Ack Ack Handicap (Hollywood Park)
|Grade III race|
|Location||Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||7 1⁄2 furlongs|
|Qualification||Three-year-olds & up|
Open to horses aged three and up, the Ack Ack is set at a distance of 7 1⁄2 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.
- 1:27.15 - Joey Franco (2003)
Winners of the Ack Ack Handicap
|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|
|2001||Grey Memo||4||Garrett Gomez||Warren Stute||Manzani, Ridgeley Farm & Russ||1:28.19|
- Hollywood Park Media Guide