Arcadia, California, USA
relocated from the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Santa Anita Park
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Surface Cushion Track synthetic dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Handicap
Purse $300,000

The Triple Bend Invitational Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race once held annually at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California but beginning in 2014, due to the closure of Hollywood Park, is held at Santa Anita Park. A Grade I event since 2004, it is contested on Cushion Track synthetic dirt over a distance of seven furlongs and is open to horses age three and older.

Inaugurated in 1952 as the Lakes And Flowers Handicap, in 1979 the name was changed to honor Frank McMahon's colt Triple Bend whose wins included the Santa Anita Handicap and who set a world record time of 119.80 for seven furlongs on dirt in winning the 1972 Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack. In 1980, Rich Cream broke that mark with another world record time for seven furlongs on dirt in winning the Triple Bend Handicap.[1]

Records[edit]

Speed record:

Most wins:

Winners since 1989[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2014 Declassify 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1:22.03
2013 Centralinteligence 5 Victor Espinoza Ronald W. Ellis Amerman Racing Stables/Bongo Racing Stable et al 1:21.57
2012 Camp Victory 5 Joe Talamo Mike Mitchell Jacobsen/Featherston/Millers 1:22.75
2011 Smiling Tiger 4 Joel Rosario Jeff Bonde Klein/Lebherz 1:21.22
2010 E Z's Gentleman 5 Martin Pedroza Bob Baffert Arnold Zetcher LLC 1:21.11
2009 Zensational 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 1:21.34
2008 Street Boss 4 David Flores Bruce Headley Bluegate Corp. et al. 1:22.42
2007 Bilo 7 Joe Talamo Martin F. Jones King Edward 1:21.65
2006 Siren Lure 5 Alex Solis Art Sherman T & M Melkonian et al. 1:21.29
2005 Unfurl The Flag 5 Corey Nakatani David Bernstein Gaylord Ailshie et al. 1:20.95
2004 Pohave 6 Victor Espinoza Doug O'Neill Kagele Brothers et al. 1:21.06
2003 Joey Franco 4 Pat Valenzuela Darrell Vienna Jerry Frankel 1:21.56
2002 Disturbingthepeace 4 Victor Espinoza Darrell Vienna Rita & David Milch 1:21.09
2001 Ceeband 4 Matt Garcia John W. Sadler C R K Stable 1:21:17
2000 Elaborate 5 Victor Espinoza J. Paco Gonzalez Tofan & McCaffery 1:21.19
1999 Mazel Trick 4 Chris McCarron Robert J. Frankel B. Jones / 3+U Stable 1:19.97
1998 Son Of A Pistol 6 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Asistio–BBC St/Davenport 1:20.81
1997 Score Quick 5 Goncalino Almeida Melvin F. Stute Bill M. Thomas 1:21.01
1996 Letthebighossroll 8 Chris McCarron Bob Baffert Romi Stables 1:21.43
1995 Concept Win 5 Pat Valenzuela Willard Proctor Glen Hill Farm 1:21.09
1994 Memo 7 Paul Atkinson Richard Mandella Stud Panter 1:20.52
1993 Now Listen 6 Kent Desormeaux Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:20.83
1992 Slew The Surgeon 4 Modesto Linares Eric J. Guillot Jens L. List Jr. 121.44
1991 Robyn Dancer 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Darrell Vienna Jack Owens 1:21.10
1990 Prospectors Gamble 5 Julio Garcia Brian Mayberry Jay Emm Ess Stable 1:21.40
1989 Sensational Star 5 Rafael Meza William B. Spawr Calhoun-Risoldi-Sullivan 1:21.40

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1988 - Perfect Travel
  • 1987 - Bedside Promise
  • 1986 - Sabona
  • 1985 - Fifty Six Ina Row
  • 1984 - Debonaire Junior
  • 1983 - Regal Falcon
  • 1982 - Never Tabled
  • 1981 - Summer Time Guy
  • 1980 - Rich Cream
  • 1979 - White Rammer
  • 1978 - Drapier
  • 1977 - Painted Wagon
  • 1976 - Home Jerome
  • 1975 - Messenger Of Song
  • 1974 - Woodland Pines
  • 1973 - Briartic
  • 1972 - Miles Tyson
  • 1971 - Fleet Surprise
  • 1970 - Time To Leave
  • 1969 - Baffle
  • 1968 - Speedy King
  • 1967 - Kissin' George
  • 1966 - Azure Te
  • 1965 - Solazo
  • 1964 - Turloc
  • 1963 - Windy Sea
  • 1962 - Wallet Lifter
  • 1961 - Windy Sands
  • 1960 - Aliwar
  • 1959 - Fleet Nasrullah
  • 1958 - The Searcher
  • 1957 - Nashville
  • 1956 - Porterhouse
  • 1955 - Porterhouse
  • 1954 - Curragh King
  • 1953 - Pet Bully
  • 1952 - Intent

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