Bayakoa Handicap

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Bayakoa Handicap
Grade II race
LocationDel Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, USA
moved from the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack
Inglewood, California, United States
Inaugurated1981
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitewww.dmtc.com
Race information
Distance11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surfacedirt
Trackleft-handed
QualificationFillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
WeightAssigned
Purse$200,000

The Bayakoa Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run Del Mar in Del Mar, California, USA. In 2014 it was moved from the now closed Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California Once held annually in the first week of December at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California it is now run in December at Del Mar.

The race is open to fillies and mares, aged four and up, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles (8.5 furlongs) on [dirt]]. A Grade II event, it currently offers a purse of $100,000.

Inaugurated in 1981 as the Silver Belles Handicap, it was raced at a distance of one and one-eighth miles (9 furlongs) through 1989 and at 8.5 furlongs since 1990. The race was renamed the Bayakoa Handicap in 1994 in honor of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Bayakoa.

On December 7, 1997, Sharp Cat won the Bayakoa Stakes in the first walkover in the history of Hollywood Park Racetrack. [1]

Records[edit]

Speed record: (at current distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)

  • 1:40.38 - Briecat (2008)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Manistique (1998, 1999)
  • 2 - Starrer (2001, 2002)
  • 2 - Star Parade (2003, 2005)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - George Krikorian (2001, 2002, 2004)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2017 Majestic Heat  5 Mike E. Smith Richard E. Mandella M. Auerbach LLC, Bardy Farm and McCauley, Ron 1:42.15
2016 Vale Dori (ARG) 4 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Sheikh Mohammed Khalifa Al Maktoum 1:44.79
2015 Mufajaah 4 Emmanuel Esquivel Daniel C. Peitz Shadwell Stable 1:45.04
2014 Tiz Midnight 4 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Watson/Pegram/Weitman 1:41.62
2013 Broken Sword 3 Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer Dedomenico/Hollendorfer/Todaro 1:42.98
2012 Lady of Fifty 3 Martin Garcia Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/Todaro 1:44.36
2011 Ellafitz 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert D & E Racing 1:42.69
2010 Washington Bridge 3 Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer DeDomenico/Hollendorfer 1:44.25
2009 Zardana 5 Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs Arnold Zetcher, LLC 1:42.24
2008 Briecat 3 Jon Court Vladimir Cerin David & Holly Wilson 1:40.38
2007 Romance Is Diane 3 Michael Baze Mike R. Mitchell Watson and Weitman Perf. 1:40.90
2006 Foxysox 3 Victor Espinoza Carla Gaines Warren B. Williamson 1:41.84
2005 Star Parade 6 Martin Pedroza Darrell Vienna Gary A. Tanaka 1:41.96
2004 Hollywood Story 3 Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs George Krikorian 1:41.11
2003 Star Parade 4 Victor Espinoza Darrell Vienna J. Doug McClure 1:41.02
2002 Starrer 4 Patrick Valenzuela John Shirreffs George Krikorian 1:41.74
2001 Starrer 3 Jerry Bailey David Hofmans George Krikorian 1:42.52
2000 Feverish 5 Ed Delahoussaye Dan L. Hendricks Pam & Martin Wygod 1:42.26
1999 Manistique 4 Corey Nakatani John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1:43.16
1998 Manistique 3 Gary Stevens John Shirreffs 505 Farms 1:42.51
1997 Sharp Cat 3 Alex Solis D. Wayne Lukas The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:42.68
1996 Listening 3 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Janis R. Whitham 1:42.66
1995 Pirate's Revenge 4 Chris Antley Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1:41.80
1994 Thirst For Peace 5 Alex Solis Sanford Shulman Clear Valley Stables 1:42.28
1993 Golden Klair 4 Chris McCarron Darrell Vienna No Problem Stable et al. 1:41.20
1992 Brought To Mind 5 Pat Valenzuela Ron McAnally Tadahiro Hotehama 1:42.62
1991 Paseana 4 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Jenny & Sidney Craig 1:42.70
1990 Fantastic Look 4 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones M/M. John Mabee 1:42.40
1989 Approved To Fly 3 Alex Solis Victor L. Garcia Barry & Judith Becker 1:48.20
1988 Nastique 4 Bill Shoemaker Stephen A. DiMauro Chaus Stables, Inc. 1:48.00
1987 no race
1986 Family Style 3 Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:50.00
1985 Love Smitten 4 Chris McCarron Edwin J. Gregson Gail & Del Chase 1:47.80
1984 Dontstop Themusic 4 Terry Lipham Randy Winick M/M Albert Broccoli 1:50.20
1983 Sweet Diane 3 Ray Sibille Robert J. Frankel H. W. Stone et al. 1:48.00
1982 Sierva 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Henry Moreno R. Charlene Parks 1:48.40
1981 Happy Guess 5 Bill Shoemaker Ron McAnally Mamakos & Stubrin 1:49.60

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