Ack Ack Handicap (Hollywood Park)

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Ack Ack Handicap
Grade III race
Location Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated 2001
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 12 furlongs
Surface Cushion Track
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $100,000

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

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.


Speed record:

  • 1:27.15 - Joey Franco (2003)

Winners of the Ack Ack Handicap[edit]

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


  • Hollywood Park Media Guide