Charles Whittingham Stakes

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Charles Whittingham Stakes
Grade II race
LocationSanta Anita Park
Arcadia, California, USA
Inaugurated1969 as Hollywood Park Invitational Handicap
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Websitesantaanita.com
Race information
Distance1 14 miles (10 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & Up
WeightAssigned
Purse$200,000

The Charles Whittingham Stakes is a Grade II American Thoroughbred horse race for horses age three years old and older over a distance of ​1 14 miles on the turf held annually in late May at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, USA. The event currently carries a purse of $200,000.

History[edit]

The event was inaugurated in 1969 as the Hollywood Invitational Handicap over a distance of ​1 12 miles on the turf.[1]

The event was run at a distance of a ​1 12 miles from 1969 to 1987 and recently 2015. From 1989 until 1998, the race was named the Hollywood Turf Handicap.[2]

In 1999 the event was renamed to Charles Whittingham Handicap and in 2003 to Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap in honor of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham (1913–1999) who saddled many memorable winners at Hollywood Park and whose seven victories in the Hollywood Invitational Turf Handicap race was the most for any trainer. It had been equaled since.

In 2014 when Hollywood Park Racetrack closed the race was moved to Santa Anita Park and renamed to it current name.[2]

Originally a Grade I event, the event was downgraded in 2013 to Grade II.[2]

Records[edit]

Time record: (at current distance of ​1 14 miles)

Most wins:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse
Grade
Charles Whittingham Stakes
2018 Itsinthepost 6 Julien Leparoux Jeff Mullins Red Baron's Barn LLC 2:02.10 $200,000 II
2017 Ashleyluvssuger 6 Gary Stevens Peter Eurton Alesia, Sharon, Bran Jam Stable / Ciaglia Racing 1:58.49 $200,000 II
2016 Si Sage (FR) 6 Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy Red Baron's Barn/Rancho Temescal/Vayaconsuerte 1:59.48 $200,000 II
2015 Ashleyluvssugar 4 Gary Stevens Peter Eurton Bran Jam Stable/Ciaglia Racing 2:30.10 $200,000 II
2014 Fire With Fire 6 Tyler Baze Neil Drysdale David Heerensperger 2:00.92 $200,000 II
Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap
2013 Tale of a Champion 5 Joseph Talamo Kristin Mulhall Kretz Racing 2:01.27 $200,000 II
2012 Acclamation 6 Patrick Valenzuela Donald Warren Peter & Mary Hilvers 2:01.50 $250,000 I
2011 Acclamation 5 Joe Talamo Donald Warren Johnstons/Hilvers 2:00.18 $250,000 I
2010 Acclamation 4 C. S. Reyes Donald Warren E.W. and Judy Johnston 1:59.45 $250,000 I
2009 Midships 4 Victor Espinoza Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:00.51 $300,000 I
2008 Artiste Royal 7 David Flores Neil D. Drysdale David & Jill Heerensperger 1:59.99 $300,000 I
2007 After Market 4 Alex Solis John Shirreffs Pam & Martin Wygod 1:58.77 $300,000 I
2006 Lava Man 5 Corey Nakatani Douglas F. O'Neill STD Racing/Jason Wood 2:00.29 $300,000 I
2005 Sweet Return 5 Alex Solis Ron McAnally Red Oak Stable 2:01.35 $350,000 I
2004 Sabiango 6 Tyler Baze Bob Baffert Monty Roberts 2:01.52 $350,000 I
2003 Storming Home 5 Gary Stevens Neil D. Drysdale Sheikh Maktoum 2:00.66 $350,000 I
Charles Whittingham Handicap
2002 Denon 4 Garrett Gomez Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann 2:01.47 $350,000 I
2001 Bienamado 5 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez Caffery/Toffan/Sangster 1:59.34 $350,000 I
2000 White Heart 5 Kent Desormeaux Neil D. Drysdale Sheikh Mohammed 2:00.83 $300,000 I
1999 River Bay 6 Alex Solis Robert J. Frankel Chalhoub Stable 2:00.66 $400,000 I
Hollywood Turf Handicap
1998 Storm Trooper 5 Kent Desormeaux Henry Cecil Prince Fahd Salman 2:03.05 $400,000 I
1997 Rainbow Dancer 6 Alex Solis Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farms 2:00.09 $400,000 I
1996 Sandpit 7 Corey Nakatani Richard Mandella Sierra Thoroughbreds 1:59.40 $500,000 I
1995 Earl of Barking 5 Goncalino Almeida Richard L. Cross Henry E. Pabst 1:59.78 $500,000 I
1994 Grand Flotilla 7 Gary Stevens Jenine Sahadi Mike Sloan 1:59.26 $500,000 I
1993 Bien Bien 4 Chris McCarron J. Paco Gonzalez Caffery & Toffan 1:57.75 $500,000 I
1992 Quest for Fame 5 Gary Stevens Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:58.99 $500,000 I
1991 Exbourne 5 Gary Stevens Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 2:00.10 $500,000 I
1990 Steinlen 7 Jose A. Santos D. Wayne Lukas Wildenstein Stables 2:03.00 $500,000 I
1989 Great Communicator 6 Ray Sibille Thad Ackel Class Act Stable 1:59.40 $500,000 I
Hollywood Invitational Handicap
1988 Political Ambition 4 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Clover Racing Stable et al. 1:58.60 $300,000 I
1987 Rivlia 5 Chris McCarron Charles Whittingham Narvick International 2:24.20 $300,000 I
1986 Flying Pidgeon 5 Santiago Soto Luis Olivares C. Daparma/Flying "M" Acres 2:27.00 $300,000 I
1985 Both Ends Burning 5 Ed Delahoussaye Neil D. Drysdale Burdett-Coutts & Nelson 2:25.00 $300,000 I
1984 John Henry 9 Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 2:25.00 $300,000 I
1983 Erins Isle 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Brian Sweeney 2:25.80 $300,000 I
1982 Exploded 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Charles Whittingham Bradley/Chandler/Whittingham 2:25.20 $300,000 I
1981 John Henry 6 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 2:27.80 $200,000 I
1980 John Henry 5 Darrel McHargue Ron McAnally Dotsam Stable 2:25.40 $200,000 I
1979 Johnny's Image 4 Sandy Hawley Robert J. Frankel Edmund A. Gann & Meryl Ann Tanz 2:25.20 $200,000 I
1978 Exceller 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:25.80 $200,000 I
1977 Vigors 4 Darrel McHargue Larry J. Sterling William R. Hawn 2:26.80 $200,000 I
1976 Dahlia 6 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:26.80 $200,000 I
1975 Barclay Joy 5 Tony Diaz Tommy Doyle Barclay Stable 2:27.00 I
1974 Court Ruling 4 William Mahorney W. Preston King Milton Polinger 2:27.60 I
1973 Life Cycle 4 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Robert J. Frankel Peter E. Blum 2:25.60 I
1972 Typecast 6 Jerry Lambert Tommy Doyle Fletcher R. Jones 2:25.80
1971 Cougar II 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Mary F. Jones 2:26.40
1970 Fiddle Isle 5 Bill Shoemaker Charles Whittingham Howard B. Keck 2:25.60
1969 Fort Marcy 5 Manuel Ycaza J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stables 2:27.20

Notes:
¶ Mare

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHARLES WHITTINGHAM MEMORIAL HANDICAP - HOLLYWOOD PARK, CA UNITED STATES - Grade II". Thoroughbred Pedigree Online. 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Charles Whittingham Stakes (Gr. 2)". equibase. 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.